Have a safe and healthy 4th of July. Get out. Spread out.

he Fourth of July is traditionally a time of gatherings. This year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as you gather to celebrate the USA, please remember to respect your fellow Americans by following proper physical distancing guidance, wearing a mask in public, staying behind if you’re feeling sick and keeping your hands washed.

How does a state keep the healthcare system supplied with PPE?

workers at the R-S-S prepare supplies to be shipped to hospitals

Photo gallery below Out of the public eye, the Salt Palace Convention Center has served as the bustling central hub for all personal protective equipment received by the State of Utah and sent to hospitals, local health departments and emergency managers. Starting in April, the State of Utah contracted with Salt Lake County to use the Salt Palace as our RSS, or receiving, …

Faith Leaders Across the State Encourage Utahns to Wear Face Coverings

SALT LAKE CITY (June 24, 2020) – Today Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined faith leaders across the state to urge all Utahns to use face coverings to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.   Interfaith leaders have issued the following statement:  “Over the last several weeks we have seen alarming increases in COVID-19 infection rates in the state of Utah. The …

Polling Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Utah’s June Primary election is scheduled for June 30, but several changes have been made in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Current steps taken by the state election’s office for the June Primary can be found here. Voting at the polls, like any task, has health risks associated with it. The Utah Department of health has issued specific guidance …

Governor Issues Executive Order Moving Sections of Rural Utah to Green Health Risk Status

SALT LAKE CITY (June 18, 2020) – In close consultation with local health authorities and with the Utah Department of Health, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has approved requests for the following counties to transition to Green, or New Normal Health Risk Status: Beaver, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Millard, Piute, Uintah and Wayne beginning tomorrow, June 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm. …

Updates to the Case Counts Page

image of case counts dashboard

(June 15, 2020) – Today the Utah Department of Health made several changes to the case counts dashboard. Those who access the page will find that two tabs have been renamed. “Incidence & Epicurve” is now “Trends” and “Care Facilities” is now “Outbreaks.” These changes have been made to make these tabs more broad in description and allow for additional …

Governor Issues Executive Order Adopting Updated Guidelines as well as Transitions Kane County to Green Health Risk Status and Bluff and Mexican Hat to Yellow.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 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 Kane County to the New Normal Health Risk Status, or Green as well as Bluff and Mexican Hat to the Low Health Risk Status, or Yellow. Salt Lake City …

Governor Maintains Current Health Risk Guidance

Today Gov. Gary R. Herbert extended his Utah COVID-19 health risk status order to June 12, 2020. All current health risk guidance for the state remains unchanged. Specifically, the COVID-19 public health risk status remains Orange (Moderate Risk) in Salt Lake City, Bluff and Mexican Hat, and in all other areas of the state the status remains Yellow (Low Risk).