Pools, Water Parks, and Spa Guidelines

Pools, Water Park, and Spa Guidelines

Updated 6/19/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 

YELLOW – LOW RISK

IRON and WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes reasonable precautions
  • Physical distance whenever feasible; face coverings are to be worn when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends
Pool, Water Park, Spa Guidelines
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Open plunge operates at a reduced capacity that enables appropriate social distancing to be maintained between household groups on pool deck
  • Face coverings are worn by individuals on the pool deck when physical distancing is not possible
  • Lap swimming resumes to normal capacity
  • Swim team and swim lessons are allowed as long as physical distancing is allowed on pool deck
  • Lifeguard training is allowable; safeguards encouraged as much as possible during training including symptom checking of trainees (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Maintain signage that encourages physical distancing guidelines to be met at all times


RED

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households; increase virtual interactions
  • Essential travel only. Leave home infrequently
  • Social interactions in groups of 10 or fewer
Pool, Water Park, Spa Guidelines
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Pools are closed

ORANGE

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households and those who have been following recommended distancing/hygiene guidelines; increase use of virtual interactions
  • Leave home infrequently
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups of 20 or fewer
Pool, Water Park, Spa Guidelines
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Pools are limited to lap swim only, one swimmer per lane; no congregating on pool decks
  • Swim team is allowed as long as physical distancing is allowed on pool deck
  • Symptom screening
  • Maintain signage that encourages physical distancing guidelines to be met at all times

YELLOW

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes reasonable precautions
  • Physical distance whenever feasible; face coverings are to be worn when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends
Pool, Water Park, Spa Guidelines
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Open plunge operates at a reduced capacity that enables appropriate social distancing to be maintained between household groups on pool deck
  • Face coverings are worn by individuals on the pool deck when physical distancing is not possible
  • Lap swimming resumes to normal capacity
  • Swim team and swim lessons are allowed as long as physical distancing is allowed on pool deck
  • Lifeguard training is allowable; safeguards encouraged as much as possible during training including symptom checking of trainees (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Maintain signage that encourages physical distancing guidelines to be met at all times

GREEN

Social Guidelines

As restriction are lifted in the New Normal phase, the likelihood of COVID-19 spread is increased. Because of this, the following are strongly encouraged for all individuals:

  • General public follows current federal and local public health precautions
  • Symptomatic individuals should not attend social gatherings
  • Hygiene measures, physical distancing, face coverings, and symptom monitoring are encouraged for all group gatherings
Pool, Water Park, Spa Guidelines
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Resume full operations; pools are encouraged to follow General Employer Guidelines found HERE

Church Services

Church Services Phased Guidelines

Updated 6/19/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 

YELLOW – LOW RISK

IRON and WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes reasonable precautions
  • Physical distance whenever feasible; face coverings are to be worn when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends
Church Services
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Seating arrangements should be made such that a 6-foot radius distance is maintained between each household group
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times.
  • See Appendix B for additional considerations
Appendix B: Considerations for Faith Groups Returning to In-Person Religious Services

These considerations are not binding on any faith group and should not be construed as an attempt to regulate religious practices. They are provided as information so that individuals can make decisions to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Each faith group will decide for itself when to resume in-person religious services.

  • Consideration for high-risk individuals: 
    • Limit participation in any in-person gatherings, including religious services, of any number of people outside your household group. 
    • High-risk individuals include those:
      • aged 65 and older;
      • who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility;
      • with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma;
      • who have a serious heart condition;
      • who are immunocompromised, including:
        • individuals who have recently received cancer treatment, bone marrow transplantation, or organ transplantation;
        • individuals living with HIV or AIDS; and
        • individuals who have experienced prolonged use of corticosteroids or other immune weakening medications;
      • with severe obesity (BMI of 40 or higher);
      • with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease;
      • who smoke; or
      • with hypertension.
  • Considerations for all individuals participating in an in-person religious service:
    • Wear a face mask when you cannot maintain a distance of six feet from other individuals from a different household.
    • Do not shake hands with, or otherwise touch, an individual who is not a member of your household group.
    • Avoid high-touch surfaces.
    • Disinfect high touch surfaces frequently.
    • Wash your hands frequently. 
    • Wear a face mask and wear gloves or sanitize hands when preparing food to be consumed by individuals from a different household.
    • Avoid group meals that are not part of the religious service.
  • Considerations for faith group leaders organizing an in-person religious service:
    • Implement measures to prevent individuals from congregating in lobbies or meeting areas where a 6-foot distance between household groups is difficult to maintain.
    • Post signage to remind individuals to maintain social distancing when in common areas.
    • Set an established window of time or provide separate entrances for high-risk individuals to enter and exit without pressure from crowds.
    • Provide multiple meeting schedules to accommodate smaller gatherings where social distancing guidelines can be followed.
    • Provide streamed services to households that prefer to participate virtually.

RED

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households; increase virtual interactions
  • Essential travel only. Leave home infrequently
  • Social interactions in groups of 10 or fewer
Church Services
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Recommend streamed services to households

ORANGE

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households and those who have been following recommended distancing/hygiene guidelines; increase use of virtual interactions
  • Leave home infrequently
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups of 20 or fewer
Church Services
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Seating arrangements should be made such that a 6-foot radius distance is maintained between each household group
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times.
  • See Appendix B for additional considerations

YELLOW

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes reasonable precautions
  • Physical distance whenever feasible; face coverings are to be worn when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends
Church Services
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Seating arrangements should be made such that a 6-foot radius distance is maintained between each household group
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times.
  • See Appendix B for additional considerations

GREEN

Social Guidelines

As restriction are lifted in the New Normal phase, the likelihood of COVID-19 spread is increased. Because of this, the following are strongly encouraged for all individuals:

  • General public follows current federal and local public health precautions
  • Symptomatic individuals should not attend social gatherings
  • Hygiene measures, physical distancing, face coverings, and symptom monitoring are encouraged for all group gatherings
Church Services
  • Places of worship are encouraged to consider all social guidelines outlined above and the principles outlined in the General Guidelines for Employers HERE

High Risk Guidelines

High Risk Individual Phased Guidelines

Updated 6/12/2020


High-risk individuals are defined as people 65 years and older, people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, including lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, people who have serious heart conditions, people who are immunocompromised (many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications), people with severe obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis, or liver disease.

