Based on metrics established by the statewide COVID-19 Transmission Index, Summit County moved to the High Risk Level designation today, October 22, 2020. The announcement was made during a press conference with the Utah Department of Health and Governor Gary Herbert.
Key points during High Risk Transmission:
- Social gatherings of 10 or fewer are permitted.
- Masks are required under the existing Face-Covering Ordinance in Summit County
- Restaurants & Bars: 6 feet between parties at all times (including waiting areas and when seated)
- Any establishment that allows public gathering, such as live events, movie theatres, sporting events, weddings, recreation and entertainment.
- 6 feet physical distancing between household groups
- Exception to 6 feet physical distancing between household groups can be requested through county executives in consultation with the local health officer. Exceptions may be reviewed every 14 days. Due to the high risk of transmission in this level, exceptions will be rare and are strongly discouraged.
- When does a county change levels?
- Changes from a higher transmission level to a lower transmission level may occur every 14 days at minimum, when thresholds are met.
Learn more about the COVID-19 Transmission Index and the High Risk level: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels/