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What Does It Mean To Move From Yellow Risk To Orange Risk?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday announced that the cities of Provo and Orem would be moved from yellow to orange following a spike in new COVID-19 cases in the area.

That change, along with mask mandate for Utah County, went into effect Wednesday.

Here’s what’s going to change for Provo and Orem as they move from the yellow, or low-risk, level back to orange, or moderate risk.

The cap on social gatherings is 20, which is down from 50 in the yellow phase.

Residents are asked to stay home more frequently and be vigilant about keeping a 6-foot distance from people in other households.

Children should not have in-person playdates or activities where they will be in close contact with other children, and they should no play on public playgrounds.

Hospital visits should be limited, and people should not visit nursing homes or other residential care facilities.

Businesses can be open — including dine-in service at restaurants. However, strict precautions must be in place.

People who can work from home should do so.

Click here for a detailed list of the state’s color-coded system. 

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