Households with High-Risk Individuals

For those living with a high-risk individual, household members should conduct themselves as if they are a significant risk to the high-risk individual

  • Wash hands before interacting with the person, including before feeding or caring for the person
  • Provide a protected space for high-risk household members including separate bathroom accommodations if possible; ensure high-touch surfaces and objects are cleaned regularly
  • Those who are, or work with, vulnerable populations should undergo daily screening/symptom monitoring and should be tested if they develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • Consider providing additional protections or more intensive care for high-risk household member.
  • Additional CDC guidance for high-risk populations can be found here
Households with Sick Family Members
  • Give sick members their own room if possible and keep the door closed
  • Have only one family member care for them

YELLOW – LOW RISK

Actions by High-Risk Individuals
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • For any travel, use appropriate precautions; avoid high-risk areas
  • Telework if possible, if not, maintain 6-foot distance
  • When visiting friends or family, wear face coverings when within a 6-foot distance
  • Limit physical interactions with other high-risk individuals, except for members of your household or residence
  • Social interactions in groups of 20 or fewer people outside your household or residence
  • Limit visits to hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities   
Interactions with High-Risk Individuals

Individuals not experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 take extra precautions and follow strict hygiene standards when interacting with high-risk groups

  • Do not interact with symptomatic individuals
  • Limit visits to hospitals
  • No visits to nursing homes and other residential care facilities 
  • Targeted testing for those working with high-risk individuals


RED

Actions by High-Risk Individuals
  • Face coverings worn at all times in public setting
  • Limit travel to only essential travel; if telework is not possible, limit travel to work-related travel only
  • Limit visiting friends or family without urgent need
  • Limit physical interactions with other high-risk individuals, except for members of your household or residence
  • Limit attending gatherings of any number of people outside your household or residence
  • Do not visit hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities
Interactions with High-Risk Individuals
  • Avoid physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible
  • No visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and other residential care facilities
  • Targeted testing for those working with high-risk individuals

ORANGE

Actions by High-Risk Individuals
  • Face coverings worn at all times in public setting
  • Limit travel to only essential travel; if telework is not possible, limit travel to work-related travel only
  • Limit visiting friends or family without urgent need
  • Limit physical interactions with other high-risk individuals, except for members of your household or residence
  • Limit attending gatherings of any number of people outside your household or residence
  • Do not visit hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities
Interactions with High-Risk Individuals
  • Avoid physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible
  • No visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and other residential care facilities
  • Targeted testing for those working with high-risk individuals

YELLOW

Actions by High-Risk Individuals
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • For any travel, use appropriate precautions; avoid high-risk areas
  • Telework if possible, if not, maintain 6-foot distance
  • When visiting friends or family, wear face coverings when within a 6-foot distance
  • Limit physical interactions with other high-risk individuals, except for members of your household or residence
  • Social interactions in groups of 20 or fewer people outside your household or residence
  • Limit visits to hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities   
Interactions with High-Risk Individuals

Individuals not experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 take extra precautions and follow strict hygiene standards when interacting with high-risk groups

  • Do not interact with symptomatic individuals
  • Limit visits to hospitals
  • No visits to nursing homes and other residential care facilities 
  • Targeted testing for those working with high-risk individuals

GREEN

Actions by High-Risk Individuals

Due to the increased likelihood of COVID-19 spread in the New Normal phase, the following are strongly recommended for all high-risk individuals:

  • Do not interact in person or engage in close contact with symptomatic individuals
  • Continue to follow the principles of physical distancing, enhanced hygiene practices, symptom monitoring
  • Use face coverings when around non-household individuals and request visitors to do the same
  • Increased caution when interacting with the general public; when visiting public settings, or when interacting with those not practicing physical distancing
  • For any travel, use appropriate precautions; avoid high-risk areas
Interactions with High-Risk Individuals
  • Symptomatic individuals, or close contacts of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, should not interact with high-risk individuals
  • Follow the principles of physical distancing, enhanced hygiene practices including wearing a face covering, and symptom monitoring
  • Follow facility guidance when visiting hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities

Gathering Guidelines

Gathering Phased Guidelines

Updated 6/19/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 

YELLOW – LOW RISK

IRON and WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes reasonable precautions
  • Physical distance whenever feasible; face coverings are to be worn when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends
Family Gatherings (Funerals, Weddings, Religious Ceremonies, etc.)
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • See Entertainment Guidelines HERE

RED

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households; increase virtual interactions
  • Essential travel only. Leave home infrequently
  • Social interactions in groups of 10 or fewer
Family Gatherings (Funerals, Weddings, Religious Ceremonies, etc.)
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Only members of the same household or residence may attend

ORANGE

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households and those who have been following recommended distancing/hygiene guidelines; increase use of virtual interactions
  • Leave home infrequently
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups of 20 or fewer
Family Gatherings (Funerals, Weddings, Religious Ceremonies, etc.)
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Small group of close family and friends may attend, as long as they have been following physical distancing and hygiene practices for two weeks

YELLOW

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes reasonable precautions
  • Physical distance whenever feasible; face coverings are to be worn when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends
Family Gatherings (Funerals, Weddings, Religious Ceremonies, etc.)
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • See Entertainment Guidelines HERE

GREEN

Social Guidelines

As restriction are lifted in the New Normal phase, the likelihood of COVID-19 spread is increased. Because of this, the following are strongly encouraged for all individuals:

  • General public follows current federal and local public health precautions
  • Symptomatic individuals should not attend social gatherings
  • Hygiene measures, physical distancing, face coverings, and symptom monitoring are encouraged for all group gatherings
Family Gatherings (Funerals, Weddings, Religious Ceremonies, etc.)
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above

