Utah Issues Mask Mandate to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Utah Governor Gary Herbert recently addressed the State of Utah proclaiming a State of Emergency. The announcement included a statewide mask mandate due to the spread of COVID-19 with limited resources to combat the virus and provide critical care. Businesses, including restaurants and retailers, are still open in Layton City. Local business leaders are encouraged to monitor the Davis County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard for data specific to county lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases. The page is updated daily at approximately 3:00 p.m.

With the governor’s announcement and additional mandates, businesses are encouraged to enhance efforts to promote the Big 5:

  1. Wash or sanitize hands frequently
  2. Stay home when sick
  3. Wear face coverings at all times when with others outside of households
  4. Practice physical distancing when possible
  5. Clean and disinfect common touch surfaces often

Employees and customers are asked to wear a face mask indoors and outdoors anytime they are within six feet of someone they do not live with. This includes wearing a face mask during travel to and from school, at lunch off-campus and in other social situations.

The State of Utah has also provided an easy-to-read State of Emergency graphic and an eight-page document from Coronavirus.utah.gov to assist businesses regarding COVID-19.