Gov. Gary Herbert declares state of emergency for hospital overcrowding, case surge

Following weeks of continued stress on Utah’s hospital networks due to a rise in cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared a new State of Emergency to address hospital overcrowding.

The situation is dire and unsustainable. We must take action now to protect our hospitals and healthcare workers and to avoid further devastation on our families, communities, and businesses.

Gov. Herbert Statement on Friday COVID-19 Case Count

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Gov. Gary R. Herbert released a statement regarding Friday’s COVID-19 case numbers, saying in part,
“The numbers being reported today are exactly what we’ve been warning Utah residents about for weeks. They are why we’ve implored Utahns to adopt the behaviors that could have prevented us from reaching this point.

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.

Updates to the Case Counts Page

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(June 15, 2020) – Today the Utah Department of Health made several changes to the case counts dashboard. Those who access the page will find …

Summit County Residents Ordered to Shelter-In-Place

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The order goes into effect Friday, March 27, at 12:01 a.m. Non-essential visitors are asked to leave and non-essential businesses will close. Residents will be required to stay at home except for essential trips for food or medication, or for medical appointments. Outdoor activities are allowed with required social distancing.