Gov. Gary Herbert in a press conference this week said “the best minds in Utah” are developing a three-phase action plan to deal with the potentially deadly COVID-19 outbreak and the dire economic fallout that has resulted from its spread.
Moab and the rest of the world is experiencing a situation that nobody has ever faced before — but the people of our community are coming together to get through this time of crisis. COVID-19 is taking a toll on our town, but groups and businesses are working with the public to meet everyone’s needs.
There’s nothing quite like a book or 10 to help cope with self-isolation and the Grand County Library understands this.
Concerns regarding transmitting COVID-19 through the use of reusable grocery bags at City Market — and everywhere else in Moab — have prompted store manager Brendon Cameron to encourage people to use the store’s recyclable paper bags for their groceries.
Hair and beauty salons, nail salons, barbershops, tattoo shops, massage and tanning facilities must close as part of a revised public health order the Southeast Utah Health Department issued April 1 with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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:
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.
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.
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.
A plan released by Utah’s Economic Response Task Force Tuesday, March 25 outlines a path to recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that would maintain Utah in its current “urgent phase” of response — a period of “significant travel restrictions,” limitations on gatherings larger than 10 people, “significant K-12 school disruptions,” and other “urgent public health practices” — until between mid-May and early June.