Safe Halloween Recommendations

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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.

Governor Issues Executive Order Adopting Updated Phased Guidelines and the State Health Department Issues Public Health Order Mandating Masks in all K-12 Schools

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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.

Public Schools, Technical Colleges Dismissed Until May 1

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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.

Weber State Announces First Case

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A student-athlete at Weber State University has tested positive for COVID-19, university officials announced Saturday. The student is self-isolating.

Wasatch County Reports First Confirmed Case

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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.”