Davis County Stay-At-Home Order Now In Place
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Davis County’s stay-at-home order is now officially in effect.
The county is the third in Utah to issue an official “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order.
As with Salt Lake and Summit counties, Davis County residents must stay home except for certain essential activities.
Essential activities include tasks that are “deemed necessary for the health, safety, and well-being of an individual, their family, household members, or pets,” according to the order. “… These activities may include obtaining medical supplies or medication, seeking emergency services, or visiting a healthcare or behavioral healthcare professional.”
The county directive stated residents can leave home for those essential activities if “social distancing and hygiene standards are followed.”
“Avoiding close physical contact (social distancing) is the single most important thing everyone can do to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” according to a statement from the county. “Human-to-human contact is the most common way that a person with the virus can infect other people. To limit exposure, people should keep safe distances (at least 6 feet) from each other and avoid touching others.”
Non essential businesses and recreation areas will be temporarily closed. These include amusement parks, water parks, swimming pools, zoos, aquariums, movie theaters, gyms, salons, spas, tattoo parlors, and playgrounds, among others.
The public is also asked not to engage in close contact or team sports, and equipment sharing is discouraged.
“Recreational areas, including courts, dog parks, parks, trailheads, trails, and sports fields shall only be used while maintaining six feet of space between people,” according to the order.
All public and private gatherings of any number of people who are not part of a single household or living unit are prohibited under the county’s directive.
The order will be in place until May 1.
The Davis County Sheriff’s Office said deputies will first try to educate anyone who is breaking the rules. However, they will issue citations if necessary.
There are currently 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, 10 of which required hospitalization. There have been two deaths related to the virus. Health officials said nearly 31 percent of Davis County’s cases are related to community spread.
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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.
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