Governor Orders Out-of-State Travelers to Sign Declaration Before Heading to Utah

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Gov. Gary Herbert announced today that out-of-state travelers will need to complete a form before coming to Utah.

Gov. Gary Herbert announced that anyone over 18 years old traveling to Utah as their final destination from either through the Salt Lake City International Airport or coming in through Utah’s freeways will have to complete a travel declaration starting Friday, April 10. 

He explained that the declaration will include questions about if they have been tested, had symptoms and where they have recently traveled, KSL News reports. Utah Department of Transportation executive director Carlos Braceras said the agency has determined nine different entry point locations on freeways, such as I-15 in Arizona and Idaho.

Drivers will receive a text message through the state emergency system upon entering the state with a link to a declaration form, the governor said. He said he was concerned that Easter weekend and spring break may lead to an uptick to nonessential travel and further spread of the novel coronavirus.

“We need to be very careful with our travel” — Gov. Gary Herbert.

There are now 1,846 confirmed cases in Utah, with 158 hospitalizations and 13 total deaths from the disease, according to KSL News

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