Follow the Business Hygiene Recommendations:

  • Promote etiquette for coughing, sneezing, and handwashing. Encourage employees to avoid touching face, especially eyes, nose, and mouth; place signage that encourages hand and respiratory hygiene regularly
  • When possible, discourage sharing of work tools and equipment or disinfect between use
  • Make a list of high-touch surfaces requiring routine disinfecting and perform routine environmental cleaning (e.g., elevator buttons, workstations, countertops, handrails, doorknobs, breakrooms, bathrooms, common areas), either twice a day or after each use. Consider keeping a logbook of cleaning regimen. Those cleaning should:
    • Wear gloves
    • Prior to disinfecting, clean surfaces with soap and water if soiled
    • Use EPA-approved disinfectant, industrial cleaner, diluted bleach, or alcohol solutions
  • Provide disposable disinfecting wipes for employee use on high-touch surfaces; provide no-touch trash bins
  • Make hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant readily available. Provide pop-up handwashing stations or facilities where necessary (e.g. open houses, construction sites)
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) should not be shared and should be disposed of properly
  • Employees should be conscious of cross-contamination while using gloves and wash their hands after removal
  • Laundry: wear gloves, use warmest appropriate water setting, dry items completely, do not shake dirty laundry, launder items that have come in contact with COVID-19 separately

General Public Guidelines

General Public Phased Guidelines

Updated 6/19/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below.

YELLOW LOW RISK

IRON and WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes reasonable precautions
  • Physical distance whenever feasible; face coverings are to be worn when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends
Face Coverings

While wearing face coverings has proven to be somewhat effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19, they will not completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 spread. Therefore, sound judgment, physical distancing and hygiene practices are important principles that must accompany appropriate use of face coverings

  • Face coverings (mask, scarf, gaiter, bandana, etc.) worn in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Change or launder cloth face coverings after each day’s use
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance
Children, including Playgrounds
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Increased cleaning and hygiene regimen
  • Limit child interaction with other children in public spaces (playground equipment, etc.)
Outdoor Recreation. including Parks, Playgrounds, Pavilions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from individuals from other households while engaging in outdoor activities (walking, hiking, running, bicycling, hunting, fishing, etc.)
  • Avoid contact with high-touch surfaces, including handrails, trail signs, maps
  • Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces
  • Distribution of promotional items, candy, food items, etc. during parades or spectator sporting events must be distributed in a manner that does not promote congregating
  • Participants (players, performers, actors) should have their symptoms checked
  • Roster or list of participants and their contact information must be maintained when engaging in formal competitive events to assist with contact tracing efforts when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Follow guidelines for state and national parks
  • Recreation camps may operate in accordance with existing policy and health guidelines
  • Recreational vehicle parks may operate in accordance with existing policy and health guidelines
  • Roadway rest areas may open and operate in accordance with existing policy and health guidelines
  • Spectators maintain physical distancing between household groups and wear face coverings when physical distancing guidelines are difficult to maintain
Travel
  • Reconsider any nonessential travel into areas with widespread community transmission of COVID-19
  • In the state of Utah, adhere to guidelines of geographic area currently in
Drivers Education, specifically on Range and Roads
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Symptom checking of all staff at the beginning of each shift (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Symptom checking of participants prior to entering the vehicle (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Wash or sanitize hands before entering the vehicle and after leaving the vehicle
  • Appointments scheduled with enough time allowed to disinfect all surfaces between students
  • Both students and instructors wear face coverings
  • Maximum 3 students and 1 instructor per vehicle
  • No food or drinks in the vehicle
  • When services are not being directly provided, 6 feet of physical distance must be maintained. This includes student and family waiting areas and between scheduled drive times
  • Share student and parent documents electronically; avoid handling and sharing paperwork
  • High-risk instructors and students follow recommendations for high-risk individuals
K-12 Schools
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Reopening anticipated for the 2020-2021 school year, including sporting events, activities, and in-person graduations, with increased cleaning and hygiene regimen
  • Monitor employees and students for symptoms and have protocol in place to quarantine onsite students who will be sent home
  • All symptomatic children and employees should stay home from school and childcare, and will be sent home if exhibiting any symptoms
  • Hand sanitizer made available to faculty and students in each classroom
  • Seat students 6 feet apart where possible; otherwise, students should be seated as far apart as reasonably possible
  • Assign seats and record attendance to support contact tracing
  • Beginning 12:00pm noon on Wednesday, May 27, school activities, including sports may resume under jurisdiction of district and school authorities in adherence to indoor and outdoor guidelines
  • Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, follow state and local guidance for large gatherings (assemblies, graduations, dances, recess, cafeterias, sporting events, etc.)
  • Faculty and staff wear face coverings when social distancing is not feasible
  • Details regarding face coverings for students will be provided by local school and charter boards in consultation with health department officials
Higher Education Institutions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Campuses may be open for in person students and faculty with increased cleaning and hygiene regimen
  • In cooperation with the Utah System of Higher Education, each institution will develop individualized plans for repopulating campuses, monitoring for incidences, containing outbreaks, and reclosing if necessary
  • Monitor employees and students for symptoms
  • Employees and students encouraged to use Healthy Together mobile app to help contain the spread of COVID-19
  • All symptomatic employees and students should stay off campus, or self-isolate or quarantine if residing on campus
  • Faculty and staff wear face coverings when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Details regarding face coverings for students will be provided by the Utah System of Higher Education in consultation with state government
  • Hand sanitizer made available to faculty and students in each classroom or regular handwashing routines instituted
  • Students sit 6 feet apart where possible; where not possible, students wear face covering and institutions record attendance and seating location to support contact tracing
  • Follow state and local guidelines for activities and environments (events, food services, childcare and other defined categories, etc.)
  • Campus visitors are notified of COVID-19 prevention guidelines
  • For residential campuses:
    • Provide isolation or quarantine facilities for students showing symptoms or students with positive tests and include accommodations (food delivery, distance learning resources, etc.)
    • Common areas in dorm rooms may be open but should be cleaned and disinfected frequently
  • Encourage enhanced symptom monitoring, methods for cohort identification and proper utilization of testing in consultation with public health officials

