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.

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