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.
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Two Washington City men were charged March 18 in connection with illegally relocating live fish and attempting to cheat in a fishing tournament, according to Utah Division of Wildlife spokesperson Faith Jolley.
A spokesperson for Moab Regional Hospital said Tuesday that the likely reason nobody in Moab has yet tested positive for COVID-19 is not that the viral disease is absent from Moab — health experts believe it is already in here. Rather, she blamed a lack of testing.
In order to preserve masks, gloves and other protective equipment for medical professionals assisting in the fight against COVID-19, the Utah Department of Health has announced restrictions on medical, dental, and veterinary procedures that are non-urgent, according to a statement from Gov. Gary Herbert.
Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd E. Kiser is urging all Utah health insurers to expand coverage for COVID-19 including telehealth services.
Dave Sakrison of St. Francis Episcopal Church accepts a box of toilet paper that was donated by the Moab Rotary Club, which is starting a “neighbors helping neighbors” movement in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The club purchased 480 rolls of toilet paper and also donated rolls to Seekhaven, Moab Valley Multicultural Center and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stake house. Each case was labeled “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”
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National Park Service administrators who oversee the Southeast Utah Group of parks and monuments are taking seriously multiple recommendations from local health and municipal officials that Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park close to the public.
At a time when nearly one in three people in the United States were living under stay-at-home orders, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis passed down a similar mandate for Coloradans on Wednesday evening, March 25.