COVID-19 Information and Updates


(Information about the Task Force and its subcommittees, as well as local help for Food, Shelter, Assistance Programs and Businesses)
Grand County COVID-19 Community Task Force Website  

Business resources

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Protocols for Businesses
The recent Southeast Utah Health Department Order includes the following general protocols. Businesses are encouraged to consult CDC and OSHA guidelines for more comprehensive information about operating safely.

  • Implement social distancing (six feet) measures in communal areas of the establishment.
  • Staff who have to take cash or credit cards are encouraged to use cleansing measures, including best practices issued by the CDC, between transactions. Cash transactions are discouraged, but not prohibited.
  •  Management must ensure, on a daily basis, that no employee who presents symptoms of illness will be permitted to work.
  • Members, guests, patrons, or customers who present symptoms of illness shall be excluded from the establishment.
  • Management shall post signage approved by the CDC which advises patrons of COVID-19 protocols.


The Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) offices are closed to the public but workers are conducting business and providing help during regular business hours. The agency strongly encourages people to use its telephone and online tools as much as possible, including live online chat during business hours.

DWS provides information and assistance for a variety of needs including:

  • Unemployment
  • Food Assistance
  • Child Care
  • Energy Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • Rent and Eviction Information

For complete information and instructions visit the 
DWS Website


A list of businesses and grocery stores that are open, and restaurants that are providing takeout or delivery service.
Information compiled by the Moab Area Travel Council. 
Moab Local Updates

CDC Coronaviurs Fact Sheet

Dec. 18, 2020

In October, Gov. Gary Herbert announced the COVID-19 Transmission Index for all counties in the state. All counties are now ranked in one of three transmission levels: High, Moderate, or Low.  These levels are based on 
                     ● COVID test positivity rate 
                     ● Case count &
                     ● ICU utilization

Complete details about the transmission index, COVID-19 testing, vaccine timelines for the state and Utah Department of Health safety guidelines are available HERE

Read the most recent Utah Public Health Order

Grand County is in the "High" Transmission Level

Under the High Transmission Level designation:

  • Limiting social gathering is encouraged.
  • Masks are required.
  • Masks must be worn in public indoor and outdoor settings; this includes both employees and patrons.  
  • Physical distancing between household groups where feasible, even at social gatherings is strongly recommended.
  • Stay home when sick.
    If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please get tested and quarantine according to public health department requirements.
  • Businesses remain open but must follow the state High Transmission Index guidelines for businesses. Read the complete business manual at the Utah Coronavirus website.

COVID-19 Health Guidance Information From the Utah Department of Health

What Does This Mean for Moab & Grand County?

is in place in Grand County and the city of Moab

through March 2, 2021.  

View the most recent Public Health order

Local Mask Violation Enforcement Efforts and Civil Penalties for Violations
Read the Grand County news release.

COVID-19 Mask Mandate & Business Compliance
More information on filing a non-compliance complaint.

Wearing a face covering correctly is one of the easiest things everyone can do to help Moab community members, local businesses, and visitors during this challenging time. 

Please wear a mask -- if not for yourself, then for the health and safety of others.

Utah Labor Commission Issues Emergency Face Mask Rule and Link to File Non-Compliance Complaints

The Utah Labor Commission (via the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards), issued an emergency rule on Nov. 9, 2020, that will last for at least the next 120 days.

View The UOSH Rule

The Labor Commission will also accept and investigate reports of non-compliance, which can be filed through their website.

File A Complaint

For more information: 
Southeast Utah Health Department website or Utah's COVID-19 Updates 

City of Moab Update
November 2020

Most City of Moab facilities will stay closed to the public as long as Grand County remains in the high transmission level.

To protect the health and safety of the public and Moab City staff, City Hall, the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC), the Moab Public Works office and the City Wastewater Treatment Plant will be closed to the public as long as Grand County remains listed as "High" transmission status. Tenants at the MARC will still have access however masks must be worn at all times. A decision regarding re-opening will be carefully evaluated based on the COVID-19 situation as Nov. 6 approaches.

The Center Street Gym is also closed to the public. Winter sports have been canceled, and the gym and sports facilities are no longer available to rent.  

The Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center (MRAC) will remain open and City staff must wear masks at all times. Customers must wear masks at all times except when in the pool or the fitness center. Lifeguards are required to wear masks at all times, except when on the pool deck and on duty. Social distancing will be required in the MRAC. 

Gov. Gary Herbert has placed Grand County in the “high transmission” category due to a spike in local COVID-19 cases. Additionally, City staff have seen a rise in COVID-19 cases and exposures at City Hall and other City facilities. Out of an abundance of caution, City of Moab Administration has determined that temporary closure of these buildings is in the best interest of the community.

Watch for updates on the City of Moab website, Facebook page, and other social media.

Please note:
Moab City Council meetings will continue to be conducted electronically at this time. "Citizens To Be Heard comments may be submitted by email -- the link will be available in each meeting agenda through our Agenda Center. These meetings can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel.

During the building closures, the City will continue to conduct business. A limited number of employees will be working at City Hall and the remainder will telecommute during the building closures. 

 For assistance, please call the appropriate number listed below:

  • Administration- 435-259-5121 (please listen for options)
  • Business Licensing – 435-259-5123
  • Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash) - 435-259-5123
  • Communications-435-260-7027
  • Code Compliance-435-259-5129 option 4
  • Police- 435-259-8115 (Dispatch)
  • Animal Shelter-435-259-0199
  • Planning- 435-259-5129

  • Engineering-435-259-4941
  • Recorder-435-259-2683
  • Treasurer-435-259-5123
  • Finance- 435-259-5121 ext. 830
  • Building Inspection-435-259-5129 option 1
  • Public Works-435-259-7485
  • MRAC-435-259-8226
  • Recreation-435-259-2255
  • MARC-435-259-6272
  • Film Commission - 435-259-4341


This video has great information about "physical distancing" aka "social distancing" (along with some history of the difference this practice made during the 1918-1920 flu pandemic. 

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Remember: Keep at least 6 feet between you and others to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Feeling ill? Think you might have COVID-19?
Moab Regional Hospital has set up a 24/7 Coronavirus Hotline - 435-719-3998. The Hotline is staffed by a hospital nurse. If you believe you may have COVID-19, please call the MRH Hotline before going to the hospital.

These useful guidelines can help you determine whether your symptoms might be flu or COVID-19:

GRAPHIC.MRH Guidelines, 03.09.20 - FLYER

Other COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control  (CDC): Website

World Health Organization: Website

Utah Coronavirus Task Force: Website

Utah Department of Health: Website

Southeast Utah Health Department: Website

Moab Regional Hospital: Website; Facebook

The City of Moab: Website; Facebook; Twitter; Instagram  

Grand County COVID-19 Task Force: Facebook

Grand County Community & Economic Development:
Resources for businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 situation.
Facebook; Website

Track COVID-19 across the globe:
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map