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State Issues New Public Health Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 23, 2020) – Today the Utah Department of Health has released a new public health order after the recent one will expire at midnight. The new order will go into effect tomorrow, Nov. 24 and will remain in effect until Dec. 8th unless otherwise modified or amended.   View the full order […]

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Additional Updates Added to the State of Emergency and Public Health Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 12, 2020) – Today additional updates were added to the State of Emergency and the Public Health order to provide additional clarification.  The revised order clarifies that: Physical child custody exchanges, court-ordered parent time, and at-home child care services (including nannies and babysitters) are permitted; Business services provided at a place […]

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Gov. Herbert Updates State of Emergency and Public Health Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 9, 2020) – Following last night’s announcements of new restrictions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Utah, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Department of Health have released updated orders which clarify several points of confusion.  Under the new orders:  Bars and restaurants may not serve alcohol after […]

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Governor Declares New State of Emergency to Address Hospital Overcrowding, Case Surge

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 8, 2020) – Following weeks of continued stress on Utah’s hospital networks due to a rise in cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared a new State of Emergency to address hospital overcrowding.  Pursuant to the State of Emergency, the governor and Utah Department of Health have issued concurrent […]

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Governor Announces Utah’s COVID-19 Transmission Index: A New Paradigm in COVID Guidance

Yesterday, Governor Herbert was joined by Director Richard Saunders and Dr. Angela Dunn of the Utah Department of Health to unveil the state’s new response plan to the coronavirus pandemic. This novel framework arrives during a time when the state has seen spiking case counts across the board.  Though Utah fared well during the initial […]

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Governor Announces Small Business Grant

During the governor’s weekly press briefing this morning, Governor Herbert announced the launch of a new $2 million “Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant” for small businesses in Utah. The grant was created using federal CARES Act funding as a way to provide an important lifeline to Utah’s many small businesses who may be experiencing payroll […]

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Governor Herbert Renews State of Emergency

Governor also issues brief renewals of several suspended statutes  SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 19, 2020) — With COVID-19 cases hitting record highs yesterday Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order that will again place Utah under a State of Emergency. The previous order was scheduled to expire today.  Under the new State of […]

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Five Things To Know About Utah’s COVID-19 Testing

The information in this post was adapted from coronavirus.utah.gov. For more information on testing, including testing locations, visit here.  Responding to the novel coronavirus has required Utahns to stay up to date with constantly evolving information. The fluid nature of the pandemic has generated many questions about key areas of our response.  In order to […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Lowering Restrictions in Box Elder and Carbon Counties

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 11, 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 Box Elder County and Carbon County to the Minimal Level of Restriction Status, or Green. View the full order here.  # # # 

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Governor Issues Executive Orders

 Orders Lower Restrictions in Salt Lake and Sevier Counties, Extend Requirements for Face Coverings in State Facilities  SALT LAKE CITY (September 4, 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 Salt Lake City to the Low Level […]

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