Data collected and reviewed for Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett Counties regarding COVID-19 has prompted TriCounty Health to send a low-risk designation request to the Governor. If the variance is confirmed, the TriCounty Health District would move from the orange (moderate-risk) phase to the yellow (low-risk) phase. The TriCounty Board of Health voted unanimously on Monday, May 11th to send the request to Governor Gary Herbert, a decision that was also supported by each county commission.
“It is the responsibility of every citizen in Uintah, Daggett and Duchesne counties to remain vigilant in following all the health and safety guidelines as we move to the yellow phase of the Utah Leads Together plan,” TriCounty Health Officer, Jordan Mathis said. “Everyone’s actions are vital to ensure we can continue to move toward Green, and don’t have to move back into Orange.”
Details of what it would mean to move from Orange to Yellow and the corresponding guidelines can be found at coronavirus.utah.gov. It is anticipated that the change will not be confirmed until Friday, May 15.