Utah Governor Gary Herbert, in consultation with Utah Department of Health, has issued an Executive Order that transitions both Wasatch and Summit Counties to "yellow" or low health risk status.
The Executive Order is effective immediately as of May 21, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2020 unless otherwise lawfully modified.
Park City residents had mixed reactions to the order.
“I am a little shocked honestly, because we were such an initial hot spot to begin with. I am excited to see the businesses open,” Kara Bard, a resident of Park City said.
Another resident believed it was a good time to transition to yellow, "I think it is the right time. I think everybody did a great job up to this point but it is time to start loosening back up and getting back to business.” Mark Fisher said.
The transition to "yellow" is part of Utah Leads Together 3.0, a plan created to help Utah recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Effective immediately, Summit and Wasatch Counties are moving to the yellow (low risk) phase of managing COVID-19. It's important to continue to wear a mask in public and maintain 6 ft of physical distance from others. Learn more: https://t.co/yshTkKOe0r pic.twitter.com/E3QFyLi3e1
— Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force (@UtahCoronavirus) May 22, 2020
To read the full Executive Order click here.