The Utah National Guard in Washington, D.C.

As protests have taken place across the country over the past several weeks, some areas have experienced violence and destruction. At the epicenter of this unrest is Washington, D.C., where numerous protests have devolved into events posing safety risks to both protesters and residents of the area alike. Additionally, Washington is home to numerous national […]

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Governor Maintains Current Health Risk Guidance

SALT LAKE CITY (June 5, 2020) – Today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert extended to June 12, 2020 his Utah COVID-19 health risk status order of May 29, 2020. All current health risk guidance for the state remains unchanged. Specifically, the COVID-19 public health risk status remains Orange (Moderate Risk) in Salt Lake City, Bluff and […]

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Gov. Herbert lowers flags in honor of Officer Nathan Lyday

SALT LAKE CITY (June 5, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in honor of Ogden police officer Nathan Lyday, who will be laid to rest on that day.  Officer […]

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Governor Herbert Issues Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Civil Unrest, Temporarily Closing State Capitol Campus to the Public

SALT LAKE CITY (June 1, 2020) – In close consultation with the Utah Department of Public Safety, Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an Executive Order this evening declaring a State of Emergency due to civil unrest. This order will temporarily close the State Capitol Complex to the public. The order is effective immediately, and the […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Transitioning Grand County, West Valley City and Magna to Yellow Health Risk Status

SALT LAKE CITY (May 29, 2020) – In consultation with the Utah Department of Health and the Local Health Departments, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order moving Grand County, West Valley City and Magna to Low Health Risk Status, or Yellow.  Per the Order, Salt Lake City, Bluff and Mexican Hat will […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Releasing Updated Guidelines for Low-Risk Phase in the Utah Leads Together Plan

SALT LAKE CITY (May 27, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order updating guidelines for areas in low health risk designation under Utah’s phased health guidance plan. The order specifically addresses updated guidelines pertaining to social gatherings, education, businesses, travel and events.  “We are making progress and we can see that […]

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Farmers Feeding Utah Delivers 18,000 pounds of lamb meat, 10,000 pounds of flour to assist Navajo Nation

Today, Governor Gary R. Herbert’s deputy chief of staff, Michael Mower, traveled to Blanding with representatives from the governor’s cabinet, the Utah Department of Agriculture and the Utah Farm Bureau to help deliver 18,000 pounds of lamb to Blanding’s food pantry to assist the Navajo Nation. Farmers Feeding Utah will also distribute 10,000 pounds of […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Moving Bluff and Mexican Hat to Orange Health Risk Status

SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2020) – In close consultation with local health authorities and with the Utah Department of Health, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has approved requests for the municipalities of Bluff and Mexican Hat to transition to Orange, or Moderate Health Risk Status. Both areas are located in San Juan County.  Gov. Herbert […]

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Gov. Herbert lowers flags in recognition of Memorial Day

SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the great State of Utah to be flown at half-staff at all state office buildings from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 25, 2020, in honor of Memorial Day and the men and […]

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Gov. Herbert lowers flags to honor the victims of the novel coronavirus pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2020) – In coordination with President Donald Trump’s proclamation, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on Sunday, May 24, 2020 to honor the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Gov. Herbert issued […]

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