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COVID-19 Updates

For anyone coming to Salt Lake, we hope to answer concerns you might have regarding what is open, ideas for things to do while you’re here, and safety protocols/travel restrictions.

Current Status/Travel Restrictions

Utah has a new transmission index with guidelines by county. Salt Lake, as the most populous county in the state, is considered in high level of transmission. Salt Lake County has a mandatory mask rule in place. If you are traveling to Utah from another U.S. state, there are currently no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements if you are healthy. Other questions relating to travel to Utah can be answered on Utah state’s Coronavirus FAQ page under the Travel section.


Salt Lake Bound = Freedom Found

Freedom comes in all shapes and sizes in Salt Lake. It might be traveling to see a lifelong friend. Or maybe it’s enjoying lunch or dinner at an outdoor café with stunning mountain and city views. 

Whatever version of freedom fits your comfort level, we have some FREE offers to help plan your perfect escape to Utah’s spacious capital city and all it has to offer.

What's Open


Most restaurants are open, with takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery options. Many establishments have dine-in or patio services, but are following strict health precaution guidelines

Salt Lake City recently expanded regulations to allow restaurants and bars to create more or grow existing outside dining areas in off-street parking and private yards.

You can search for restaurants by cuisine and location and see their websites for specific information on our site or the SLC Downtown Alliance lists restaurants all on one page with their status.


Hotels and their pools are open and are required to follow state and county health guidelines.

Search hotels in Salt Lake by location or type on our website and find links for their websites and specific information.

Things to Do

Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass

The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass is the best way to gain access to Salt Lake’s most notable and fascinating attractions - and here are each of the venues’ status updates and safety restrictions.

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Attractions & Historic Sites

Most attractions in Salt Lake are open with masks required and social distancing policies in place, including zoos, gardens, theme and water parks, Olympic venues, and historic sites. Search through our Salt Lake offerings to check individual attraction’s web pages for up-to-date information.
Please note that most attractions on Temple Square are closed due to renovation. 

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Open Spaces

Salt Lake is set in an area of great natural beauty, and as such is perfect for vacation activities in wide open spaces, allowing for safe social distancing.

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Parks & Trails

With many city green spaces, neighborhood parks, and hiking/biking trails that lead through the local mountains and canyons, getting outside and seeing nature up close is perfect for a get away vacation. Safety protocols are still recommended for keeping safe distances and wearing masks when social distancing is not possible.

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State & National Parks

There are over 60 national and state parks within a few hours drive of Salt Lake, making it a perfect place to jump off for a socially distanced get away in beautiful locales. Be sure to read through the current COVID-19 information for Utah’s National Parks or the most updated information for Utah’s State Parks before you go. 

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