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Wasatch County, Utah, May 27, 2020 - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order updating guidelines for areas in low health risk designation under Utah’s phased health guidance plan. The order specifically addresses updated guidelines pertaining to social gatherings, education, businesses, travel and events... View the full Executive Order HERE

Wasatch County, Utah, May 21, 2020 - In consultation with the Utah Department of Health and the Summit and Wasatch County Health Departments, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order moving Summit County and Wasatch County to Low Health Risk Status, or Yellow. The order is effective immediately... View the full Executive Order HERE

Wasatch County, Utah, April 30, 2020 - Wasatch County Health Officer, Randall Probst, and County Manager, Mike Davis issue a directive to follow the Governor’s new Executive Order. This Order adopts the “Phased Guidelines for the General Public and Businesses to Maximize Public Health and Economic Reactivation.” The directive rescinds the county's previous order... Read the directive by clicking HERE

Governor Gary Herbert issued a new Executive Order changing the public health risk status from Red (high risk) to Orange (moderate risk), ordering all individuals and businesses to comply with the provisions of the Phased Guidelines. The order takes effect May 1 at 12:01 AM and supersedes the state's previous Stay at Home Order... Read the order by clicking HERE

Wasatch County Health Officer, Randall Probst, and County Manager, Mike Davis, with support of the Wasatch County Board of Health issued a new public health order today. The order takes effect immediately and supersedes the previous Stay at Home Order issued on April 1.. Read the order by clicking a HERE

Wasatch County Health Officer Randall Probst with support of the Wasatch County Board of Health, Wasatch County Council and Manager, and other local political leaders signed an extension of the Stay Safe Stay Home Order for Wasatch County. The order will now be in effect until May 1, 2020. Read the order by clicking a HERE

Wasatch County Health Officer Randall Probst with support of the Wasatch County Board of Health, Wasatch County Council and Manager, and city Mayors, issued a Stay Safe Stay Home Order for Wasatch County. The order will be in effect as soon as possible, but no later than 7:00 am on April 1, 2020. Read the order by clicking a HERE. To view a signed copy of the order, click HERE

Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis issued a declaration of emergency for the county as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Wasatch County. Read the declaration by clicking a HERE.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive to all Utahns today. This is not a shelter in place order, but rather the next step in the Urgent Phase laid out in the Utah Leads Together plan. This directive seeks to make clear what individuals and businesses should do to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our state and communities. Goals of the directive are to flatten the curve, reduce the strain on hospitals and the healthcare system, and minimize the impact on medical resources for those with highest need. Utahns are expected to stay home whenever possible. The directive includes specific instructions for all individuals, high-risk individuals (60 years and older and those with serious underlying medical conditions), and children. The directives regarding hygiene, gatherings, travel, and outdoor recreation are effective immediately. Businesses that remain open are reminded to comply with all public health orders, offer telework options wherever possible, continue following strict hygiene policies, and implement enhanced social distancing measures in the workplace where telework is not an option. The directive can be downloaded as a PDF.

Dr. Joseph Miner, Director of the Utah Department of Health, issued a revised version of the state's Public Health Order that was originally released on March 17, 2020. The revision clarifies the recommendation to limit public gatherings to 10 people or less... The revised order can be downloaded as a PDF.

The Utah Department of Health, in coordination with the Governor’s Office and Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force, issued an order to all restaurants, bars, and food service establishments in the state of Utah to suspend dine-in operations for a period of two weeks beginning Wednesday, March 18, at 11:59 p.m. The order is intended to limit the spread of novel coronavirus in public spaces. During this period, restaurants and other food service entities can continue to offer curbside, drive-thru, pick up, and delivery options. The order also institutes additional precautions to be taken by eating establishments, including implementing additional sanitation measures and screening employees for symptoms of COVID-19. In accordance with recommendations President Trump made on Monday, March 16, the order also prohibits gatherings of more than ten individuals, and stipulates that access to long-term care facilities will be governed by guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The order also recommends individuals refrain from visiting long-term and nursing care facilities except to provide critical assistance, and that individuals over the age of 60, or who are immunocompromised, avoid contact with others. It is also recommended that individuals avoid discretionary travel, inessential shopping trips, and social visits. If a member of a household tests positive for COVID-19, all members of the household are directed to self-isolate. This order will be reassessed at the end of this two-week period. The formal order can be downloaded as a PDF.

Wasatch County Board of Health, with the support of the Wasatch County Emergency Management Board, has issued recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Wasatch County. Click HERE to read the resolution.

Wasatch County Government and Wasatch County Health Department support the recommendations presented by Governor Gary Herbert in his press conference on March 12, 2020 (click HERE to see announcement). As local leaders, we encourage the citizens of Wasatch County to review and follow the attached recommendations, particularly social distancing and proven hygiene practices. We also urge informed, fact-based and well-reasoned approaches to this and all other public matters. Although there are currently no cases of COVID-19 identified in Wasatch County, we recognize the serious potential that exists. Please know we are actively monitoring the situation and working with public and private partners to mitigate the spread of this disease in our community. We invite you to follow the Wasatch County coronavirus website at http://coronavirus.wasatch.utah.gov for the latest local information. Michael K. DavisWasatch County Manager Randall K. ProbstWasatch County Health Officer/Director

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