State Offers Free Counseling for COVID-Related Stress

More than 40 crisis counselors are ready to answer your call if you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression or increased substance misuse because of COVID-19.  The Utah Strong Recovery Project is funded by a FEMA grant facilitated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funding is designated to the Utah Department of Human Services Division …

Updates to Case Counts Dashboard

(July, 16, 2020) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has made updates to the case counts dashboard. The following video explains those changes.

CARES Funding Appropriated for Cultural, Botanical, and Zoological Organizations

The Cultural Assistance Grant Program “Create In Utah,” approved by the Legislature during their June 18 special session, provides $9 million in grants to organizations with annual budgets of more than $5 million. The funding, which comes from the federal CARES Act, is targeted for programs that boost tourism and help local economies recover.

Racial Equity & Inclusion Fund Formed to Address COVID-19 Disparities and Beyond

Recent wide-spread reports and data reveals COVID-19 overwhelmingly and disproportionately impacts racially and ethnically diverse communities. This current crisis confirms and magnifies pre-existing social determinants of health, bringing into focus the cumulative impacts of systemic inequities, and lingering policies of racism.  The Multicultural Subcommittee of the Utah Coronavirus Task Force have prioritized advancing racial equity as one of its short …

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 …