Governor Signs 11 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (June 25, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 11 bills. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the Fifth Special Session so far to 11. Information on these bills can be found below. HB5002 Open and Public Meetings Act Amendments, Potter, V.   HB5003 School District Use of […]

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Moving Rural Utah to Green

Since the convening of our state’s coronavirus task force, Utah’s response to the pandemic has been one of data-informed judgement and prudent decision making. Limiting the spread of the coronavirus and reactivating the economy are not mutually exclusive realities, and having an adaptable response plan is key to achieving both goals. As we move from […]

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Governor Calls Special Session

SALT LAKE CITY (June 16, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued a proclamation today calling the Utah Legislature into a Fifth Special Session on Thursday, June 18, at 9:30 a.m.  The following items will be considered:  Adjusting the fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021 budgets and making statutory changes relating to those budgets; […]

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Why Utahns Should Wear a Facemask

Though wearing a facemask has not been made a requirement for everyone in Utah, using one serves as a simple action taken to protect the health of others around you. Here in the state, Governor Herbert and many other leaders have asked the public to wear face coverings over their mouth and nose when out […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Adopting Updated Guidelines as well as Transitions Kane County to Green Health Risk Status and Bluff and Mexican Hat to Yellow.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2020) – In close consultation with local health authorities and with the Utah Department of Health, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order moving Kane County to the New Normal Health Risk Status, or Green as well as Bluff and Mexican Hat to the Low Health Risk Status, […]

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Utah’s Paycheck Protection Program Successes

Utah has emerged as the number one state in the nation for small businesses receiving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). When measured as a percentage of eligible payroll, 94% of eligible payroll in the state has been covered, putting Utah ahead of all other states. In other words, the […]

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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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