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Governor Herbert Extends Telehealth Executive Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 29, 2020) — After the recommendation of the Public Health and Economic Emergency Commission, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that he is extending the Executive Order regarding the suspension of enforcement of statutes related to telehealth services. View the full order here. View the recommendation letter here. # # # 

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Governor Herbert Extends Executive Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 25, 2020) — Today Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that he is extending the Executive Order pertaining to the suspension of enforcement of statutes relating to telehealth services. The order will take effect tomorrow, September 26, 2020, and shall remain in effect through September 29, 2020.  View the full order here. […]

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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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Executive Actions

Here you can view Executive Orders issued by the Office of the Governor. Executive Orders set policy for the executive branch; create boards and commissions; provide for the transfer of authority; or otherwise interpret, implement, or give administrative effect to a provision of the Constitution, state law or executive policy. You can view additional executive […]

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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 Order Declaring a State of Emergency due to Severe Weather

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 9, 2020) – Earlier today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in response to the severe windstorm that passed through Utah Monday night and Tuesday morning.  “This emergency has impacted residents in several counties. We have seen damage to homes, to critical infrastructures and […]

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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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Why Utah Remains in a State of Emergency

The information in this post was adapted from coronavirus.utah.gov. Over the past 170 days, Utah has been under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus. Governor Herbert first issued an executive order placing the state under this status on March 6. The last state of emergency expired on August 20, and as a result, […]

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Governor Herbert Reissues Seven Executive Orders

SALT LAKE CITY (August 20, 2020) – Today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued seven Executive Orders. All the executive orders that were issued today replace orders that will expire when the current state of emergency expires at midnight tonight. The executive orders include:  Executive Order 2020-51, Declaring a State of Emergency Due to the […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Adopting Updated Phased Guidelines

SALT LAKE CITY (August 14, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order adopting version 4.10 of the Phased Guidelines. The updates primarily change terminology from “risk levels” to “levels of restriction.” Other changes indicate that political subdivisions may adopt mask mandates without prior approval from the Utah Department of Health. The […]

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