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COVID-19 Updates

On March 11, 2020 the COVID-19 outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The following information has been put together to help you know the policies various local agencies have in place to help mitigate the spread along with links to get the latest updates and guidance. 

Current Salt Lake County Status (8/31/2021)

Transmission Index Level


In order to move to the "low" transmission rate we must see a sustained 7-day positive rate at or under under 5.0% and a 14-day case rate per 100k below 101 in accordance with state requirements.

Current 7-Day % Positivity Test Rate:


Utah State Transmission Rate
Index Factors - 7-Day average positive rate:

  • High - 14% or higher
  • Moderate - 6% - 13.99%
  • Low - 5.99% or lower

14-Day Case Rate per 100K Persons:

486.9 cases per 100K persons

Utah State Transmission Rate
Index Factors - 14-day case rate:

  • High - Equals or exceeds 325/100K persons
  • Moderate - 101 to less than 325/100K persons
  • Low - Less than 101/100K persons

Salt Lake City

July 28, 2021- Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued an executive order requiring vaccinated and unvaccinated City employees and members of the public to wear a mask inside City facilities. Get complete details and exceptions on the Salt Lake City website

Salt Lake County

It was announced on April 7, 2021 that when the Utah state mask mandate ends on April 10 that Salt Lake County will not be extending its mask mandate. However on Aug 30, 2021 Mayor Jenny Wilson announced that everyone entering the government center must wear a mask in addition to a prior announcement that all Salt Lake County employees are required to wear face coverings when in public areas of county facilities. Businesses may still require a mask and many businesses in the area have said they will. Please follow any signage at individual businesses. You can find more information on the Salt Lake County website

Current Salt Lake County Health Order - with links to all COVID-19 related health orders in Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County COVID-19 Data Dashboard - infection statistics and hospitalization numbers

Salt Palace Convention Center

  • Face coverings and social distancing will no longer be required for those fully vaccinated.  We encourage those who have yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and those 12 years of age and younger (not yet eligible for the vaccine), to continue to wear a face covering while inside our facility. 

  • Private groups renting the facility can set more restrictive policies regarding masks and social distancing.

  • Contact tracing is no longer required

  • Symptom check sheets are no longer required

  • Self-reporting by athletes is no longer required

State of Utah

Current State and Local Health Directives - Utah's current vaccine qualification guidelines include anyone over the age of 16.

Utah's Data Dashboard - case counts and other statistics on COVID-19 from the State of Utah

Utah's Health Guidance Levels - find out current levels for each county along with the required and recommended actions for individuals and businesses for each level 

Get the Latest News and Updates on COVID-19 from the State of Utah, including information on vaccines, the impact of masks, and how businesses can help customers and employees remain healthy

Utah's COVID-19 Trip Planner - Utah has no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements if you are healthy and visiting from another state, though you may have return restrictions. The agencies that manage Utah’s outdoor recreation are committed to keeping public lands open while protecting visitors and staff. 

Traveler Guidance - information to consider for safe travel to Utah

Responsible Recreation - ideas to consider for your travel to Utah and how to keep destinations Forever Mighty

Utah Travel Industry COVID-19 Toolkit

United States

General travel guidance from the CDC

United States (and worldwide) Data and Statistics on COVID-19

Business information and Guidance

There are many questions about how to re-open and what is required of businesses. Visit Salt Lake is working with ResPro to provide this guide on Prevention Guidelines and Best Practices for COVID-19: Phased Opening Guidelines for the Visitor Economy updated 06/15/2020  

This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated here as it becomes available.



Devastating circumstances require resourcefulness, optimism and generosity. As the tourism industry has been devastated by COVID-19 and the sacrifices it has required from all of us to keep our families, employees, communities and visitors safe, they have come together to offer initiatives to keep people well fed and inspired. Here is a sample of the ones in Salt Lake County.

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