Governor Herbert announced April 28th that Utah would be implementing the orange phase of the Utah Leads Together 2.0 plan. The announcement reiterated the severity of COVID-19 and the need for us to stay vigilant in proactively addressing the stopping the spread of the virus.
The moving to orange phase does not mean going back to business as usual. Personal care services and fitness centers will be allowed to operate with restrictions. Carry out and delivery are still encouraged for restaurants, but in-dining services can resume with social distancing and other restrictions. State parks are opening, and the State is working with the federal government to open Lake Powell.
Groups of 20 or less are now permissible, with social distancing requirements. Schools and playgrounds are still closed. For those who have traveled, a 14-day quarantine upon return is required. We should all be wearing masks to slow the flow of the virus. There are provisions that allow local jurisdictions to work with the State and County for local variance needs.
The new phase will be effective starting on May 1st. The Utah Leads Together 2.0 plan can be viewed at www.coronavirus.utah.gov.