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Utah News About COVID-19

April 3, 2020

On Tuesday, March 31, the Utah Leads Together Bridge Loan Program led by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) went live, accepting applications for its first $4 million round of loans. The loans are targeted for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus. Loan amounts […]

April 2, 2020
Davis County Public Health Order

Davis County issued a Public Health Order on April 1, 2020 to run until May 1, 2020.  This order prohibits certain businesses and imposes conditions on those that are allowed to operate.  Essentially, if you are not a prohibited business you may operate under the proscribed conditions in the order.  The order addresses primarily businesses […]

March 31, 2020
Salt Lake Chamber: CARES Act

Dear Chamber Member, The Utah Economic Response Task Force is committed to maximizing the number of Utah businesses and individuals benefitting from the many Federal programs and resources that currently exist and those that will exist soon with the signing of the CARES Act. Please review this material so that you can see the many federal programs and […]

March 30, 2020
SLCo Issues Public Health Order: “Salt Lake County: Stay Safe. Stay Home.”

Press release from the Salt Lake County Health Department: Mandatory order emphasizes the importance of staying safe at home, closes some businesses and requires other businesses to more stringently follow social distancing recommendations (SALT LAKE COUNTY)—Today, Mayor Jenny Wilson and Salt Lake County Health Department issued a new public health order to enact further protections […]

March 27, 2020
GOED & the State of Utah Announce Loan Program for Small Businesses

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development on behalf of the State of Utah has announced the implementation of a loan program for small businesses.  Loan applications will be taken starting Tuesday, March 31st.  The first round of applications will be closed on April 3, 2020.  Information about the program will be available on the state’s website. […]

March 26, 2020
Governor Herbert Releases Economic Response Plan

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Governor Herbert unveiled the state economic response plan entitled, “Utah Leads Together”.  The Plan is an attempt to balance public health imperatives with economic needs.  The goal is to provide Utah businesses and residents with clarity and specifics about Utah’s plan for a health and economic recovery. The plan identifies […]

March 25, 2020
BioUtah’s Summary of Governor’s Economic Response Plan

On Tuesday afternoon, March 24, 2020, Governor Herbert unveiled an economic response plan to the coronavirus CoronaVirus for Utah. It is intended to provide some guidance during these times of uncertainty. Recognizing that nobody has a crystal ball, this plan is dynamic in nature and could change. The plan has three phases. Dates shown assume […]

March 17, 2020
BioUtah COVID-19 Life Sciences Survey

TIME SENSITIVE – PLEASE TAKE SURVEY Dear Members of Utah’s Life Sciences Community, BioUtah is taking a multi-pronged approach to support our life sciences companies, industry workforce, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Working directly with the Utah State Coronavirus Task Force to identify products and resources needed in the state Indentifing funding sources from […]