Utah Governor Extends ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ Directive Through April
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Governor Gary Herbert has extended his Stay Safe, Stay Home directive through the end of April to help in the effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
The directive was first issued for two weeks, on March 27. Herbert said the decision would be reevaluated after the two weeks.
He made the announcement of the extension at the his daily briefing Thursday with the Utah Department of Health.
We're grateful to everyone who is following the state #StaySafe #StayHome Directive. We are seeing promising results from your efforts to stay home and eliminate unnecessary travel. I'm announcing today that this directive will remain in place through the end of the month.
— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) April 9, 2020
With Easter weekend coming up, Herbert asked Utahns to refrain from gatherings with family and friends to celebrate the holiday. He said continuing to stay home and away from others would help limit the spread of coronavirus.
The governor also invited Utahns of all faiths to participate in the global fast requested by President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Stay Safe, #StayHome directive is in place, even during spring break and Easter weekend. Please stay home whenever possible. https://t.co/Kyh6mAqssK pic.twitter.com/6Z3UFwLKwb
— Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force (@UtahCoronavirus) April 9, 2020
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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.
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 services 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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