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Public Health Order in and for Salt Lake County

March 30, 2020

“On January 29, 2020, the Utah Department of Health (“UDOH”) activated a Department Operations Center to respond to the evolving COVID-19 global pandemic, recognizing COVID- 19 as a threat to the health and safety of the residents of the State of Utah (“Utah”).

On March 6, 2020, Salt Lake County Mayor Jennifer Wilson recognized the imminent threat COVID-19 poses to Salt Lake County and declared a State of Emergency. On March 13, 2020, the County closed many of its public facilities, including senior centers, fitness facilities, recreation facilities, event centers, and libraries. That same day, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert dismissed all Utah public schools for two weeks to combat the spread of COVID-19, which dismissal has been extended until May 1, 2020.”

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