Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 2, 2020
Herbert releases new low-risk guidelines

As of Monday evening, Tooele County has seen 129 cases of the virus, with seven hospitalizations total, according to a report by the Tooele County Health Department.

There have been no deaths reported in the county at this time.

Currently there are 53 active cases of the virus with 76 recovered cases, according to Amy Bate from the county Health Department,

Individuals in the 25 to 44 age category have been reported to be impacted by the virus the most in the county.

Tooele City has been impacted the most by the virus, followed by Grantsville, then Stansbury Park, according to Bate.

On May 27, Gov. Gary Herbert released an executive order updating the guidelines for areas in low-risk for COVID-19 under Utah’s Phased Health Guidance plan.

The new order states that all businesses that are within the counties that have been moved to the yellow, or low-risk phase of the virus, may operate if they are adhering to industry specific guidelines.

The order also clarifies that all individuals should avoid unnecessary travel to protect the state of Utah from the spread of the virus.

School sports teams and school activities under jurisdiction of district and school authorities in adherence to indoor and outdoor guidelines may resume practices.

Hand sanitizer must be made available to all students and faculty during this time and regular hand washing practices should be practiced, according to the health order.

Faculty and staff will need to wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible.

Updates regarding face coverings will be provided by schools for students.  

“We are making progress and we can see that these recommendations are working,” Herbert said. “I would like to express my gratitude to all who are taking these recommendations seriously, and stress that following these guidelines is crucial to ensuring the safety and health of us all.”

As of Monday, The Utah Department of Health announced that Utah Medicaid will now cover Covid-19 related testing and services for uninsured individuals. For more information, you can visit utahhealth.gov

According to the report released by the health department, those over the age of 60 are eligible for services during the pandemic. For more information, please call the state hotline at (877) 424-4620 or call (435) 277-2420.

 

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