Summit, Wasatch Counties Approved For ‘Yellow’ Risk Status
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Summit and Wasatch Counties have been moved to a “Yellow Health Risk” status, effective immediately after an order issued by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.
The two counties had been left at an orange “moderate” risk level when most of the state made the switch Saturday.
Lingering hot spots and positive coronavirus tests in the two counties along the Wasatch Back compelled state leaders to wait.
The order was issued to remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 29.
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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.
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