VIDEO: Utah Town Where Life is “Business as Usual” During COVID-19 Crisis

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In the above video, ABC highlights Washington City in southern Utah where life is “business as usual” to many who live there.

Utah is one of only 9 states that have not issued state-side “Shelter in Place” orders.

As of April 14th, 2020 at 6pm MT, there were 45 COVID-19 cases and 1 death due to COVID-19 in Washington County, UT where Washington City is located.

Washington City, UT During COVID-19 Crisis:

  • Roads are packed
  • Nail salons are open
  • Cigar stores are open
  • Hair salons are open
  • Golf courses are open
  • Tailgate partying in mini-mall parking lots
image: utah governor’s office

Salt Lake City “Stay Safe.  Stay Home” Order:

SALT LAKE CITY (April 10, 2020) – Gov. Herbert announced today that he is extending the Stay Safe Stay Home Directive through the end of this month. Extending this directive is consistent with the Utah Leads Together Plan, which projected an 8-12 week urgent response phase.

“We are seeing encouraging evidence that our efforts to stay home are making a difference,” said Gov. Herbert. “We cannot let up on these measures. Working together, we can slow the spread of coronavirus, alleviate the stress on our health systems, and get Utahns back to work and to a level of normalcy more quickly. Extending these measures now, will save many lives.”

Further details on Utah’s plan will be made available in the coming days.

The directive will remain in effect through May 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Map showing location of Washington City, UT.
As of April 14th, 2020 at 6pm MT, there were 45 COVID-19 cases and 1 death due to COVID-19 in Washington County, UT where Washington City is located. image: johns hopkins
Utah is one of only 9 states that have not issued state-side “Shelter in Place” orders. image: abc

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