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Salt Lake Chamber launches COVID-19 business recovery dashboard

Sep 22, 2020, 9:54 AM | Updated: 2:09 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Chamber has launched the free, online “Road to Recovery” dashboard to show how Utah is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The dashboard shows things like Utah’s unemployment rate, the number of restaurants currently open downtown, which businesses demonstrate improvements, and taxable retail sales. 

Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Derek Miller spoke with KSL-TV at the announcement of the dashboard. He feels more information will help more people. 

“What we really want is business owners to get data that they can use to guide their decisions. We, as a Chamber of Commerce, want to have that data so we can advocate for policies that are going to help with our economic recovery,” Miller said. 

He also hopes it makes shoppers feel more comfortable going to stores again. 

“So, it’s one thing for a business to be safe, to have its doors open. But it’s another thing for that consumer to feel safe and to walk through those doors. So, we want to increase consumer confidence, which we know will help us in our economic recovery,” Miller said. 

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States.

The dashboard was funded by $100,000 in donations from Chamber members.


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, 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

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

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

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