As COVID-19 continues it’s spread, many states and counties, including Utah’s Summit County, have ordered their residents to stay at home. As similar order has been issued to the Uintah, Daggett, and Duchesne counties as of April 2 at 12 a.m. ordered by the areas primary health authority, TriCounty Health.
“If our communities will come together and abide by this order we can collectively slow the spread of COVID-19,” TriCounty Health Officer Jordan Mathis, said. “Slowing the spread of COVID-19 is the most critical component in our fight against this disease.”
The order will refer inhabitants of these counties to remain quarantined for 14 days after coming into contact with individuals with symptoms, limit themselves to contact with close family members and limit leaving home as much as possible.
The order will also include the limiting of activities such as attending any kind of school, dining out, arranging playdates for children, not allowing children to use public playground equipment and to avoid gyms, dancing studios, pools, theatres, and public places used for amusement.
“If we can slow its spread we can preserve our limited healthcare resources to successfully treat those individuals who become severely impacted by this disease,” Mathis continued, “All of these efforts add up to lives saved, but we all have to do our part.”
This order is based on Gov. Herbert’s directive “Stay Safe, Stay Home” and will be in place until health officials have given the green light to relinquish it.