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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.

  • As of June 1, 2021, all city facilites are open to the public. 
  • According to CDC guidlines, fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings or social distance in city facilities. 
  • Residents 12 and older can now schedule a vaccine appointment.
  • Residents 50 and older can now schedule vaccine appointments through Salt Lake County. Individuals 16+ with qualifying medical conditions can also schedule a vaccine appointment.
  • The Utah DWS has released a fact sheet on COVID-19 in multiple languages. These include English, Spanish, Burmese, Swahili, Arabic, Farsi and Somali.
  • The Utah State government has announced that starting Monday, January 18 the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for Utahns 70 and older. If you are a school staff member, a healthcare worker or are 70+ years old, you can schedule your vaccination with the SLCo website
  • Many Americans now qualify for the second $600 stimulus checks. For more information, read the IRS Press Release.
  • The first wave of Pfizer vaccines is being distributed to Utah health care workers. We will continue to post updates on the progress of vaccinations as the process continues.
  • Governor Herbert has announced a Utah State of Emergency, as well as new COVID-19 restrictions, citing unsustainable growth in transmission rates throughout the state. See the full announcement.
  • The State of Utah has released a new system -- known as the "COVID-19 Transmission Index" -- which replaces the Phased Reopening Plan. Counties will now be placed in one of three transmission levels: High, Moderate, or Low. These levels correspond directly to case rates, positivity rates, and ICU utilization. For more information, read the full announcement.
  • Salt Lake County has released new guidance requiring face masks anywhere -- including outside -- where maintaining 6 feet of social distance is not possible. This does not apply to children under two years old. Read the full summary.
  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has created a Coronavirus One-Stop Shop that offers guidance and toolkits for communicating with a wide range of audiences. Check out their webpages for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 now requiring face masks be worn by all riders. 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, go to the federal government's COVID-19 Page.
  • Apple, in partnership with the CDC and the White House, has developed a virtual screening 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.
  • 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.​