Summit County, Utah (October 22, 2020)—On Wednesday, October 21, Summit County Council issued Public Health Order 2020-10. The purpose of this Order is to implement the statewide COVID-19 Transmission Index, the different levels of transmission (High, Moderate and Low) and the Transmission Index Metrics to identify guidelines intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Summit County, Utah.
Summit County has been moved into the “High” level of transmission category as of Thursday, October 22. This order also serves to repeal and rescind Joint Public Health Orders 01-08. Joint Public Health Order 2020-09, which requires face-coverings in Summit County, Utah, will remain in effect until January 8, 2021 or until it is further extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing. All provisions of this Amended Order shall be interpreted to effectuate this intent.
This Amended Order shall become effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 22, 2020, and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on January 8, 2021, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing either by Summit County or the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health.
Key Points During High Risk Transmission:
- Social gatherings of 10 or fewer are permitted (not including formal religious services or events with organizational oversight)
- Masks are required under the existing Face-Covering Ordinance in Summit County
- Restaurants & Bars: 6 feet between parties at all times (including waiting areas and when seated)
- Any establishment that allows public gathering, such as live events, movie theatres, sporting events, weddings, recreation and entertainment:
- 6 feet physical distancing between household groups
- Exception to 6 feet physical distancing between household groups can be requested through county executives in consultation with the local health officer. Exceptions may be reviewed every 14 days. Due to the high risk of transmission in this level, exceptions will be rare and are strongly discouraged
- When does a county change levels?
- Changes from a higher transmission level to a lower transmission level may occur every 14 days at minimum, when thresholds are met
For current information on Summit County’s COVID-19 outlook, visit https://summitcountyhealth.org/coronavirus/. At this website the public can find local information and community resources updated regularly as the pandemic situation evolves.