Human-to-human contact is the most common way that a person with COVID-19 can infect other people. To limit exposure, health organizations are urging people to keep safe distances from each other and avoid touching others.
Members of the Utah Jazz who tested negative for COVID-19, returned to Utah on Thursday. The traveling party immediately met with Dr. Angela Dunn, the state epidemiologist for the Utah Department of Health, who provided instructions on how to safely and comfortably engage with their families and communities. It’s advice everyone can use.
Avalon Healthcare and the Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs will be increasing preventive protocols and procedures at Utah Veterans Homes. This is a preventive measure. There has not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Veterans Home.
If you have symptoms like a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, you should not go to work. Instead, call your supervisor and let them know that you are experiencing symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19.
Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah Coronavirus Task Force are recommending that any gathering of more than 100 people be cancelled beginning Monday, March 16, for at least two weeks. These measures are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Whether a person is tested depends on the level of risk. The Utah Department of Health will assess the risk of the person and consult with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the need for testing on a case-by-case basis.