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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 follows restrictions based on a transmission index with guidelines by county. Salt Lake, as the most populous county in the state, is currently in moderate level of transmission. The mask mandate for the state of Utah expires on April 10, 2021, but will continue in Salt Lake City. If you are traveling to Utah from another U.S. state, there are currently no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements if you are healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Are masks required?

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Yes, until April 10, 2021 masks are required in the State of Utah. After that date, Salt Lake City has announced that the mask mandate will remain in place. The CDC recommendation is that face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth should be worn in public areas where consistent social distancing of at least six feet is not possible, reasonable, or prudent. 

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Do restaurants have dine-in available?

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Most restaurants are open, with takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery options. Many establishments have dine-in or patio services, but are following the health precaution guidelines set by the State of Utah. By state mandate, masks must be worn in restaurants and bars unless eating, and individuals may not eat or drink within 6 feet of an individual from a separate household while at a bar or restaurant. 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.

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Which restaurants are offering takeout or delivery?

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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.

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Which restaurants have outdoor dining?

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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.

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Are hotels taking reservations?

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Yes, hotels 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.

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Are the pools and fitness centers open at hotels?

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Hotel pools and fitness centers are allowed to open following state and county health guidelines. Check with individual hotels as to their status.

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What attractions are open in Salt Lake City?

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Most of Salt Lake's attractions are open with safety protocols in place. All require face masks, physical distancing from people not in your household, and staying home if individuals are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, per state mandate. Check with each individual attraction to verify. For websites and contact information, search attractions here.

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Do attractions require reservations?

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Some attractions are limiting the number of admissions and are requiring reservations. Check with each individual attraction to verify their procedure. For websites and contact information, search attractions here.

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Are masks required at attractions?

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All attractions and businesses require face masks, physical distancing from people not in your household, and staying home if individuals are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, per state mandate.

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Are spas & salons open in Salt Lake City?

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Spas and salons are allowed to open if they follow the state mandate for face masks, physical distancing, and staying home if sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Check with each individual business to verify. For websites and contact information, search spas and salons search spas and salons here.

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Are stores open for shopping in Salt Lake City?

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Most of Salt Lake's stores are open with safety protocols in place. All require face masks, physical distancing from people not in your household, and staying home if individuals are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, per state mandate. Check with each individual store to verify. For websites and contact information, search shopping here.

Other questions relating to travel to Utah can be answered on Utah state’s Coronavirus FAQ page under the Travel section.

 

What's Open

Restaurants

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

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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