How to protect yourself and our community
Wear face masks and practice social distancing.
Wear a face mask at all times in public settings. Social distancing is still important because it is slowing the spread of COVID-19. Avoiding crowds and gatherings of more than 20 people protects you, your family and the community. Try to stay at least 6 feet away from other people. Stay home as much as possible. What is social distancing? (PDF)
- Protecting High-Risk Individuals
- Who is at high risk and what to do? (CDC)
- 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 high-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.