Provo City's Plan to Mitigate Community Spread of Covid-19
In cooperation and collaboration with Governor Gary Herbert and Utah’s Coronavirus Task Force, I'm releasing Provo City’s plan to help mitigate the community spread of Covid-19 for the health of our citizens.
The safety of the citizens and employees is of paramount importance to us. The most important thing to remember is to not panic, but to be in a higher state of protection and prevention. Our primary focus throughout this rapidly-evolving situation is to maintain all essential city services, with minimal disruptions. In particular, it is ‘situation normal’ for our police and fire departments.
Provo City’s community safety plan is intended to take proactive actions that will help contain any possible spread and share action messages we can all take to protect ourselves and others, including social distancing, proper hygiene and calm preparedness.
Provo City will continue to take our guidance from Utah’s Coronavirus Task Force and others given responsibility with managing this ongoing public health issue. Our Provo City community safety plan was developed in response to Governor Herbert’s following recommendations:
Limit group gatherings to 100 healthy individuals or fewer
If sick, stay home.
Due to their vulnerable nature, adults over 60 years old should avoid large gatherings of over 20 people
Immunocompromised people should also avoid large gatherings of over 20 people
Telecommute to work, if possible and start immediately
Provo’s Community Safety Plan
Preemptive measures are effective immediately, unless otherwise stated, and will be reevaluated on a day-to-day basis. We will notify the public of updates as necessary.
Cancellations of all city-sponsored performances at Covey Center for the Arts and all city-sponsored group activities at Provo Library at Academy Square will be in effect starting March 13. Any previously contracted private events at city facilities will be evaluated on an individual basis with those private parties
Closure of Provo City Senior Center and senior group activities and services
Suspension of all programs designated for ages 6 and under and senior adults at the Provo Recreation Center, The Peaks Ice Arena, and the Covey Center for the Arts
These include, but are not limited to the following:
Senior Pass related activities and classes
Senior Lunch (Meals on Wheels lunch delivery will continue)
Youth Community Classes
Online Information Resources:
Federal Information Website: coronavirus.gov
State Information Website: coronavirus.utah.gov
Utah County Health Department: health.utahcounty.gov
City news e-blasts signup: provo.io/provocityemail
Emergency alert signup: alerts.utahcounty.gov