Officials Turn Off Wireless Health Declaration Alerts Following Glitches
Apr 13, 2020, 2:01 PM | Updated: 9:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – State officials will no longer be sending mobile alerts asking for a health declaration from people driving into Utah.
The announcement was made during the state’s daily COVID-19 update on Monday. The state will no longer send the alerts due to a glitch that sent it to people who were not traveling, some of whom received the same alert multiple times.
The alerts were sent near nine points of entry across the state but problems were quickly reported in St. George, Uintah and Duchesne counties and near the Utah-Idaho state line.
While the mobile alerts have been turned off, signs will direct travelers coming into Utah to fill out the declaration online.
During the press conference, an alert from Salt Lake County officials was sent out to remind residents the county’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order has been extended to May 1.
Today’s Public Safety Alert was sent to remind residents of the extended May 1st order expiration, as the original “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order was set to expire today.
— SLCo Emergency Mngt. (@SLCoEmerMngt) April 13, 2020