UDOH Update for March 18, 2020

coronavirus

Today, Utah is reporting 63 total cases statewide. Utah residents account for 53 of these cases, visitors account for the remaining 10.

State Orders Restaurants, Bars to Suspend Dine-in Services

Empty restaurant

All restaurants, bars, and food service establishments in the state of Utah are being ordered to suspend dine-in operations for a period of two weeks. Gatherings of more than 10 people will also be prohibited during that time.

Utah County Confirms First Resident Case

Utah County Health Department

The Utah County Health Department announced Tuesday afternoon that an adult male over the age of 18 has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient appears to have contracted the virus through community spread. No other details are being released about the patient.

UTA Updates Service Schedules

FrontRunner

UTA will continue to operate most bus routes, as well as TRAX and Frontrunner service. Additional cleaning and disinfecting will happen to protect riders.

Bear River Reports First Case

Bear River Health Department logo

The Bear River Health Department announced today that we have our first confirmed case of COVID-19. The details of this case are still being investigated but do appear to be the result of exposure to a known case in Salt Lake County.

Wasatch County Reports First Confirmed Case

Wasatch High School

Wasatch County Health Department has announced a positive test result of COVID-19 for a student at Wasatch High School. It also appears to be transmitted locally, known as “community spread.”

Utahns return from Grand Princess cruise

Cruise ship passengers return to Utah Air National Guard base.

State agencies and partners were on hand as 25 Utahns arrived back in Utah after an ordeal that started as a cruise and ended with a weeklong quarantine in two states. The 23 Utahns arrived from Dobbins Air Force Base in Georgia on Sunday evening. None are showing symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and have either tested negative or are awaiting test results.

Utah Ski Resorts Closing Slopes

Ski Resorts in Utah

Most ski resorts in Utah have decided to either suspend operations or close for the season to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Bookmobiles Suspending Service

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect drivers and technicians, Utah’s Bookmobile service will be suspended for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.