'Stay Safe, Stay Home' Restrictions Increased In Salt Lake County

Mar 30, 2020


Credit Salt Lake County

Beginning Monday, Salt Lake County residents will be expected to follow a new public health order. Mayor Jenny Wilson and the Salt Lake County Health Department issued a new public health order Sunday for the county after the state's "Stay Safe, Stay Home" order issued Friday.

The order goes into effect Monday and will last until Monday, April 13.

Here are some of the details of the order:

* Businesses that are to completely close include beauty salons, barbershops, and spas, fitness centers, playgrounds, museums.

* Other businesses, deemed "essential," are allowed to remain open as long as they practice social distancing and keep employees with fever or respiratory symptoms from working. These include grocery stores, pharmacies, auto repair stores, pet stores, veterinarians, religious institutions, childcare services, and hotels.

* Dine-in food service is prohibited. Curbside pickup, drive-thru, and delivery are permitted as long as orders are made remotely in a car, online, telephone or through an app. Cash payments are discouraged.

Local municipalities with Salt Lake County have been asked to enforce the public health order by issuing warnings rather than citations. Repeat offenders may be cited and charged.

Wilson said the order will be reevaluated and renewed in two weeks.

In Cache County, there are six documented cases of the coronavirus, and seven cases in Box Elder County.

Logan City has closed playgrounds in the city to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus