COVID-19 Information and Updates
COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES
I’m worried about my neighbor.
How can I help?
If you haven’t already, make sure you have your neighbors’ contact information so you can call, text or email them. Talk with them about emergency planning, whether anyone in the household has unique needs like essential prescriptions or medical care, and how you might be able to help one another should this situation escalate.
If you are able to assist a neighbor who needs help during this time, print and use this form to let them know all the ways in which you are able to help them:
COMPLETE COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION
(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
Grand County Community & Economic Development:
Resources for businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 situation.
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:
- Food Assistance
- Child Care
- Energy Assistance
- Medical Assistance
- Rent and Eviction Information
For complete information and instructions visit the
MOAB LOCAL UPDATES
A list of businesses and grocery stores that are open, and restaurants that are providing takeout or delivery service.
Safety Information for businesses
Protocols for Businesses
The recent Southeast Utah Health Department Orde 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.
May 1, 2020
Moab and Grand County businesses will begin a phased reopening on Friday, May 1, 2020. The order and outlined requirements remain in place until May 29, 2020.
The Southeast Utah Health Department issued a revised health order on April 30. The order allows businesses, including lodging to begin reopening while following stringent health and safety guidelines.
Guidelines of Note:
- Depending on their size, most lodging establishments will have limited room capacity.
- Restaurants may reopen dining rooms while adhering to strict social distancing and sanitation guidelines.
- Employees at all businesses are required to wear face masks.
- Visitors and local residents are strongly encouraged to wear face masks while indoors, in public places and when unable to socially distance outside.
- Businesses may refuse service to customers who are not wearing face masks.
Camping restrictions remain in place
"In Grand County, all campgrounds on public lands shall remain closed. All dispersed camping areas on public lands shall remain closed, except for Essential Workers and Primary Residents of Grand County, Utah, Spanish Valley, Utah, and Green River, Utah," the revised health order states.
City of Moab facilities are closed to the public until further notice in response to the threat of COVID-19.
Read the full news release
The City will continue to conduct business. Call the appropriate number listed below if you need to do business with the City:
Moab City has declared a
State of Local Emergency
Read the full news release
- Will the City continue to conduct business?
- Where can I find more information?
- Should residents be concerned about COVID-19?
- Are City Parks still open?
- If I think I have contracted COVID-19, what should I do? How do I get tested?
- Should I stay home from my community event or public gathering
- What happens now that we have cases of COVID-19 in Utah?
- Do I need to buy a face mask?
- Should Moab City residents be concerned about COVID-19?
& HOW IT WORKS
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.
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?
CALL BEFORE YOU GO
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:
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
Grand County COVID-19 Task Force: Facebook
Track COVID-19 across the globe:
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map