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COVID-19 Public Announcement & Tooele City Press Release

Tooele City Operations during COVID-19

 

TOOELE CITY HALL:  City Hall is now open to the public.  We still encourage you to utilize our online resources.  If you need to contact us, please find us here.

 

Tooele City Library

VISIT TOOELELIBRARY.ORG FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOOELE CITY LIBRARY

Pratt Aquatic Center – Hours of Operation

Soft Opening – June 1, 2020 – No Public Swimming Hours at this Time 

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PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, PAVILIONS, AND FACILITIES:  As of May 16th when Tooele City and Tooele County move with most of the State of Utah to the Low Risk “Yellow” phase – parks, playgrounds, and pavilion reservations will be open.

PUBLIC MEETINGS:  Visit the City Council Page or the Planning Commission Page for updates.

SPECIAL EVENTS:  We will accept applications for special events at this time, but please note that we will not approve any permits for events that cannot comply with the advisories/guidelines/restrictions in place at the time.  If a permit can be issued, the $50 application fee will be required before the permit is issued.

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May 16, 2020 – Moving from Moderate Risk “Orange” to Low Risk “Yellow”:

Specific instructions and guidelines for individuals and businesses in the low risk phase (yellow) of the color-coded health guidance system are located below (coronavirus.utah.gov).

 

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From Governor Gary Herbert:

I am grateful to all Utahns who have worked so diligently to abide by the directives that have been in place as we turned the dial from Red, or High Risk, to Orange, or Moderate Risk.  We have been monitoring the data closely, and even as we opened up more parts of the economy and ramped up testing, we have seen a plateau in the incidence of the virus in most parts of the state.  After careful review of the data, I am prepared to announce that all but the following areas will move from Moderate Health Risk to Low Health Risk, or from Orange to Yellow, beginning Saturday, May 16 at 12:01 a.m.  The following areas will continue to be rated at Moderate Health Risks: Grand County, Summit County, Wasatch County, Salt Lake City, and West Valley City.  We are eager to see a decrease of outbreaks in these counties and will continue to work closely with local health departments to stem the tide of infection.  All other areas in the state will be listed as Low (or Yellow) health risk.  Your adherence to our directives has helped to slow the spread of the virus.

I need to emphasize, however, that as our level of risk changes, a lot of what we have been doing will stay the same:

  • K-12 Schools will remain closed through the end of this school year.
  • Individuals in high-risk categories, including older adults and those who are immunocompromised, and those who care for them, need to continue to follow “high risk” protocols.
  • Utahns are still encouraged to practice excellent hygiene, social distance, use masks in public where social distancing is not possible. We still encourage telework where possible.

So what changes tomorrow at midnight if you live in a Yellow area?

  • Although schools will remain closed, we will be opening up opportunities for driver education.
  • The guidance to “leave home infrequently” disappears.
  • The size limit for private social interactions will raise from 20 to 50 people.
  • Team sports run by clubs and private organizations will be allowed with symptom checking and spectators socially distanced. Team sports through the Utah High School Activities Association will not resume at this time.
  • There is some relaxation of guidelines at swimming pools.

You can learn more about the specific recommendations for Moderate and Low health risk designations at: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utahs-health-guidance-system/


 

May 1, 2020 – Moving from High Risk “Red” to Moderate Risk “Orange”:

What does moving from “Red” to “Orange” mean?

 
In accordance with the Utah Leads Together 2.0 recommendations, the needle on this dial will move to orange on May 1st at midnight. That’s a day ahead of when the Governor’s directive was set to expire, but the needle on the dial could move back into the red if health data does not maintain its current trend.
 
A color-coded addendum to the 2.0 plan, which you can read here, outlines the changes.
Phased Guidelines for the General Public and Businesses to Maximize Public Health and Economic Reactivation
 
Phased Health Guidelines “Orange”:
One of the key health tools as we move to reopen and keep our residents safe is wearing a mask. The state is making 2 million masks available to residents through the state’s coronavirus website. Each resident should request one mask if one is needed and orders are limited to 6. You can view the governor’s statement here.  Wearing a mask in public will be the new norm, according to the governor, at least until we have a vaccine for COVID-19.
 
Here are a few things that moving to the Orange or Moderate Risk Category means:
1 – That means the COVID-19 risk will be considered moderate for everyone and high for high-risk individuals instead of high for everyone.
2 – The Governor emphasized that this is not “business as usual” but is a gradual re-opening in light of positive health data information.
3 – Many facilities will reopen under conditions – certain health precautions must be take according to the Utah Leads Together 2.0 Plan https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-leads-together/. The 2.0 Plan is a living document so we may adjust recommendations as we implement the plan and learn the best practices.
4 – The Governor indicated that playgrounds will remain closed, that schools will continue from home, that social distancing is still critical (at least 6 feet), that travel restrictions are lessened, and that mass gatherings may not exceed 20 people compared to the red level limit of 10 people.
 
Find more information at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/

 

 


Testing! Updated April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Testing

Testing recommendations for COVID-19 have been updated. If you have ONE or MORE of these symptoms, you can and should be tested—even if you have been told by your healthcare provider to wait https://coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations/

 


Social Distancing

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Businesses

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Keep yourself Healthy & Safe

 

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Protecting Yourself: You can protect yourself from coronavirus the same way you protect yourself from other viruses with a few commonsense practices.

•Wash your hands thoroughly and often (for 20 seconds).

•Make sure you are cleaning between your fingers and under your nails.

•If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.

•Avoid shaking hands, especially with those who appear to be ill.

•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.

•Disinfect shared surfaces.

•Stay home when you are sick.

•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

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Symptoms: The coronavirus that is causing concern has symptoms similar to other respiratory illnesses. These may include:

•Runny nose

•Headache

•Cough

•Sore Throat

•Shortness of Breath

For more information regarding COVID-19, we recommend residents refer to reliable sources, including the following:

•State of Utah Coronavirus Taskforce: coronavirus.utah.gov

•Centers for Disease Control (CDC): www.coronavirus.gov

•World Health Organization (WHO): www.who.int

•Tooele County Health Department: tooelehealth.org

Frequently Asked Questions


 

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