RED

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households; increase virtual interactions
  • Essential travel only. Leave home infrequently
  • Social interactions in groups of 10 or fewer
Face Coverings

While wearing face coverings has proven to be somewhat effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19, they will not completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 spread. Therefore, sound judgment, physical distancing and hygiene practices are important principles that must accompany appropriate use of face coverings

  • Face coverings (mask, scarf, gaiter, bandana, etc.) worn in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Change or launder cloth face coverings routinely
  • Individuals should stay 6 feet away from others even when wearing a face covering
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance
Children, including Playgrounds
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Do not arrange or participate in in-person playdates or similar activities
  • Do not allow children on public playground
K-12 Schools
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Do not attend school outside the home
  • Soft closure of schools; distance learning only
  • Schools may send home food
Higher Education Institutions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Classes limited to distance learning
  • Follow state and local guidelines for activities and environments (events, food services, childcare and other defined categories, etc.)
Drivers Education, specifically on Range and Roads
  • Not in operation
Outdoor Recreation. including Parks, Playgrounds, Pavilions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from individuals from other households while engaging in outdoor activities (walking, hiking, running, bicycling, hunting, fishing, etc.)
  • Do not touch high-touch surfaces, including handrails, trail signs, maps
  • Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces
  • Do not engage in close-contact or team sports
  • Do not travel to, or participate in activities at, any of the following locations:
    • places of public amusement or public activity
    • public swimming pools
    • gyms, and fitness centers
  • Do not go to or engage in activities at a state park located outside the county in which you reside (the availability of national parks will be determined in consultation with the National Park Service and the county in which the park is located)
Travel

Limit travel to essential travel only, quarantine 14 days upon return from high-risk areas (this quarantine protocol does not apply to an individual who travels out of state pursuant to the individual’s regular and ordinary duties as an employee of a transportation business or entity).

Essential travel means to:

  • Safely relocate by an individual whose home or residence is unsafe, including individuals who have suffered or are at risk of domestic violence, or for whom the safety, sanitation or essential operations of the home or residence cannot be maintained;
  • Care for a family member or friend in the same household or another household, including transporting family members or friends;
  • Transport a child according to existing parenting time schedules or other visitation schedules pertaining to a child in need of protective services;
  • Care for pets, including travel to a veterinarian;
  • Seek emergency services;
  • Obtain medications and medical services;
  • Donate blood;
  • Obtain food, including delivery or carry-out services, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and other grocery items, gasoline, supplies required to work from home, and products needed to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of homes and residences, businesses, and personally owned vehicles, including automobiles and bicycles;
  • Perform work if you cannot telework;
  • Transport/deliver essential goods;
  • Engage in recreational and outdoor activities;
  • Laundromats and dry cleaners;
  • Return to a home or place of residence

ORANGE

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households and those who have been following recommended distancing/hygiene guidelines; increase use of virtual interactions
  • Leave home infrequently
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups of 20 or fewer
Face Coverings

While wearing face coverings has proven to be somewhat effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19, they will not completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 spread. Therefore, sound judgment, physical distancing and hygiene practices are important principles that must accompany appropriate use of face coverings

  • Face coverings (mask, scarf, gaiter, bandana, etc.) worn in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Change or launder cloth face coverings routinely
  • Individuals should stay 6 feet away from others even when wearing a face covering
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance
Children, including Playgrounds
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Do not arrange or participate in in-person playdates or similar activities
  • Do not allow children on public playground
K-12 Schools
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Soft closure of schools; remote learning
  • Small numbers of students may be allowed in school buildings temporarily for tutoring and special services while observing physical distancing and group gathering guidelines
  • Schools may send home food
Higher Education Institutions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Classes limited to distance learning
  • All symptomatic employees and students should stay off campus, or self-isolate or quarantine if residing on campus
  • Follow state and local guidelines for activities and environments (events, food services, childcare and other defined categories, etc.)
  • Limit campus visitors (between living unites, from other dorm halls, and from off campus)
  • Campus visitors are notified of COVID-19 prevention guidelines
  • For residential campuses:
    • Provide isolation or quarantine facilities for students showing symptoms or students with positive tests and include accommodations (food delivery, distance learning resources, etc.)
    • Common areas in dorm rooms are closed
  • Encourage enhanced symptom monitoring, methods for cohort identification and proper utilization of testing in consultation with public health officials
Drivers Education, specifically on Range and Roads
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Symptom checking of all staff at the beginning of each shift (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Symptom checking of participants prior to entering the vehicle (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Wash or sanitize hands before entering the vehicle and after leaving the vehicle
  • Appointments scheduled with enough time allowed to disinfect all surfaces between students
  • Both students and instructors wear face coverings
  • Maximum 2 students and 1 instructor per vehicle
  • No food or drinks in the vehicle
  • When services are not being directly provided, 6 feet of physical distance must be maintained. This includes student and family waiting areas and between scheduled drive times
  • Share student and parent documents electronically; avoid handling and sharing paperwork
  • High-risk instructors and students follow recommendations for high-risk individuals
Outdoor Recreation. including Parks, Playgrounds, Pavilions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from individuals from other households while engaging in outdoor activities (walking, hiking, running, bicycling, hunting, fishing, etc.)
  • Do not touch high-touch surfaces, including handrails, trail signs, maps
  • Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces
  • Do not engage in sporting activities requiring teammates or opponents to be closer than 10′ from one another
  • Skills development and conditioning activities are allowable under physical distancing guidelines
  • Staff must disinfect all equipment after each use
  • Follow guidelines for state and national parks
Travel

