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
Help Your Neighbor (Spanish)
Is your job affected by COVID-19?
The Utah Department of Workforce Services offices remain open during regular business hours, but the agency strongly encourages people to use its telephone and online tools as much as possible, including live online chat during business hours.
Visit https://jobs.utah.gov/covid19/ for complete information.
FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
- COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance- FAQ for Employees
- COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance- FAQ for Employers
- Before considering closures or layoffs for your business, visit the Department of Workforce Services Rapid Response page for guidance and more information on Pre-Layoff Services.
OFFICE OF CHILD CARE
- COVID-19 and Child Care- FAQ for Parents
- COVID-19 and Child Care- FAQ for Providers
- COVID-19 and Child Care- FAQ for Businesses
- COVID-19 and Child Care- FAQ for Schools
The HEAT program provides energy assistance and year-round energy crisis assistance for eligible low-income households in Utah.
- If you are in danger of shut-off or need assistance paying your bills, contact your local HEAT office https://jobs.utah.gov/
housing/scso/seal/offices.html, apply online http://sealapp.utah. gov/index.door call 1-866-205-4357.
GRAND COUNTY COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Please follow the direction of the Governor and the COVID-19 Community Task Force, and stay home if you are feeling sick.
First positive covid-19 test in Moab/Grand County
March 27, 2020
The Southeast Utah Health Department (SEUHD) tonight announced the first positive COVID-19 test in Grand County. Read the SEUHD news release.
The City of Moab is grateful for the early actions taken March 17 by the SEUHD to protect our community and we appreciate all the sacrifices our residents continue to make for the health and safety of us all. Our hearts go out to the woman diagnosed with COVID-19 and her family and friends. We wish the patient a successful and speedy recovery.
As a privacy measure, health agencies do not identify or release the names of patients. We ask the community to also please respect the privacy of this patient and her family.
The City of Moab wants our residents to know that we have been preparing for this moment for the past several weeks. Our essential services are secure and we will continue to serve the needs of our community.
It is crucial that everyone in the community continue to practice physical distancing, also known as social distancing, by making sure you maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and others while you are out in public. Also, continue to practice recommended personal hygiene efforts, including washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, and avoiding touching your face, eyes or nose with unwashed hands. By practicing these recommended measures we can all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Southeast Utah Health Department Issues Order Restricting Lodging, Food Establishments, and Closing Public Places
ATTENTION: The following order will be strictly enforced. Violation of the order is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail, and fines of up to $1,950. Violations also could result in the revocation of overnight accommodation licensure.
The Southeast Utah Health Department on March 17, 2020, issued a Public Health Order that places strict limitations on food establishments, closes movie theaters and other public places, and orders overnight lodging establishments to only accept new reservations for rooms for "essential visitors" effective at 10 p.m. tonight.
The order states in part:
"Overnight Lodging. Effective at 10 pm (MST) on March 17, 2020, all overnight and short-term lodging facilities (including but not limited to hotels, motels, condos, townhomes, guest homes, RV parks, and all camping on public or private lands) within Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties may only check-in, rent, or lease to Essential Visitors and Primary Residents. Essential Visitors and Primary Residents may utilize public lands for primitive camping purposes. No camp shall be located within 200 yards of another camp and no camp shall consist of more than I0 people. An Essential Visitor is any individual renting lodging or camping for an amount of time less than 30 days for the purposes of work within Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties, or for an employer within the boundaries of Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties, and their spouse and dependents. Primary Residents are any individuals renting lodging for periods of 30 days or greater or whose primary address is within one of the counties."
All City of Moab facilities are closed to the public
until further notice in response to the threat of COVID-19.
Read the full news release.
The City will continue to conduct business. Call the appropriate number listed below if you need to do business with the City:
Moab City will provide updates on our website, www.moabcity.org, and our Facebook Page, Facebook.com/cityofmoab, and other social media as new information is available.
On March 15, Moab City issued a proclamation declaring a State of Local Emergency. This declaration enables the city to have access to federal and state funds should that be necessary in the event of a coronavirus outbreak.
Read the full news release here.
a message From the
Moab City Planning Department
CITY PLANNING OPERATIONS AND PERMITTING – COVID-19 UPDATE
While City Hall is closed to the public due to precautions being taken because of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Planning Department is putting processes in place so that staff can continue with “business as usual.” Most of the City Staff are working from home. Processes are in place to review and approve business licenses and the Planning Department is close to having systems in place for building and planning permitting. One way you can help is that we need all submittals to be in digital format. You can email your applications and plans to us and we should be able to review plans and comment back to you via email or iWorQ.
We know this may be a little frustrating, but these are unique times and we are all doing our best to be safe and to continue to process applications. If you have questions, please contact Laura Allred at email@example.com or Nora Shepard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience!
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.
Remember: Keep at least 6 feet between you and others to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
MOAB LOCAL UPDATES
A list of businesses and grocery stores that are open, and restaurants that are providing takeout or delivery service.
- Will the City continue to conduct business?
- Where can I find more information?
- Should residents be concerned about COVID-19?
- Are City Parks still open?
- If I think I have contracted COVID-19, what should I do? How do I get tested?
- Should I stay home from my community event or public gathering
- What happens now that we have cases of COVID-19 in Utah?
- Do I need to buy a face mask?
- Should Moab City residents be concerned about 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:
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
Grand County COVID-19 Task Force: Facebook
Track COVID-19 across the globe:
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map