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Gov. Herbert issues Executive Order transitioning Summit and Wasatch Counties to low health risk level

Governor Gary Herbert
Posted at 6:39 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 00:40:43-04

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.

To read the full Executive Order click here.