Limit out-of-state travel, quarantine 14 days upon return from high-risk areas (this quarantine protocol does not apply to an individual who travels out of state pursuant to the individual’s regular and ordinary duties as an employee of a transportation business or entity

YELLOW

Social Guidelines
  • General public takes reasonable precautions
  • Physical distance whenever feasible; face coverings are to be worn when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Private, social interactions that occur without oversight by a formal organization are allowable in groups 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends
Face Coverings

While wearing face coverings has proven to be somewhat effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19, they will not completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 spread. Therefore, sound judgment, physical distancing and hygiene practices are important principles that must accompany appropriate use of face coverings

  • Face coverings (mask, scarf, gaiter, bandana, etc.) worn in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Change or launder cloth face coverings after each day’s use
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance
Children, including Playgrounds
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Increased cleaning and hygiene regimen
  • Limit child interaction with other children in public spaces (playground equipment, etc.)
K-12 Schools
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Reopening anticipated for the 2020-2021 school year, including sporting events, activities, and in-person graduations, with increased cleaning and hygiene regimen
  • Monitor employees and students for symptoms and have protocol in place to quarantine onsite students who will be sent home
  • All symptomatic children and employees should stay home from school and childcare, and will be sent home if exhibiting any symptoms
  • Hand sanitizer made available to faculty and students in each classroom
  • Seat students 6 feet apart where possible; otherwise, students should be seated as far apart as reasonably possible
  • Assign seats and record attendance to support contact tracing
  • Beginning 12:00pm noon on Wednesday, May 27, school activities, including sports may resume under jurisdiction of district and school authorities in adherence to indoor and outdoor guidelines
  • Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, follow state and local guidance for large gatherings (assemblies, graduations, dances, recess, cafeterias, sporting events, etc.)
  • Faculty and staff wear face coverings when social distancing is not feasible
  • Details regarding face coverings for students will be provided by local school and charter boards in consultation with health department officials
Higher Education Institutions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Campuses may be open for in person students and faculty with increased cleaning and hygiene regimen
  • In cooperation with the Utah System of Higher Education, each institution will develop individualized plans for repopulating campuses, monitoring for incidences, containing outbreaks, and reclosing if necessary
  • Monitor employees and students for symptoms
  • Employees and students encouraged to use Healthy Together mobile app to help contain the spread of COVID-19
  • All symptomatic employees and students should stay off campus, or self-isolate or quarantine if residing on campus
  • Faculty and staff wear face coverings when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Details regarding face coverings for students will be provided by the Utah System of Higher Education in consultation with state government
  • Hand sanitizer made available to faculty and students in each classroom or regular handwashing routines instituted
  • Students sit 6 feet apart where possible; where not possible, students wear face covering and institutions record attendance and seating location to support contact tracing
  • Follow state and local guidelines for activities and environments (events, food services, childcare and other defined categories, etc.)
  • Campus visitors are notified of COVID-19 prevention guidelines
  • For residential campuses:
    • Provide isolation or quarantine facilities for students showing symptoms or students with positive tests and include accommodations (food delivery, distance learning resources, etc.)
    • Common areas in dorm rooms may be open but should be cleaned and disinfected frequently
  • Encourage enhanced symptom monitoring, methods for cohort identification and proper utilization of testing in consultation with public health officials
Drivers Education, specifically on Range and Roads
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Symptom checking of all staff at the beginning of each shift (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Symptom checking of participants prior to entering the vehicle (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Wash or sanitize hands before entering the vehicle and after leaving the vehicle
  • Appointments scheduled with enough time allowed to disinfect all surfaces between students
  • Both students and instructors wear face coverings
  • Maximum 3 students and 1 instructor per vehicle
  • No food or drinks in the vehicle
  • When services are not being directly provided, 6 feet of physical distance must be maintained. This includes student and family waiting areas and between scheduled drive times
  • Share student and parent documents electronically; avoid handling and sharing paperwork
  • High-risk instructors and students follow recommendations for high-risk individuals
Outdoor Recreation. including Parks, Playgrounds, Pavilions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from individuals from other households while engaging in outdoor activities (walking, hiking, running, bicycling, hunting, fishing, etc.)
  • Avoid contact with high-touch surfaces, including handrails, trail signs, maps
  • Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces
  • Distribution of promotional items, candy, food items, etc. during parades or spectator sporting events must be distributed in a manner that does not promote congregating
  • Participants (players, performers, actors) should have their symptoms checked
  • Roster or list of participants and their contact information must be maintained when engaging in formal competitive events to assist with contact tracing efforts when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Follow guidelines for state and national parks
  • Recreation camps may operate in accordance with existing policy and health guidelines
  • Recreational vehicle parks may operate in accordance with existing policy and health guidelines
  • Roadway rest areas may open and operate in accordance with existing policy and health guidelines
  • Spectators maintain physical distancing between household groups and wear face coverings when physical distancing guidelines are difficult to maintain
Travel
  • Reconsider any nonessential travel into areas with widespread community transmission of COVID-19
  • In the state of Utah, adhere to guidelines of geographic area currently in

GREEN

Social Guidelines

As restriction are lifted in the New Normal phase, the likelihood of COVID-19 spread is increased. Because of this, the following are strongly encouraged for all individuals:

  • General public follows current federal and local public health precautions
  • Symptomatic individuals should not attend social gatherings
  • Hygiene measures, physical distancing, face coverings, and symptom monitoring are encouraged for all group gatherings
Face Coverings

While wearing face coverings has proven to be somewhat effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19, they will not completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 spread. Therefore, sound judgment, physical distancing and hygiene practices are important principles that must accompany appropriate use of face coverings

As restrictions are lifted in the New Normal phase, the likelihood of COVID-19 spread is increased. Because of this, the following are strongly encouraged for all individuals:

