The Utah Department of Health has issued an order extending closure of dine-in options at food service establishments until April 15. The order also reiterates strict hygiene and public health standards that must be followed at dining establishments, including specific cleaning practices and monitoring employees for symptoms.
Summit County Residents Ordered to Shelter-In-Place
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.
Public Schools, Technical Colleges Dismissed Until May 1
Gov. Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and Acting Commissioner of Technical Education Jared Haines announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1st, and that Utah’s technical colleges will suspend teaching from Monday, March 30 until Friday, May 1.
Golf Courses Suspending Play
Because of a concern about employee safety and the risk of spreading COVID-19 through contaminated surfaces, many Utah golf courses are temporarily closing. This includes public courses in Salt Lake City and Davis County.
Many Missionaries Returning Home
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to bring many of their missionaries home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Orders Restaurants, Bars to Suspend Dine-in Services
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 Ski Resorts Closing Slopes
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.