Governor Issues Executive Order Lowering Restrictions in Box Elder and Carbon Counties

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 11, 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 Box Elder County and Carbon County to the Minimal Level of Restriction Status, or Green. View the full order here.  You can see the restriction level for all counties …

State Leaders Publish Unified Response Scoreboard

When the state started its unified response to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March 2020, leaders worked furiously to look at ways to support the public health experts, while minimizing impacts to Utah’s economy. Our public health response to this COVID-19 pandemic has been stronger than any similar disease response in generations. If you study the pandemic from 1918, you’ll …

Governor Issues Executive Order Lowering Restrictions in Salt Lake City and Sevier County.

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SALT LAKE CITY (September 4, 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 all of Salt Lake County to the Low Level of Restriction Status, or Yellow. The order also moves Sevier County to the Minimal Level of Restriction Status, or Green. …

Gracias por hacer la pregunta: ¿Qué hace el COVID-19 en el cuerpo

COVID-19 es una enfermedad respiratoria causada por un virus llamado SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 significa “enfermedad coronavirus identificada en 2019.” A veces, la gente usa coronavirus y COVID-19 de manera intercambiable, pero son cosas distintas: una es un virus, y la otra es una enfermedad causada por el virus. Puede encontrar información general sobre COVID-19 en nuestra página de Preguntas y Respuestas …

Glad you asked: How does Utah count COVID-19 deaths?

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Definitions, explained in the context of COVID-19: Comorbidity: A health condition that exists at the same time as another condition. Pre-existing condition: A health condition or risk factor that existed before a person became sick. Comorbidities can be caused by COVID-19 OR comorbidities can be pre-existing conditions and contribute to complications of COVID-19. Example 1: A healthy person contracts COVID-19, …

Glad you asked: What does COVID-19 do in the human body?

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COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 means “coronavirus disease identified in 2019.” Sometimes, people use coronavirus and COVID-19 interchangeably, but they are distinct things: One is a virus, and one is a disease caused by the virus. General information on COVID-19 can be found on our FAQ page. COVID-19 in the human body Not …

Gracias por hacer la pregunta: ¿Cómo se cuentan los fallecimientos por COVID-19 en Utah?

a death certificate that describes the causes of a person's death due to COVID-19

Definiciones explicadas en el contexto de COVID-19: Comorbilidad: Una condición de salud que existe al mismo tiempo que otra. Condición preexistente: Una condición de salud o factor de riesgo que existía antes de que una persona se enfermara. Las comorbilidades pueden ser causadas por COVID-19 o pueden ser condiciones preexistentes  y contribuir a las complicaciones de COVID-19. Ejemplo 1: Una …

Glad you asked: Why does Utah need to be under a ‘state of emergency?’

Yesterday, Governor Gary Herbert reissued an executive order declaring a state of emergency. All state of emergency orders are in effect for one month at a time. Utah has been under a state of emergency for the pandemic since March 6, 2020. A state of emergency is a legal status in state code for the operations of state government that allow …

Primeros Casos de SARS-CoV-2 en Visones en los Estados Unidos Confirmados en Utah

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El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA por sus siglas en inglés) el Laboratorio de Servicios Veterinarios (NVSL por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron los primeros casos confirmados de SARS-CoV-2 en visones en los Estados Unidos. Se identificaron cinco visones infectados en dos granjas de visones de Utah. El SARSCoV-2 es el virus animal vinculado al COVID-19 en los seres humanos.

First Cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Mink in the United States Confirmed in Utah

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The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Service Laboratory (NVSL) announced the first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in mink in the United States. Five infected mink were identified at two Utah mink farms. SARS- CoV-2 is the animal virus linked to COVID-19 in humans.