NEWS - "Local COVID-19 update - April 1, 2020"

BOX ELDER COUNTY – By Cari Doutre

A complied and updated list of local information, closures, statistics and more during the COVID-19 shutdown as of April 1, 2020.

For more updates, corrections or to add information, email us at: valleyheadliner@gmail.com


COVID-19 STATISTICS AS OF APRIL 1, 2020:

* Sixteen (16) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bear River Health Department’s district

* Nine (9) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Box Elder County

* Seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cache County

* A total of 1,012 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Utah

* Seven (7) COVID-19 related deaths in Utah

coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts


BEAR RIVER HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S TREMONTON LOCATION TEMPORARILY CLOSED:

In a press release dated March 31, The Bear River Health Department announced the temporary closure of their Tremonton office, located at 440 W. 600 N., Tremonton, effective April 1.

“To best utilize our staff and resources in response to COVID-19, the health department will temporarily close our Tremonton location,” the press release stated.



“UTAH LEADS TOGETHER” PLAN RELEASED BY UTAH GOVERNOR GARY HERBERT:

The Utah Leads Together economic response plan, announced on March 24, 2020, gives structure and order in several phases.

The plan includes three phases of response: urgent, stabilization, and recovery. These phases are to help businesses balance the health of employees while planning imperatives vital for continuing operations.

For a complete look at Herbert’s plan, click on the link here:

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/the-utah-leads-together-plan/


GOVERNOR HERBERT ANNOUNCES DIRECTIVES FOR INDIVIDUALS:

On March 27, 2020, the following order was issued by Governor Herbert with the following directives in place until 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020.

A few of those directives include:

* Stay at home as much as possible.

* Work from home whenever possible.

* Encourage socializing by phone and video chats.

* Self-quarantine for 14 days after traveling or being exposed to an individual presenting symptoms of illness consistent with COVID-19.

Engage in appropriate social distancing, including:

* Maintaining a 6-foot distance at all times from other individuals when in public;

* Not shaking hands with other individuals;

* Not visiting friends or family without urgent need;

* Not attending any gathering of any number of people, except for members of the same household or residence.

Children:

1. Do not attend school outside the home.

2. Do not arrange or participate in in-person playdates or similar activities.

3. Do not allow children on public playground equipment.

Time Spent Outside:

1. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet away from another person at all times while outside.

2. Exercise outside while maintaining 6-foot distance from another person and without touching common areas.

3. Do not congregate at trailheads and other outdoor spaces.

4. Do not travel to, or participate in activities at, any of the following locations:

1. places of public amusement or public activity;

2. public swimming pools; or

3. gyms, and fitness centers.

Recreational and Outdoor Activities and Parks:

1. Remain at least six feet apart from individuals from other households while engaging in outdoor activities (e.g., walking, hiking, running, biking, driving for pleasure, hunting, or fishing).

2. Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces.

3. Do not engage in close-contact or team sports.

4. Do not go to or engage in activities at a state park located outside the county in which you reside (the availability of national parks will be determined in consultation with the National Park Service and the county in which the park is located).

For a complete look at Herbert’s directive, click on the link here:

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/full-text-governors-stay-home-stay-safe-directive/


BEAR RIVER HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES A PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER:

On March 28, the Bear River Health Department passed a public health order supporting Governor Herbert’s directives.

For a complete look at that public health order, click on the link here:

https://brhd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Amended-Public-Health-Order-March-30-2020.pdf