Officials Issue Voluntary Travel Advisory For Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah Counties
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials on Monday issued a voluntary travel advisory for residents of Dagget, Duchesne and Uintah counties, according to a statement from the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office.
The advisory is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.
The TriCounty Health Department is encouraging residents to restrict all non-essential travel outside their community, according to the DCSO statement.
“In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state, we are asking residents to strongly reconsider any recreational, leisure, and non-essential work-related travel that will take them outside of our communities,” TriCounty Health Officer Jordan Mathis said.
Mathis said there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the three counties at this time.
“We are asking residents to continue to take reasonable measures to keep it that way as long as possible,” he said.
“Compliance with this advisory will aid our statewide efforts to limit the speed of the spread of virus and prevent our local and state healthcare resources from becoming overburdened,” he added.
According to the Utah Department of Health, there were 28 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state as of Monday morning. Twenty-one of those patients are Utah residents.
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How Do I Prevent It?
The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:
- Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
The CDC does not recommend wearing a face mask respirator to protect yourself from coronavirus unless a healthcare professional recommends it.
How To Get Help
If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, you can contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth service through your healthcare providers.
If you see evidence of PRICE GOUGING, the Utah Attorney General’s Office wants you to report it. Common items in question include toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, certain household cleaners, and even cold medicine and baby formula. Authorities are asking anyone who sees price gouging to report it to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 800-721-7233. The division can also be reached by email at email@example.com.
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