The Seventh District Court, in light of COVID-19, has adapted new practices in order to incorporate the protective actions recommended by the Utah Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Andrew Saul, commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also reminds everyone to be aware of scammers who try to take advantage of the pandemic to trick people into providing personal information or payment via retail gift cards, wire transfers, internet currency, or by mailing cash, to maintain Social Security benefit payments or receive economic impact payments from the Department of the Treasury.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee issued a note to all Supplemental Security Income recipients March 31 describing how SSI recipients can access the COVID-19 relief made available from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The following note is from the Congressional Research Service:
In an incident that could have ended badly, a suspected impaired driver was arrested Friday on a felony charge of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, and several misdemeanor charges, including DUI and assault on a peace officer.
Utah State University Extension provides an array of research-backed online courses, many of which are free or offered at a discount, as a way to assist Utahns as they navigate the challenges of COVID-19.
Utah gas prices have fallen 9.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.37 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah on March 30 were 18.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 6.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Moab Police said recently that an employee at a local hotel received death threats after a film crew, which had its hotel reservation threatened by a local order to keep hotels from checking in visitors, was permitted to stay.
The Moab Area Travel Council, headed by Executive Director Elaine Gizler, has taken the lead in the countywide effort to enforce the Southeast Utah Health Department’s March 17 health order to close all lodgings — including campgrounds, overnight rentals and hotels — to visitors. Residents may fill out a complaint form on the Do It Like a Local website.
A Grand County woman has contracted COVID-19, the Southeast Utah Health Department announced Friday evening. The individual is between the ages of 25 and 45. Medical privacy laws prohibit the disclosure of further identifying information about the patient.
A spokesperson for the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service said Friday that Arches and Canyonlands would be closed to all park visitors starting Saturday, March 28.
On Friday, Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert issued an order to Utah residents to “stay home, stay safe,” directing individuals to “limit travel only to essential travel,” to “stay at home as much as possible,” and to “work from home whenever possible,” among other restrictions.
San Juan County officials announced Friday, March 27 the first case of COVID-19 in a resident living in the county, the second case to affect a resident of the county. A San Juan resident living in the Salt Lake City area had previously tested positive.