Salt Lake County Closing Libraries, Seniors Centers & Other Facilities Due To Virus Worries
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Salt Lake County officials said several county facilities will close Friday amid concerns of the coronavirus outbreak.
County senior centers, recreation centers, libraries, arts and cultural facilities, the equestrian center and the Clark Planetarium will close Friday, March 13, until further notice.
“Although there are currently no active COVID-19 cases in Salt Lake County, the county is taking precautionary measures to prevent potential spread of the disease,” officials said.
Important message from Mayor Wilson on the closure of Salt Lake County facilities. pic.twitter.com/kNGarxC39t
— Salt Lake County (@SLCoGov) March 12, 2020
Earlier Thursday, Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox were joined by educational leaders to outline recommendations made by Utah’s COVID-19 Community Task Force.
Among those recommendations was canceling gathering of 100 people or more, beginning Monday. Salt Lake County officials will implement that recommendation beginning Friday.
A full list of closures will be available here in the near future.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as new information becomes available.
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