Stay Safe, Stay Home, Save Lives
This afternoon, Governor Herbert issued a directive to Utahns to Stay Safe, Stay Home through April 13. I encourage everyone to read it here.
This is NOT a shelter in place order. The difference is one of emphasis and reinforcement. This is an opportunity to re-commit. This directive seeks to make clear what individuals and businesses should do to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our state and communities. We are counting on Utahns to be even more careful in their interactions with others.
Goals of the directive are to flatten the curve, reduce the strain on hospitals and the healthcare system, and minimize the impact on medical resources for those with highest need.
Utahns are expected to stay home whenever possible. The directive includes specific instructions for all individuals, high-risk individuals (60 years and older and those with serious underlying medical conditions), and children. The directives regarding hygiene, gatherings, travel, and outdoor recreation are effective immediately.
Businesses that remain open are reminded to comply with all public health orders, offer telework options wherever possible, continue following strict hygiene policies, and implement enhanced social distancing measures in the workplace where telework is not an option.
The Governor expects all Utah residents and businesses to follow these directives - this will help us recover quickly and grow the economy.
Please visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/full-text-governors-stay-home-stay-safe-directive/ to read the directives for all Individuals, High-Risk Individuals, Children, Food Directives, Time Spent Outside, Travel, Recreational and Outdoor Activities and Parks, Exemptions to Directives for Individuals, Directives for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations, and Exemptions to Directives for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations.