Coronavirus Information

Overview

This page is intended to be a one-stop-shop for the most updated information on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have received the following information from local and nationwide organizations that are closely monitoring the disease. For further questions about COVID-19 and for the most current information, please refer to the following sources:

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**A message from Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson (April 11, 2020):

Salt Lake County’s Public Health Order specifically allows people to travel for many purposes. While we want people to stay at home to the maximum extent possible, people can still travel to work, to obtain necessary health care, to shop for groceries, to travel to parks and trails for physical activity, and for any other lawful purpose.

The Order does not require a person to provide proof of their purpose for traveling or require a law enforcement agency to verify a person’s purpose when traveling. We encourage everyone to remember the purpose of the Order is to protect everyone’s health and not to prohibit necessary travel.

Sincerely, Mayor Jenny Wilson

What is COVID-19?

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Are there confirmed cases in utah?

Yes. The map below shows the states with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Click the map to view the CDC’s most updated version.

For a daily update of cases in Salt Lake County, click here Version OptionsCoronavirus InformationSTAY SAFE, STAY HOME.Headline. For a daily update of state cases, click here Version OptionsCoronavirus InformationSTAY SAFE, STAY HOME.Headline.

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Who is at risk?

According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Older people may be twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. However, COVID-19 can have serious complications for people of all ages.

how does COVID-19 impact drinking water?

The short answer is COVID-19 does NOT impact your drinking water. Please read the following statements from the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU):

People may react to news of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by purchasing large quantities of bottled water. While our City recommends keeping a 4-day supply of bottled water for an emergency kit in case of a natural disaster, it is not necessary to purchase bottled water to prepare for COVID-19. Salt Lake City drinking water from the tap is safe, reliable, economical, and meets or exceeds all federal and state safe drinking water standards.

Much information is circulating about transmission and spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) serves more than 360,000 residents with drinking water. We want to assure them that the drinking water supply is safe. It is vital to emphasize that data from the Centers for Disease Control, and both the Utah and Salt Lake County Health Departments has determined the virus is transmitted by air and spread person-to-person. There is no data to suggest water-borne transmission.

What supplies do I need?

THERE IS NO NEED TO STOCK UP ON SURPLUS TOILET PAPER OR BOTTLED WATER.

Please be considerate when stocking up on hand soap and hand sanitizer--the best way to stop the spread of the virus ensuring that everyone has access to these items.

What can I do to Protect myself?

COVID-19 is transmitted through the air and person-to-person, so the best way to prevent the spread of the virus, and to protect yourself, is to follow basic hygiene. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Wear a face mask in all public spaces.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.

What to do if you get sick

For a detailed list of symptoms and what to do if you get sick, please view the CDC’s guide on What to Do If You Are Sick. General guidelines are listed below:

Symptoms

  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs include*:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell

           *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

If you feel like you have any of the symptoms and emergency warning signs:

  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms. Tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help them take care of you and keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Know when to get emergency help

School Closures

Granite School District has extended student dismissal through the end of the school year. Click here  Version OptionsCoronavirus InformationHeadline School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closures School Closuresfor more information. 

How can I help those at risk?

rumor control

There are several rumors going around about the spread of COVID-19, testing, and law enforcement response. We encourage you to view FEMA’s Coronavirus Rumor Control page to dispel any rumors you may have heard.

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