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:

Help Your Neighbor (English)
Help Your Neighbor (Spanish)


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  

Business resources

Grand County Community & Economic Development:
Resources for businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 situation.
Website

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

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:

  • Unemployment
  • Food Assistance
  • Child Care
  • Energy Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • Rent and Eviction Information

For complete information and instructions visit the 
DWS Website

MOAB LOCAL UPDATES

A list of businesses and grocery stores that are open, and restaurants that are providing takeout or delivery service.
Information compiled by the Moab Area Travel Council. 
Moab Local Updates

CDC Coronaviurs Fact Sheet

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.

UPDATE
August 19, 2020

Attention Grand County Residents and Visitors:

MANDATORY FACE-COVERING ORDER  
is in place throughout the county and the city of Moab through December 31, 2020
.  
View the full Public Health order

Wearing a face covering correctly is one of the easiest things everyone can do to help Moab community members, local businesses and visitors during this challenging time. 

Please wear a mask -- if not for yourself, then for the health and safety of others.

In Grand County and Moab face coverings are required: 

  • In all public areas including any indoor or outdoor space open to the public, where social distancing is not possible.

Face coverings are not required:

  • Outdoors when social distancing is easily maintained.
    Individuals age two years or under.
  • Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering or face shield. 
  • Individuals who are hearing impaired, or communicating with an individual who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication. 
  • When wearing a face covering would create a risk to the individual related to their work or activity. 
  • When obtaining a service involving the nose or face.
  • When eating or drinking at an establishment that offers food or beverages.
  • When working alone in an indoor establishment.
  • When working indoors in a manner that consistently allows for social distancing.

The goal of this requirement is to protect the citizens of Grand County and allow the businesses to safely stay open.

For more information: 
Southeast Utah Health Department website or Utah's COVID-19 Updates 


Most of the State of Utah, including Moab and Grand County, remains in the state’s “Yellow” phase.

For full details about guidelines and restrictions included in the state’s "Yellow" phase visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utahs-health-guidance-system/

Businesses must follow all guidelines set forward by the state’s Utah Leads Together plan, including requiring employees in most industries to wear masks (and providing those masks), maintaining social distancing for patrons and following strict sanitation guidelines. 

Visitors and residents are still encouraged to wear masks while in public and in situations where social distancing is not possible.

Guidelines of Note:

  • Lodging establishments and commercial camping/RV businesses may rent at full capacity
  • Dispersed camping is open to the public. No restrictions except those that public lands agencies may choose to implement.
  • Restaurants and other businesses must still follow social distancing and sanitation guidelines. 
  • Employees at most 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.


Most City of Moab facilities reopened to the public on June 22. The Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center reopened with limited hours on June 26. 

Moab City Council meetings will continue to be conducted electronically at this time. "Citizens To Be Heard comments may be submitted by email -- the link will be available in each meeting agenda through our Agenda Center. These meetings can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel.

Call the appropriate number listed below if you need to make an appointment with someone in the City:

  • Administration- 435-259-5121 (please listen for options)
  • Business Licensing – 435-259-5123
  • Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash) - 435-259-5123
  • Communications-435-260-7027
  • Code Compliance-435-259-5129 option 4
  • Police- 435-259-8115 (Dispatch)
  • Animal Shelter-435-259-0199
  • Planning- 435-259-5129

  • Engineering-435-259-4941
  • Recorder-435-259-2683
  • Treasurer-435-259-5123
  • Finance- 435-259-5121 ext. 830
  • Building Inspection-435-259-5129 option 1
  • Public Works-435-259-7485
  • MRAC-435-259-8226
  • Recreation-435-259-2255
  • MARC-435-259-6272
  • Film Commission - 435-259-4341

Moab City has declared a 
State of Local Emergency 
Read the full news release

COVID-19 Restrictions on Use of City Parks and Trails
Parks and Trails COVID-19 Sign-for web

PHYSICAL DISTANCING 
& 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. 

Social Distancing Image

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:

GRAPHIC.MRH Guidelines, 03.09.20 - FLYER

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

Moab Regional Hospital: Website; Facebook

The City of Moab: Website; Facebook; Twitter; Instagram  

Grand County COVID-19 Task Force: Facebook

Grand County Community & Economic Development:
Resources for businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 situation.
Facebook; Website

Track COVID-19 across the globe:
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map