What is community spread?

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Community spread happens when a person is infected with COVID-19 but has not recently traveled or had known contact with another infected person. Limiting community spread depends on everybody taking precautionary measures.

Utah’s public schools dismissed for two weeks (Updated)

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today that Utah’s public schools will implement a two-week dismissal, or “soft closure,” starting Monday, March 16. The dismissal is designed to help implement social distancing and slow the spread of novel coronavirus in our communities.

Advice to Jazz players, families who have not tested positive for COVID-19

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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.

Safeguards announced to protect Utah Veterans Homes residents

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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.

Should I go to work if I feel sick?

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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.

Recommendations Issued By Task Force to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Press conference on March 12

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.

If I have attended Utah Jazz basketball games am I at risk for COVID-19?

On Wednesday, March 11, a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19.  Here are responses to frequently asked questions we’re receiving from fans who recently attended Jazz games.  I was at the Utah Jazz v. Toronto Raptors game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday, March 9. Am I at risk for contracting novel coronavirus?  No, you …