Join us via Facebook Live on Tuesday, January 5th at 6 PM for a conversation on equitable COVID-19 response efforts! We will hear from leaders of the Multicultural Advisory Committee and other state and community organizations that are on the frontlines of policy, health, communications, and economic relief.
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) wants everyone to have a great holiday season. If you are planning Halloween or other holiday activities, we have some tips and recommendations from our partners at Intermountain Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep you and your family safe while having fun.
Knowing how to approach travel safely and responsibly right now is challenging. While the opportunity to relax and escape into Utah’s wide-open spaces may be enticing, thoughts surrounding social distancing, sanitation and safety in public places are distressing. Traveling inherently increases the risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus, but there are measures we can all take to travel more responsibly and have a positive impact on the communities we visit.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order adopting version 4.8 of the Phased Guidelines. The updated guidelines allow, but do not require, schools in the Orange (Medium Risk) Phase to open and provide some level of in-person instruction. Also, the Utah Department of Health Issued a public health order mandating the use of masks in all K-12 public schools.
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 …