  • Face coverings are encouraged to be worn as a means to slow the spread of COVID-19
  • Face coverings should be worn to protect those who are high-risk
  • Face coverings are encouraged to be worn when physical distancing is not feasible
Children, including Playgrounds
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • All symptomatic children should stay home from school and childcare, and will be sent home if exhibiting any symptoms
K-12 Schools
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Schools are open with increased cleaning and hygiene regimen
  • All symptomatic children and employees should stay home from school and childcare, and will be sent home if exhibiting any symptoms
Higher Education Institutions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Campuses may be open for in-person students and faculty with increased cleaning and hygiene regimen
  • In cooperation with the Utah System of Higher Education, each institution will develop individualized plans for repopulating campuses, monitoring for incidences, containing outbreaks, and reclosing if necessary
Drivers Education, specifically on Range and Roads
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Resume activities, follow hygiene standards
Outdoor Recreation. including Parks, Playgrounds, Pavilions
  • Follow all social guidelines outlined above
  • Follow the Business Guidelines outlined here
  • Roster or list of participants and their contact information encouraged to be maintained when engaging in formal competitive events to assist with contact tracing efforts when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Spectators encouraged to maintain physical distancing between household groups and wear face coverings when physical distancing guidelines are difficult to maintain
Travel

General public follows current federal and local public health precautions.

General Employer Guidelines

General Employer Phased Guidelines

Updated 6/19/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 

YELLOW – LOW RISK

IRON and WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Employers encourage flexible working arrangements (rotating shifts, remote work, etc.). Comply with distancing guidelines. Increased cleaning regimen of high-touch areas. Monitor employees for symptoms and well-being.

  • All businesses operational if they can meet and adhere to all related guidelines
  • Employers take reasonable precautions
  • Provide accommodations to high-risk employees; minimize face-to-face contact, assign tasks that allow these individuals to maintain a 6-foot distance from other employees or customers, implement flexible work hours or staggered shifts, allow high-risk individuals to work remotely
  • Symptom checking in business interactions
    • Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain; ensure that face coverings are available
  • Encourage remote work when possible; employers exercise discretion with returning to onsite work
  • Workplaces comply with distancing and hygiene guidelines
  • Limit unnecessary travel
  • Require employees to self-quarantine when returning from high-risk areas
  • Employers evaluate workforce strategy and concerns and enact strategies to minimize economic impact
  • Employers must not allow any individuals under isolation or quarantine to come to work at any time unless authorized by LHD

General Guidelines for Employers

Best Practices for Employers
  • Those who are, or work with, high-risk populations, should undergo daily screening/symptom monitoring, and be tested if they begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms
    • Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains
  • Employers should work with high-risk employees to make reasonable accommodations that enable the high-risk individual to maintain employment in a safe manner
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet; face coverings recommended when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Encourage the use of face coverings to protect those who are high-risk and when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Enhanced hygiene and sanitization practices
  • Use online conferencing, email, or telephone in place of in-person meetings, even when people are in the same building or wear face coverings when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Regularly remind employees and customers to follow distancing guidelines. Use floor markings to mark appropriate physical distance where appropriate
  • Encourage digital files rather than paper formats (e.g. documentation, invoices, inspections, forms, agendas)
  • Consider what reserve supplies may be necessary to obtain (e.g., cleaning supplies, gloves or other protective equipment)
  • Establish and maintain open dialogue with local communities, including key vendors and suppliers, exploring contingencies and sharing appropriate decisions about foodservice, transportation, and other services
  • Identify a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 issues and their impact in the workplace
  • If relevant, update emergency communication plan with key contacts and backups, chain of communications, and processes for tracking and communicating; share the response plan with employees and communicate expectations
  • Ensure every employee’s contact information and emergency contact details are up to date; ensure a plan is in place to reach employees quickly
  • Educate workforce about the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, what the business is doing, and what they should do to protect themselves and their families
  • Prepare for absenteeism; create or maintain non-punitive leave policies so employees do not feel pressured to come to work if they are sick. Not only sick employees will stay home- others may need to care for the sick, quarantined individuals, or children; those employees should notify their supervisors
  • Provide signage at each public entrance to inform all employees and customers that they should:
    • Avoid entering if they have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, muscle aches and pains, sudden changes in smell or taste, or feel generally unwell
    • Encourage 6-foot physical distancing and face coverings when physical distancing is not feasible
    • Sneeze/cough into cloth, tissue, elbow or sleeve (not hands)
    • Avoid hand shaking or unnecessary physical contact
    • Wash hands often, and for at least 20 seconds
Cleaning & Hygiene Guidelines for Employers
  • Promote etiquette for coughing, sneezing, and handwashing. Encourage employees to avoid touching face, especially eyes, nose, and mouth; place signage that encourages hand and respiratory hygiene
  • When possible, discourage sharing of work tools and equipment or disinfect between use
  • Make a list of high-touch surfaces requiring routine disinfecting and perform routine environmental cleaning (e.g., elevator buttons, workstations, countertops, handrails, doorknobs, breakrooms, bathrooms, common areas), either twice a day or after each use. Consider keeping a logbook of cleaning regimen. Those cleaning should:
    • Wear gloves
    • Prior to disinfecting, clean surfaces with soap and water if soiled
    • Use EPA-approved disinfectant, industrial cleaner, diluted bleach, or alcohol solutions
  • Provide disposable disinfecting wipes for employee use on high-touch surfaces; provide no-touch trash bins
  • Make hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant readily available. Provide pop-up handwashing stations or facilities where necessary (e.g. open houses, construction sites)
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) should not be shared and should be disposed of properly
  • Employees should be conscious of cross-contamination while using gloves and wash their hands after removal
  • Laundry: wear gloves, use warmest appropriate water setting, dry items completely, do not shake dirty laundry, launder items that have come in contact with COVID-19 separately
Employers Monitoring Symptoms
  • Symptom checking in business interactions
  • Train managers/leadership to recognize signs of COVID-19 and to be clear on relevant protocols
  • Sick employees or close contacts of positive COVID-19 individuals should stay home
  • Employees who become sick or who develop COVID-19 symptoms while at work should be separated from other employees/customers immediately and sent home; immediately clean and disinfect areas the sick employee visited. Encourage employees to report any illness to a manager, especially if sick with fever, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, muscle aches and pains, sudden changes in smell or taste

If an employee is confirmed COVID-19 positive, employers should inform close contact employees while maintaining confidentiality; close contact employees should follow local health department guidance


RED

Employers exercise extreme caution, with employees working remotely, evaluating workforce concerns, and enacting strategies to minimize economic impact. Businesses that necessitate on-site work should monitor workforce for symptoms and well-being.

