Gov. Herbert suspends sections of Utah statute regarding signature gathering

Changes makes accommodation for candidates to gather signatures to get on the ballot while following social distancing recommendations and requirements SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2020) – In order to better accommodate social distancing measures that help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order suspending certain sections of […]

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Governor issues Executive Order relaxing requirements for telehealth providers

SALT LAKE CITY (March 25, 2020) – The governor issued an Executive Order today suspending sections of state statute that may make it difficult for health providers to provide telehealth care to their patients.  The order allows medical providers to offer a telehealth service that does not comply with the security and privacy standards required […]

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State clarifies instructions for mass gatherings

SALT LAKE CITY (March 21, 2020) – The Utah Department of Health has amended a recent order regarding mass gatherings, to clearly remove the potential criminal penalty associated with gathering in groups larger than 10.  The governor issued the following statement:  “Implementing rigorous social distancing measures is crucial to preventing the spread of novel coronavirus, […]

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Governor Herbert Releases Economic Response Plan 

“Utah Leads Together” provides concrete steps against coronavirus Salt Lake City, UT (March 24, 2020) – Governor Gary R. Herbert released “Utah Leads Together,” his comprehensive task force plan to mitigate the economic consequences of Covid-19 and return Utah to the record-setting growth it enjoyed prior to the pandemic. The report and economic playbook include […]

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State restricts non-urgent medical procedures

Order applies to medical, dental, and veterinary procedures and will preserve personal protective equipment for treatment of COVID-19 SALT LAKE CITY (March 24, 2020) – In order to preserve masks, gloves and other protective equipment for medical professionals assisting in the fight against COVID-19, the Utah Department of Health has announced restrictions on medical, dental, […]

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State issues extension on K-12 and Technical College dismissal

SALT LAKE CITY (March 23, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and Acting Commissioner of Technical Education Jared Haines announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1st, and that Utah’s technical colleges will suspend teaching from Monday, March 30 until Friday, May 1. These […]

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Governor issues Executive Orders to help government function optimally amid adjustments to slow spread of COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY (March 18, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued three executive orders today. These orders make adjustments to help Utah government function optimally while accommodating social distancing measures, and aim to help lessen the burden on establishments with liquor licenses, which are either temporarily closed or operating on a limited basis.  Specifically, […]

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State orders restaurants, bars to suspend dine-in services to slow spread of COVID-19

Order also limits gatherings to groups of 10, per President Trump’s recommendations SALT LAKE CITY (March 17, 2020) – The Utah Department of Health, in coordination with the Governor’s Office and Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force, issued an order to all restaurants, bars, and food service establishments in the state of Utah to suspend dine-in […]

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Gov. Herbert announces recommendations to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus

SALT LAKE CITY (March 16, 2020) – This afternoon, Gov. Gary R. Herbert recommended the implementation of several precautionary measures across the state of Utah to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus. “Utah is a proactive state, and a prepared state,” Gov. Herbert said. “And at this point, these measures are purely preventative. By […]

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Gov. Herbert announces two-week dismissal of Utah’s public schools

State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson commits that services will remain available to students SALT LAKE CITY (March 13, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today that Utah’s public schools will implement a two-week dismissal, or “soft closure,” starting Monday, March 16. The dismissal is designed to help implement social distancing and slow the spread of […]

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