Salt Lake County mayor statement: New health orders may be issued

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson. Image: slco.org/mayor/about-mayor-wilson

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, March 25, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson announced Wednesday that new health orders may be forthcoming.

Wilson did not say what those orders may be. Read her entire statement below:

Ten days ago, I formed a Unified Command to respond to COVID-19 in Salt Lake County. It is essential that decisions so greatly affecting the lives and livelihood of county residents are based on solid data. We need to know to what degree social distancing and other measures have been effective; with COVID-19’s incubation period, the turnaround time for testing, and the time necessary to aggregate and analyze data, we planned to have validated data for Salt Lake County 14–21 days after we saw infections locally.

With our first case of COVID-19 in Utah 19 days ago, we are now evaluating the virus’s impacts and modeling its potential spread in relation to our available medical supplies so we have a strong, data-driven platform for making critical decisions about potentially modifying health orders and recommendations.

Salt Lake County’s Unified Command — SLCo Health Department Executive Director Gary Edwards, SLCo Emergency Management Division Chief Clint Mecham, and I — continue to convene our senior leadership team and health experts to advise us, through evidence-based practices, what our next steps should be to best protect the residents of Salt Lake County.

We will be in touch with media to provide more complete direction to county residents as soon as information is available.

Gephardt Daily will have information on new orders as soon as details are released.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. My husband Bryce Taylor and I appreciate all you are doing for us. I’m sorry to say Morgan Jewelers where I work is closed temporarily where I work. Were all on Furlough..We want to work….But am doing the best to keep prayerful and hopeful we also understand.We just need to get paid A.S.A.P for our bills! Nate Morgan and his family have been good employees treating us very well….We are a family here. .We need to keep them afloat! Im concerned about our personal needs like Rent due April1st at River Oaks Apartments, Car payment, Food, gas, ect! What about my car loan with Tim Dale Nissan with America 1st bank due April 10th.. ? Will these things pass before eviction notices and repos for other people happen? Thank you, Sheri Taylor

  2. Why are they not shutting Utah down. This is ridiculous. My husband still goes to work and if he comes home with it I will be dead I have severe lung problems.

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