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    Lodgings are seeing lower occupancies despite reopening

    As of publication time, businesses from outfitters to restaurants and hotels to shops are all permitted to open, even if with limited capacity or operations. The only major closures currently in effect in Moab are at Arches and Canyonlands national parks — which are set to open May 29 — and public campgrounds operated by the Bureau of Land Management.

    Outdoor industry delivers masks as community preps for busy Memorial Day weekend

    Niehaus made it clear the masks are for employees who need one and visitors who would like one. The question of whether to wear one or not is a personal choice, according to the order signed by Gov. Gary Herbert when the decision a couple of weeks ago was made to start reopening the State of Utah.

    County attorney: Businesses can require customers to wear masks

    “Private business has wide latitude to restrict access to patrons, the public, and customers if there is a public safety issue,” Sloan said. “Here there clearly is, so private businesses absolutely can require masks, and they can restrict access to the public if customers don’t use masks.”

    COVID-19: Utah receives $87M to expand testing

    This funding is part of a broader federal effort to ensure that states, territories and tribes have the resources necessary to meet their testing goals as they begin to reopen.

    Stories of Interest

    Officials: Mosquitoes likely won’t be as bad as last year

    According to officials with the Moab Mosquito Abatement District, mosquitoes will not be as bad this year as they had been in 2019, when flooding of the Matheson Wetlands reached a roughly 10-year high, leading to a mosquito hatch much larger than typical.

    Helping teens understand emotional toll of pandemic

    Local social worker Antje Rath discusses how teens can handle pandemic changes and face their challenges.

    Council member worries about ‘scrutiny’ toward mask snubbers

    In a discussion about the current state of Moab’s response to COVID-19, Grand County Council Member Rory Paxman expressed concern last week that a collective push from the hospital and health department to wear masks might be too much, also expressing concerns about “scrutiny” toward people who do not wear masks.

    Schools continue to feed hundreds of local students

    School lunches are still being provided to students who need them by the Grand County School District via school bus.

    Answering the call: MRH staffers go above and beyond

    When the world plunged into panic that prompted a run on toilet paper and any product touted as a germ killer and people went into what’s been dubbed lock down, heroes emerged from the safety of their homes to protect their citizens.

    Interview: Why open Moab now?

    The Times-Independent spoke with Bradon Bradford and Orion Rogers of the Southeast Utah Health Department to discuss their upcoming decision to allow...

    Reopening Moab — except national parks, camping

    A sign and closed gate alert would-be visitors that Arches National Park is closed, a fact not all tourists might be...

    Moab businesses to partially reopen Friday; national parks could remain closed

    The Southeast Utah Health Department released documents Monday, April 27 that outline the process that will start Friday to gradually reopen Moab after well more than a month of near-total closure.

    Moab liquor store to reopen Wednesday at noon

    A spokesperson with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said the store would reopen at noon on Wednesday.
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    Reopening Moab — except national parks, camping

    A sign and closed gate alert would-be visitors that Arches National Park is closed, a fact not all tourists might be...

    Some businesses seeing locals wear masks, not visitors

    The state is offering personal protective equipment to businesses to help them meet their legal obligations that all employees wear masks....

    Council member worries about ‘scrutiny’ toward mask snubbers

    In a discussion about the current state of Moab’s response to COVID-19, Grand County Council Member Rory Paxman expressed concern last week that a collective push from the hospital and health department to wear masks might be too much, also expressing concerns about “scrutiny” toward people who do not wear masks.