  • Employers take extreme precautions
  • Provide accommodations to high-risk employees
  • Employees and volunteers operate remotely, unless not possible
  • Symptom checking in business interactions
    • Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain; ensure that face coverings are available
  • Make every possible effort to enable working from home as a first option; where not possible, workplaces comply with distancing and hygiene guidelines
  • Minimize face-to-face interactions, including with customers (utilize drive-thru, install partitions, etc.)
  • Where distancing and hygiene guidelines cannot be followed in full, businesses should consider whether that activity needs to continue for the business to operate
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel and cancel or postpone in-person meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions
  • Require employees to self-quarantine when returning from high-risk areas
  • Employers evaluate workforce strategy and concerns and enact strategies to minimize economic impact
  • Employers must not allow any individuals under isolation or quarantine to come to work at any time unless authorized by LHD

ORANGE

Employers exercise extreme caution, with employees working remotely, evaluating workforce concerns, and enacting strategies to minimize economic impact. Businesses that necessitate on-site work should monitor workforce for symptoms and well-being.

  • Employers take extreme precautions
  • Provide accommodations to high-risk employees
  • Employees and volunteers operate remotely, unless not possible
  • Symptom checking in business interactions
    • Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain; ensure that face coverings are available
  • Make every possible effort to enable working from home as a first option; where not possible, workplaces comply with distancing and hygiene guidelines
  • Minimize face-to-face interactions, including with customers (utilize drive-thru, install partitions, etc.)
  • Where distancing and hygiene guidelines cannot be followed in full, businesses should consider whether that activity needs to continue for the business to operate
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel and cancel or postpone in-person meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions
  • Require employees to self-quarantine when returning from high-risk areas
  • Employers evaluate workforce strategy and concerns and enact strategies to minimize economic impact
  • Employers must not allow any individuals under isolation or quarantine to come to work at any time unless authorized by LHD

YELLOW

Employers encourage flexible working arrangements (rotating shifts, remote work, etc.). Comply with distancing guidelines. Increased cleaning regimen of high-touch areas. Monitor employees for symptoms and well-being.

  • All businesses operational if they can meet and adhere to all related guidelines
  • Employers take reasonable precautions
  • Provide accommodations to high-risk employees; minimize face-to-face contact, assign tasks that allow these individuals to maintain a 6-foot distance from other employees or customers, implement flexible work hours or staggered shifts, allow high-risk individuals to work remotely
  • Symptom checking in business interactions
    • Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains
  • Face coverings worn in settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain; ensure that face coverings are available
  • Encourage remote work when possible; employers exercise discretion with returning to onsite work
  • Workplaces comply with distancing and hygiene guidelines
  • Limit unnecessary travel
  • Require employees to self-quarantine when returning from high-risk areas
  • Employers evaluate workforce strategy and concerns and enact strategies to minimize economic impact
  • Employers must not allow any individuals under isolation or quarantine to come to work at any time unless authorized by LHD

GREEN

All businesses are open and operating under stricter hygiene and cleaning regimen. Monitoring health of workforce and customers.

  • Business refer to the General Guidelines for Employers

Healthcare Guidelines

Healthcare Phased Guidelines

Updated 6/19/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 


YELLOW – LOW RISK

IRON and WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Hospital Settings and Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

Each hospital and ambulatory surgical center operating in Utah shall follow the protocols developed by the Utah Hospital Association in consultation with the Utah Department of Health, titled “Utah Roadmap for Resuming Elective Procedures 2.0

Non-hospital Setting, including Dentistry

Adhere to all protocols set forth in the following state public health order.

Childcare Guidelines

Childcare Phased Guidelines

Updated 6/19/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 

YELLOW – LOW RISK

BEAVER, GARFIELD, IRON, AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity
  • Children from the same household are kept in the same group whenever possible
  • Don’t use toys that can’t be washed and disinfected
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Children and staff should stay home if they’re sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected regularly
  • The provider must restrict offsite activities to places or environments where social distance and proper cleaning practices can be controlled
  • When handling food, follow guidelines for moderate and low risk HERE

RED

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Encourage children to be 6 feet apart as much as possible
  • Groups must be restricted to groups of 10 unless a wall can physically separate each group
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • Curbside drop off and pick up
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Don’t use toys that can’t be washed and disinfected
  • Children and staff should stay home if they’re sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected after each use (toys, keyboards, desks, remote controls, etc.)

ORANGE

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Encourage children to be 6 feet apart as much as possible
  • Groups must be restricted to groups of 20 unless a wall can physically separate each group
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • Curbside drop off and pick up
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Don’t use toys that can’t be washed and disinfected
  • Children and staff should stay home if they’re sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected after each use (toys, keyboards, desks, remote controls, etc.)
  • When handling food, follow guidelines for moderate and low risk HERE

YELLOW

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children
  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity
  • Children from the same household are kept in the same group whenever possible
  • Don’t use toys that can’t be washed and disinfected
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Children and staff should stay home if they’re sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected regularly
  • The provider must restrict offsite activities to places or environments where social distance and proper cleaning practices can be controlled
  • When handling food, follow guidelines for moderate and low risk HERE

GREEN

Refer to General Guidelines for Employers HERE
  • For facilities overseen by childcare licensing, follow childcare licensing instructions for ratios, group sizes, and approved capacity

Gymnasiums and Fitness Center Guidelines

Gymnasiums and Fitness Center Phased Guidelines

This includes Indoor Recreation Centers, Yoga Studios, Dance, Tumbling, Indoor Soccer, etc.

