For anyone coming to Salt Lake, we hope to answer concerns or questions you might have, give ideas for things to do while you’re here, address any meeting or convention udpates and safety protocols/travel restrictions.
Current Status/Travel Restrictions
Utah now uses the CDC Community Levels tool to help everyone identify when a community is facing low, moderate, or high risk from COVID-19. Since the tool uses counties, here are some of the Utah counties and the cities in them to help you:
- Salt Lake County: All of the cities featured in our neighborhoods
- Summit County - Park City, Kamas
- Wasatch County - Heber, Midway
- Utah County - Provo, Orem, Springville
- Weber County - Bountiful, Antelope Island (Great Salt Lake)
- Davis County - Ogden
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
Are masks required?
No, however some locations and businesses may require a mask be worn on their premises. There is no current mandate from the state of Utah or Salt Lake county. Please have a mask available and follow signage for those places that may require one.
The Salt Lake County Health Director recommends, regardless of vaccination status or past COVID-19 infection, to wear well-fitting masks when indoors (or queueing outdoors) in public. For optimal protection, Dr. Dunn recommends wearing respirators, such as KN95s, instead of cloth masks, if possible.Read More
Do restaurants have dine-in available?
Most restaurants are open, with takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery options. Many establishments have dine-in or patio services and are following the health precaution guidelines set by the State of Utah. 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.
Which restaurants are offering takeout or delivery?
Which restaurants have outdoor dining?
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.
Are hotels taking reservations?
Are the pools and fitness centers open at hotels?
What attractions are open in Salt Lake City?
Most of Salt Lake's attractions are open with safety protocols in place. Face masks may be required at some locations along with other safety measures like 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. Check with each individual attraction to verify what their policies are. For websites and contact information, search attractions here.
Do attractions require reservations?
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.
Are masks required at attractions?
Many 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. Please follow signage and guidelines at individual attractions and businesses.
The Salt Lake County Health Director, Dr. Dunn, recommends wearing respirators, such as KN95s, instead of cloth masks, if possible.
Are spas & salons open in Salt Lake City?
Spas and salons are open. Some may require 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.
Are stores open for shopping in Salt Lake City?
Most of Salt Lake's stores are open with safety protocols in place. Some may 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. Check with each individual store to verify. For websites and contact information, search shopping here.
Where can I get a COVID-19 test?
We understand that many places require a COVID-19 test within a couple of days or less before you can travel back to that location. The State of Utah has a comprehensive list of available testing sites
To make sure that the test you take meets your requirements, please check the guidelines for your location and then call the testing site(s) you are interested in using. They can verify what kind of test(s) they offer and how long it will take for the results to be available.Find COVID-19 testing locations
Other questions relating to travel to Utah can be answered on Utah state’s Coronavirus FAQ page under the Travel section.
If you're looking for outdoor opportunities, Salt Lake is the right place. We have trails, parks and outdoor attractions ready to meet your comfort levels.
Attendee health and safety is a priority to everyone in Salt Lake County. Operations at the airport, hotels and convention center are all in compliance with the health department guidelines. Over 120 restaurants and bars are offering take-out or dine in service, and ordinances are being eased to allow additional outdoor seating. Movie theaters are open with social distancing parameters, and the hotels are experiencing a continual rise in occupancy. The team at Visit Salt Lake can offer multi-venue and outdoor options for social distancing with livestream to ensure your needs are met.
With the most recent updates from the State and County, The Salt Palace Convention Center and Mountain America Exposition Center are working to update guidelines to be in line with the current status. Because Covid-19 mitigation efforts continue to change and remain fluid in nature you will find the latest updates on this live document.
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s STAR credential is becoming the industry’s standard when it comes to keeping your attendees safe. Visit Salt Lake is working with the GBAC to certify the airport, major hotels, arenas and meeting venues to make Salt Lake the world’s safest destination in the face of the pandemic.
From the moment you check in to when you reach the baggage claim, you will experience a new standard of care. Our Delta CareStandard focuses on keeping surfaces clean, giving you more space, and offering safer service and personal care at every point in your journey. So when you’re ready to fly, know that a safer, cleaner, and more flexible experience is waiting.
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