How to protect yourself and our community
Protect yourself and others by social distancing, which slows the spread of COVID-19. Try to stay at least 6 feet way from other people. If you are unable to social distance, it is important to wear a face mask to help reduce the spread of the virus. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you are feeling sick, please stay home and distance yourself from others if possible.
- Protecting Higher-Risk Individuals
- Who is at higher risk and what to do? (CDC)
- See higher-risk individual PDF ( English / Espanol )
- Face coverings worn at all times in public setting
- Limit travel to only essential travel; if telework is not possible, limit travel to work-related travel only
- Limit visiting friends or family without urgent need
- Limit physical interactions with other higher-risk individuals, except for members of your household or residence
- Limit attending gatherings of any number of people outside your household or residence
- Do not visit hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities
- Utah's Color-Coded Risk Phases
- Do not attend school outside the home
- Do not arrange or participate in in-person playdates or similar activities
- Do not allow children on public playground equipment
Your cloth face covering (mask) fits and you’re wearing it properly if:
- Your mouth and nose are fully covered
- The covering fits snugly against your face without gaps
- You don’t have difficulty breathing while wearing it
- The mask is secure and doesn’t slip once it’s on
Contact tracing is an important part of how public health responds and stops disease outbreaks. People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are more at risk of getting infected and making others sick. Contact tracing is how public health workers find the close contacts of someone who has COVID-19.
When to quarantine?
Quarantine is for people who are not sick and don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19, but who may have been exposed to it. You may be asked to quarantine for 14 days if you have been exposed to the virus. If someone in your house tests positive you should quarantine.
When to self-isolate?
Self-isolation is for people who are already sick or have tested positive for COVID-19. Everyone who lives in your house should stay at home if someone in your house tests positive for COVID-19.
Utah schools are physically dismissed for the remainder of the school year in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
Mental health resources
Taking care of your mental health, or how you feel, is just as important as taking care of your physical health.
- Mental Health Resource Page
- Mental Health During COVID-19 (pdf)
- Children’s Mental Health during COVID-19 (pdf)
- Mental Health Resources (pdf)
- Mental Health Resource Videos
- Utah Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
- National Suicide Prevention Chat Line
- Download Safe Utah App
- Emotional/Mental Health Resource 833-442-2211
Thousands of Utahns have financially felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have felt it as their work hours have been reduced or temporarily laid off. To help individuals make it through these difficult times, resources are available with the Department of Workforce Services.
Guidance for Polling Locations
This guidance is intended to help polling site employees, volunteers and voters take appropriate steps to
protect themselves from potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The guidance includes considerations
to help policymakers and local communities make decisions about how to best reduce the potential for
exposure to COVID-19 while still operating polling sites.
Information on COVID-19 Death Reporting
Utah follows guidance outlined by the CDC to report deaths related to COVID-19. More information on that process can be found on the following webpage:
COVID-19 Deaths in Utah
Community Resource Guide
A list of community resources has been compiled to help community members have a quick reference guide of organizations and resources on a variety of topics including testing locations, housing and utility assistance and mental health.
This resource guide is also available in several other languages on our multilingual resources page.