Updated 6/19/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 

YELLOW – LOW RISK

IRON and WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Fitness centers and gyms are open with some distancing and cleaning guidance

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE.
  • Employees must go through symptom checking before every shift (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible. Log must be kept and available for inspection by health department
  • Symptom checking of participants prior to each competition or practice (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Spectators wear face coverings when physical distancing guidelines are difficult to maintain
  • Employees working within 6 feet of patrons must wear face coverings
  • Patrons of different households must maintain 6 feet of distance when feasible; this may be increased based on data and milestone trends. Limit the number of patrons, space or close off equipment accordingly
  • Roster or list of participants and their contact information must be maintained when engaging in formal competitive events to assist with contact tracing efforts when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Make chemical disinfectant supplies available throughout the establishment and post signs encouraging patrons to thoroughly disinfect equipment after use
  • Follow pool guidance outlined HERE.

RED

Fitness centers and gyms are closed

ORANGE

Recommended closure of fitness centers and gyms; if open, fitness centers and gyms should follow strict distancing and cleaning guidance

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE.
  • Employees must go through symptom checking (checklist or verbal) before every shift, including temperature. Log must be kept and available for inspection by health department
  • Screen patrons upon entering the facility with a questionnaire asking about symptoms, travel, and any sicknesses in the home
  • Employees must wear face coverings; patrons encouraged to wear face coverings whenever possible
  • Patrons of different households must maintain 10 feet of distance at all times (limit the number of patrons, space or close off equipment accordingly)
  • Do not engage in sporting activities requiring teammates or opponents to be closer than 10′ from one another
  • Skills development and conditioning activities are allowable under social distancing guidelines
  • Staff must disinfect all equipment after each use
  • No sign-in sheets, touchpads, or touch surfaces required for entry
  • High-risk individuals discouraged from using facilities at this time
  • Follow pool guidance outlined HERE.

YELLOW

Fitness centers and gyms are open with some distancing and cleaning guidance

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE.
  • Employees must go through symptom checking before every shift (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible. Log must be kept and available for inspection by health department
  • Symptom checking of participants prior to each competition or practice (checklist or verbal), including temperature checks when feasible
  • Spectators wear face coverings when physical distancing guidelines are difficult to maintain
  • Employees working within 6 feet of patrons must wear face coverings
  • Patrons of different households must maintain 6 feet of distance when feasible; this may be increased based on data and milestone trends. Limit the number of patrons, space or close off equipment accordingly
  • Roster or list of participants and their contact information must be maintained when engaging in formal competitive events to assist with contact tracing efforts when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Make chemical disinfectant supplies available throughout the establishment and post signs encouraging patrons to thoroughly disinfect equipment after use
  • Follow pool guidance outlined HERE.

GREEN

Fitness centers and gyms are open with cleaning guidance

  • Refer to General Guidelines for Employers outlined HERE.
  • Participants encouraged to have their symptoms checked prior to each competition or practice
  • Roster or list of participants and their contact information must be maintained when engaging in formal competitive events to assist with contact tracing efforts when physical distancing is not feasible
  • Spectators encouraged to maintain physical distancing between household groups and wear face coverings when physical distancing guidelines are difficult to maintain
  • Encouraged to make chemical disinfectant supplies available throughout the establishment and post signs encouraging patrons to thoroughly disinfect equipment after use

Construction Guidelines

Construction, Manufacturing, and Home Repair Phased Guidelines

Updated 6/19/2020


As of June 19, 2020, the following counties have transitioned to the GREEN risk phase: BEAVER, GARFIELD, and KANE County. For updated guidelines specific to these counties from the State COVID website, please visit the link below. 

YELLOW – LOW RISK

IRON and WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Home Repair

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene.

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Inquire if homes have symptomatic individuals and exercise caution
  • Monitor symptoms of employees
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a home
  • Wear face coverings and gloves, changing between each site
  • Disinfect tools after each site
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically
Construction, General Contractors, and Manufacturing

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene and reduced group interactions.

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Ensure nobody with symptoms enters a job site
  • Provide additional hand washing stations; wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a site
  • Wear face coverings and gloves
  • Clean and disinfect project sites, including high-touch surfaces and tools frequently
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically

RED

Home Repair

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene.

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Inquire if homes have symptomatic individuals and exercise caution
  • Monitor symptoms of employees
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a home
  • Wear face coverings and gloves, changing between each site
  • Disinfect tools after each site
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically
Construction, General Contractors, and Manufacturing

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene and reduced group interactions.

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Ensure nobody with symptoms enters a job site
  • Provide additional hand washing stations; wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a site
  • Wear face coverings and gloves
  • Clean and disinfect project sites, including high-touch surfaces and tools frequently
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically

ORANGE

Home Repair

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene.

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Inquire if homes have symptomatic individuals and exercise caution
  • Monitor symptoms of employees
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a home
  • Wear face coverings and gloves, changing between each site
  • Disinfect tools after each site
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically
Construction, General Contractors, and Manufacturing

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene and reduced group interactions.

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Ensure nobody with symptoms enters a job site
  • Provide additional hand washing stations; wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a site
  • Wear face coverings and gloves
  • Clean and disinfect project sites, including high-touch surfaces and tools frequently
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically

YELLOW

Home Repair

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene.

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Inquire if homes have symptomatic individuals and exercise caution
  • Monitor symptoms of employees
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a home
  • Wear face coverings and gloves, changing between each site
  • Disinfect tools after each site
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically
Construction, General Contractors, and Manufacturing

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene.

  • Follow all employer guidelines outlined HERE
  • Ensure nobody with symptoms enters a job site
  • Provide additional hand washing stations; wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a site
  • Wear face coverings and gloves
  • Clean and disinfect project sites, including high-touch surfaces and tools frequently
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically

GREEN

Home Repair

Refer to the General Guidelines for Employers.

Construction, General Contractors, and Manufacturing

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers outlined HERE.