In a travel advisory issued March 15, 2020, TriCounty Health advised against traveling outside of the Uintah Basin to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This advisory has now been amended effective May 16, 2020. The amendment no longer advises against travel within the state but does advise the public to continue adhere to current health guidelines while traveling. The amendment also discourages out-of-state travel and recommends those who travel to high-risk areas, quarantine themselves for 14 days after returning.
“We ask residents to strongly reconsider any travel that would unnecessarily take them into areas with widespread community transmission of COVID-19.” TriCounty Health stated in their press release.
This amendment was put in place due to the changing situation with COVID-19. TriCounty Health stated that the advisory serves to limit unnecessary exposure to COVID-19 and may help to slow the spread of the virus within the Uintah Basin, as well as the state.