Salt Lake City Mayor Issues “Stay Safe. Stay Home” Order Today

Salt Lake City & Wasatch mountains, UT. image: Randy Wells, Getty Images

Salt Lake County mayor Jennie Wilson has issued a “Stay Safe.  Stay Home” order that takes effect at 12:01 on Monday morning and will stay in effect until April 13th.

Recreation is still allowed within the parameters listed at the bottom of this article.

If you do want to backcountry ski/ride from Salt Lake City, please follow the guidelines in the link below:

The “Salt Lake County: Stay Safe. Stay Home” order takes effect 12:01 Monday morning and stays in effect until 11:59 p.m. April 13.

The order includes:

* New stay at home directives.

* Closures of common gathering places.

* New rules for businesses that will stay open.

* Restrictions of food service activities.

* Clarification of essential businesses.

* Ensuring essential infrastructure is not impacted.

The intent of this public order is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their homes or places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible.

You can find the Health Order on our website at https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/business/.

  • Salt Lake County major Jennie Wilson
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COVID-19 Prevention for Parks and Sports

• Children’s playgrounds are closed.

• Team sports, including pickup games, are prohibited.

• Do not share equipment with others.

• Sport fields and courts may be open but should be used individually or only by members of the same household.

• We encourage individual sports and activities that allow 6 feet to remain between people not in the same household.

• Recreational areas, including parks, trails, trailheads, dog parks, and sports fields and courts should be used only while maintaining 6-feet of space between people not in the same household.

• Wash or sanitize hands frequently throughout the activity.

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