SALT LAKE CITY — Two more Utah counties, Summit and Wasatch, are moving from “orange” to “yellow” risk levels.
Gov. Gary Herbert issued the executive order changing Summit and Wasatch Counties to “Low Health Risk Status” under the state’s coronavirus response plan.
“The data show that the actions of our residents and businesses in March and April paid off,” Summit County Health Director Dr. Rich Bullough said. “These results are positive but not permanent. Until the time effective vaccinations for COVID-19 are widely available, only responsible personal behaviors will help keep this disease in check.”
Most of the state currently rests in the “yellow” category of the color-coded scale. “Red” is the highest risk, with “orange” scaled back somewhat from that.
Businesses, employees and members of the general public who have questions or concerns about the current Order are encouraged to call the Summit County Community Concerns Line (staffed Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at 435-333-0050.
This story will be updated.
How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus
COVID-19 coronavirus spreads 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.
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