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COVID-19 Updates and News

This page will provide regular updates on the COVID-19 situation as it develops in our community and throughout the world. Find up-to-date COVID-19 transmission data on​ Johns Hopkins University’s CSSE website.

  • Utah Governor Gary Herbert has announced Utah Leads Together III, which adjusts the original plan to account for the phased reopening of businesses. Read the full plan.
  • Salt Lake County is transitioning from risk level Orange ("Moderate Risk") to Yellow ("Low Risk"). South Salt Lake is now operating under Yellow Risk measures, though West Valey City, Magna and Salt Lake City will remain Orange for the now. Social distancing measures should still be followed in public places, and residents are encouraged to wear masks where social distancing is difficult. To learn more about Yellow Risk, see this graphic; en Espanol.
  • Salt Lake County has updated its "Salt Lake County Together" plan to align with the statewide changes scheduled for May 1. See all changes.
  • The Utah Economic Response Task Force has hosted a virtual town hall that provides guidance to employers and business owners during the phased reopening of Utah businesses. Get more information and watch the entire town hall at Utah.Gov.
  • Utah Governor Gary Herbert has announced "A Mask for Every Utahn". More information on this initiative. You can order your free mask on this utah.gov webpage.
  • Salt Lake County has announced that they will align with the Governer's plan to phase open businesses. An amended health order is anticipated, effective May 1. For specific guidelines based on industry, see Salt Lake County Together.
  • Utah Governor Gary Herbert has lowered the COVID-19 threat level in Utah to Orange (previously Red) and has announced the gradual reopening of certain industries, effective May 1. Read the full story.
  • The CDC is recommending that residents apply social distancing measures to their pets as well, avoiding close interaction with other animals and people outside of their household.
  • Those who have not received their Economic Impact Payment stimulus checks (and are eligible to do so) can check the status of their checks, input direct deposit information for their bank, and find helpful FAQs at this IRS webpage.
  • Promise SSL has created a helpful infographic explaining eligibility for CARES Act stimulus checks. View the infographicEn español.
  • Utah Governor Gary Herbert has announced that many state parks in the Western half of Utah are now open to everyone, including those from outside the county. Previously, only residents within the park's county were allowed in. Learn more.
  • SSL City Council unanimously passes the creation of Chapter 2.05 – Emergency Management of the SSL City Code. Enacted by this ordinance is an option to enforce orders under an emergency through a civil and/or criminal process. This provides law enforcement a civil enforcement tool to utilize under an emergency order. The City will take an education first approach, when possible, but will aggressively enforce flagrant violations of the orders.
  • Extended through May lst - Salt Lake County has issued a Public Health Order 3/29/2020 which complements the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” health directive. All residents should stay at their homes unless engaged in necessary business or activities.​ Read the full text.
  • FEMA has authorized Emergency non-congregate sheltering for individuals who have treated positive or been exposed to COVID-19, or who are at high risk. Learn more.
  • Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) have established an Emotional Health Support line to aid all Utahns. The number is 833-442-2211, interpretation is available in 20 languages. More information.
  • Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced that the Stay Home, Stay Safe Directive will extend until May 1st at 11:59pm. Salt Lake County has extended their Public Health Order until May 1st as well.
  • The IRS has confirmed that they will be sending out Economic Impact Payments of $1200 to adults making less than $75,000 per year (150,000 if taxes filed jointly). These checks will be deposited directly into your account, assuming the IRS has that information from your last tax return. If not, the agency will be opening an information portal in the near future. Learn more and avoid scams.
  • The CDC has released new recommendations based on the use of face masks. The Center recently shifted their policy, recommending that masks be worn in places where there is a high risk of community-based transmission. Read their full recommendations. Given the scarcity of facemasks, the Center had also released instructions for making your own masks.
  • TestUtah is a digital testing tool created by Silicon Slopes in partnership with the State of Utah. The site is designed to identify whether you should be tested for COVID-19, based on your current symptoms. Take the test today.
  • Intermountain Healthcare has opened additional testing sites for people displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Before visiting one of the testing locations, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 844-442-5224, where a medical professional can assess your symptoms.
  • UTA is reducing the frequency of routes. More information can be found on their website.
  • The federal government has passed several pieces of legislation in response to the COVID-19 situation. For programs, funding and assistance, please go to the federal government's COVID-19 Page.
  • The State has announced a program for essential employees (Health Care and Emergency Responders only) to access childcare. Individuals can go here for more information or to register for this free childcare program.
  • Salt Lake County has issued a Health Order regarding “Stay Home, Stay Safe”.  Details including the Health Order, infographics, and list of essential services can be found at https://slco.org/covid-19/
  • The State of Utah has also issued a Directive on “Stay Home, Stay Safe”.  Details about the directive can be found at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/full-text-governors-stay-home-stay-safe-directive/.
  • Apple, in partnership with the CDC and the White House, has developed a virtualscreening tool for COVID-19. This app can help you recognize symptoms, effectively utilize social distancing and understand whether you should be tested.
  • Outdoor recreation remains open; however, all residents should maintain 6 feet between one another, and should avoid congregating both outdoors or indoors. All​ playgrounds pavilions, and park restrooms are closed until further notice.
  • The CARES Act has been signed into law, providing over $2 trillion in federal relief spending to combat COVID-19 and the health and economic risks it poses. Read the full text; The Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions also provided this helpful Section-by-Section Summary.​
  • Utah Governor Gary Herbert has released a health directive “Stay Home, Stay Safe”. Read the full text.​
  • Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, the State of Utah, and our healthcare system partners continue to discuss details surrounding additional measures to combat COVID-19 in Utah.
  • U.S. Senate Passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) by a Unanimous Vote. The Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions provided this helpful Section-by-Section Summary. The legislation willprovide nearly $2 trillion in financial relief as the United States tries to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The U.S. House will convene​      this Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to consider the bill.
  • The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act will go into effect on April 1, and will remain effective through the end of the year. This legislation provides new federally-mandated sick leave for anyone employed in private sector businesses with fewer than 50 employees. More information here.​
  • Utah has announced a “Utah Leads Together Plan.”  This plan is a three (3) tiered approach to economic recovery efforts.  More information regarding these measures can be found at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/business.