Utah health guidance levels – As of today, Oct. 22, 2020 Tooele County has moved to the “high” level of transmission, read the press release in its entirety here Press Release on Tooele County at High Level on Transmission Index

The COVID-19 Transmission Index is a balanced approach intended to protect communities. It represents the collaborative work of state and local public health officials, the Governor’s Office, legislative leaders, the hospital industry, and business leaders.

The transmission index clarifies the public health metrics used to determine which counties are placed in which transmission level. Counties will be placed in one of three transmission levels: High, Moderate, or Low. These levels correspond directly to case rates, positivity rates, and ICU utilization.

Data will be analyzed weekly, and counties will be placed into a transmission level depending solely on what their data show. Changes from a lower level to a higher level may occur weekly. Changes from a higher level to a lower level may occur every 14 days at minimum, when thresholds are met.

The data helps us understand the real risk of transmission in our communities. Important health behaviors, based on epidemiology and medical science, are outlined at each level to protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19.

UPHO 2020-18 COVID-19 Transmission Index_through Oct. 29, 2020

State PH Directive for face masks 10.14.20 through Oct. 29, 2020

More information can be found here https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels/

Tooele County COVID-19 Case Count Data

Protect High-Risk Individuals

All Businesses


  • Refer to Business Manual
  • Require 6’ of distancing between household groups, unless masks are worn
  • Post signage listing COVID-19 symptoms, asking employees and customers with symptoms to stay home, and encouraging physical distancing
  • Offer alternative pickup options when possible (such as curbside pickups, delivery, takeout)
  • Ensure ventilation systems operate properly
  • Plexiglass barriers between staff and customers where feasible at cash registers and customer service counters when 6’ distancing is difficult
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect restrooms at least twice daily
  • Facilitate employees working from home when ill or if they are higher-risk individuals
  • Stay Safe to Stay Open Pledge (or a similar industry-approved pledge that increases health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19) is strongly encouraged
  • Exceptions for public gatherings and events may apply

Physical distancing in restaurants (including buffets)

High level of transmission: 6′ between parties at all times (including waiting areas and when seated)

Moderate level of transmission: 6′ distancing between parties strongly recommended when seated, required in waiting areas

Low level of transmission: 6′ distancing between parties strongly encouraged

Bars

High level of transmission: 6′ between parties at all times (including waiting areas and when seated)

Moderate level of transmission: 6′ distancing between parties strongly recommended; limit occupancy to 75% of capacity; patrons should wear a mask when intermingling with other parties

Low level of transmission: 6′ distancing between parties strongly encouraged

Any establishment that allows public gathering, such as live events, movie theatres, sporting events, wedding, recreation and entertainment

  • Masks are required; performers are excluded
  • Completion of Event Management Template is required
  • Individual businesses will be expected to modify their operations based on individual outbreaks; LHD discretion on severity of modifications, supported by UDOH

High level of transmission:

  • 6’ physical distancing between household groups
  • Exception to 6’ physical distancing between household groups can be requested through county executives in consultation with the local health officer. Exceptions may be reviewed every 14 days. Due to the high risk of transmission in this level, exceptions will be rare and are strongly discouraged.

Moderate level of transmission:

  • 6’ physical distancing between household groups
  • Exception to 6’ physical distancing between household groups can be requested through county executives in consultation with the local health officer. Exceptions may be reviewed every 14 days. Exceptions are discouraged, but may be more frequent than in high risk.

Low level of transmission:

  • 6’ physical distancing between household groups is strongly encouraged, side by side seating without physical distance between household groups is allowed.

Schools:

Higher Education:

 

Counties in HIGH level of transmission: Masks required.

Counties in MODERATE level of transmission: Masks required by public health directive until 10/29/20

Counties in LOW level of transmission: Masks strongly recommended.

High
With high levels of COVID-19 in our community, it’s up to each of us as individuals to slow down the spread. Face coverings are required and social gatherings are limited to 10 people or less. Keep 6 feet of distance from others, follow good hygiene practices, stay home when you’re sick, and follow public health guidelines. Schools, businesses and events may have additional requirements.

Moderate
With moderate levels of COVID-19 in our community, it’s up to each of us as individuals to slow down the spread. Face coverings are required and social gatherings are limited to 10 people or less. Keep 6 feet of distance from others, follow good hygiene practices, stay home when you’re sick, and follow public health guidelines. Schools, businesses and events may have additional requirements.

Low
With low levels of COVID-19 in our community, it’s up to each of us as individuals to slow down the spread. Wear face coverings and limit gatherings to 50 people or less. Keep 6 feet of distance from others, follow good hygiene practices, stay home when you’re sick, and follow public health guidelines. Schools, businesses and events may have additional requirements.

Transmission index metrics per county Oct. 13, 2020