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Davis County ‘Stay at Home Order’ in effect

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DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Davis County has become the third in the state to issue an official “Stay at Home Order” that will remain in effect until May 1.

Along with Salt Lake and Summit Counties, the order issued in Davis County says that all residents must stay home except for certain essential activities.

Davis County “Stay at Home” order

The Davis County Health Department says that due to the likelihood of widespread community transmission occurring between residents they have issued this health order geared toward slowing the spread of COVID-19.

The Davis County stay at home order prohibits all public and private gatherings of any number of people that aren’t of the same household and any unnecessary travel.

The directive deems essential activities as those “deemed necessary for the health, safety, and well-being of an individual, their family, household members, or pets … These activities may include obtaining medical supplies or medication, seeking emergency services, or visiting a healthcare or behavioral healthcare professional.”

The county has also closed all non-essential businesses and recreation areas including gyms, playgrounds, pools, spas, barbershops, zoos and movie theaters.

Trailheads, parks and sports fields will remain open, but the health department says “they shall only be used while maintaining six feet of space between people.”

Enforcement of the directive

“The purpose of this Order is to protect individuals’ health, not to hold them criminally liable,” the order says.

The Davis County Sheriff’s Office says that they will try and educate those found in violation of the directive, but they will issue citations if necessary.

Any citations would be classified as a class B misdemeanor for the first offense, and a class A misdemeanor for repeat offenses.

How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

State of Utah:

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States