Summit County, Utah (July 30, 2021) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released new recommendations regarding masks given recent data on the increased transmission of the B.1.617.2 (Delta) COVID-19 variant, which is the predominant COVID strain globally. The CDC recommends people, even those who are fully vaccinated, wear masks in public indoor settings. 

The Summit County Health Department supports the use of face coverings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. Individuals and families are encouraged to evaluate their individual situations and determine their best course of action moving forward. 

While case counts and positivity rates remain relatively low in Summit County, we are continually monitoring data and considering all potential measures to mitigate COVID-19 spread as allowed by current legislation. Current legislation severely limits the ability of the Summit County Health Department to issue COVID-19-related health orders, including those regarding face coverings.  

We are proud of Summit County’s high vaccination rate. To date, 87% of persons in Summit County who are eligible to receive the vaccine have completed one dose and 78% have been fully vaccinated. COVID-19 is now almost exclusively a pandemic among the unvaccinated. Therefore, we urge those who have not been vaccinated to do so. 

The Summit County Health Department offers vaccines at their department offices located in Park City, Coalville and Kamas. Vaccines are also available at most local pharmacies and at Wasatch Pediatrics, located at 750 Round Valley Dr #102, Park City, UT.