Summit County, Utah (November 9, 2020)—Following weeks of continued stress on Utah’s hospital networks due to a rise in cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared a new State of Emergency to address hospital overcrowding. On Sunday, November 8, 2020 Gov. Herbert declared this state of emergency, effective Monday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. and in effect until November 23, 2020 unless otherwise modified, amended, rescinded or superseded.
- Statewide Mask Mandate:
- You must wear a face mask indoors and outdoors anytime you are within 6 feet of someone you don’t live with. The mask mandate will remain in place for the foreseeable future, and does not expire when the State of Emergency expires.
- Social Gatherings:
- You must keep casual social gatherings to household-only until November 23, 2020. A social gathering refers to any in-person gathering of individuals from separate households. This does not include a gathering for a primarily educational or religious purpose.
- Athletics, Sporting Events and Extracurricular Activities:
- No organized or school-sponsored extracurricular activities, including sports and intramural events. Currently scheduled high school football games are allowed to continue with increased restrictions.
- No private, recreation or club sports and athletic events.
- After November 23, 2020, weekly testing of participants in high school sports will be implemented.
- Intercollegiate sporting events are allowed.
- K-12 schools are open for in-person learning.
- College and university students who live on campus or attend an in-person class will be tested for COVID-19 each week. Testing is encouraged to begin as soon as possible, but must be implemented by January 1, 2021.
- Businesses and Event Hosts:
- Require employees to wear a face mask.
- Businesses must promote mask wearing among customers, event hosts must require it.
- Require at least 6 feet of distance between household groups or seating parties.
- Bars must close at 10 p.m.
- Post signage that lists COVID-19 symptoms and face mask and physical distancing requirements.
Please click here for a printable flyer for staff and public.
Please click here for FAQ document.
Please click here for the Executive Order.
More information can be found here.