State Clarifies Mass Gathering Instructions

Social distancing happy hour

The Utah Department of Health has amended a recent order regarding mass gatherings, to clearly remove the potential criminal penalty associated with gathering in groups larger than 10.

Golf Courses Suspending Play

A trio of golfers at Bonneville Golf Course in Salt Lake City

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

Missionaries in the field

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

Empty restaurant

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 County Confirms First Resident Case

Utah County Health Department

The Utah County Health Department announced Tuesday afternoon that an adult male over the age of 18 has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient appears to have contracted the virus through community spread. No other details are being released about the patient.

UTA Updates Service Schedules


UTA will continue to operate most bus routes, as well as TRAX and Frontrunner service. Additional cleaning and disinfecting will happen to protect riders.

Bear River Reports First Case

Bear River Health Department logo

The Bear River Health Department announced today that we have our first confirmed case of COVID-19. The details of this case are still being investigated but do appear to be the result of exposure to a known case in Salt Lake County.

Wasatch County Reports First Confirmed Case

Wasatch High School

Wasatch County Health Department has announced a positive test result of COVID-19 for a student at Wasatch High School. It also appears to be transmitted locally, known as “community spread.”

Utahns return from Grand Princess cruise

Cruise ship passengers return to Utah Air National Guard base.

State agencies and partners were on hand as 25 Utahns arrived back in Utah after an ordeal that started as a cruise and ended with a weeklong quarantine in two states. The 23 Utahns arrived from Dobbins Air Force Base in Georgia on Sunday evening. None are showing symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and have either tested negative or are awaiting test results.