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Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued her fifth emergency proclamation stay-at-home order
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Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued her fifth emergency proclamation

Via Twitter, SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced her plans for a stay-at-home order. (Screen grab, Twitter)

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued her fifth emergency proclamation on Friday. This proclamation gives the force of law to  Governor Herberts Stay Safe Stay Home directive in Salt Lake City.

Mendenhall released a statement on Friday following the proclamation through her Twitter account.

 

Mendenhall said, “Every hour matters in our fight against this virus and we are thankful to have partners in Governor Herbert, Speaker Wilson, President Adams and County Mayor Jenny Wilson who are willing to collaborate and work together to take a step that will lessen this pandemic’s impact on our residents and our economy.”

“Similar to our efforts around air quality, Salt Lake City knows all too well that something like COVID-19 doesn’t recognize county lines or city boundaries, and in order to be truly successful in keeping our residents safe and our hospitals functioning, we must act in true partnership as a region and state,” she said.

Mendenhall also stated that there will be some additional restrictions with the state’s stay at home order and the city’s proclamation. If people are social distancing and already practicing appropriate precautions then their day-to-day lives will not see a big impact with these additional restrictions.

She said, “You can still go outside, exercise at parks, hike on trails and go to grocery stores. Many of the businesses that we rely on every day will still be accessible. The state’s action today, and my fifth proclamation, gives additional clarity on what is required — by both businesses and individuals — to truly flatten the curve.”

Any businesses that are not already following direct CDC guidelines to protect their employees and the general public should do so immediately.

“We are asking our residents to act with great care in this unprecedented time. Think not only about your own well-being but about your neighbor’s.”

Additional measures at the Salt Lake International Airport will be taken in accordance with this fifth emergency proclamation. Effective immediately, no person will be allowed inside the airport without an airport badge or an airline ticket. Also, drop-off and pickup must be done curbside or in the parking garage. All individuals other than travelers must remain inside their vehicles.

Further measures to verify the health of deplaning passengers may yet be put in place.

 

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How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

State of Utah:  https://coronavirus.utah.gov/

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States