Coronavirus in Utah: Latest COVID-19 Updates (Wednesday, April 1)

Real-time alerts, advisories and closures related to the COVID-19 outbreak
Posted at 6:03 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 07:56:44-04

RESOURCES: Global Covid-19 Map (Updated) * Utah Dept. of Health Updates * CDC Updates


9:33 PM - Wyoming Department of Health and Uinta County Public Health have announced the first positive case of COVID-19 in Uinta County, Wyoming.

8:53 PM - National Park Service announces the closure of the Grand Canyon due to COVID-19 pandemic.

7:58 PM - Southeast Utah Health Department announces the first case of COVID-19 in Carbon County.

7:32 PM - The Utah Department of Health has issued an order that extends the closure of dine-in options at restaurants to April 15.

5:33 PM - The Utah Department of Health has added more detailed data to the COVID-19 website.

3:44 PM - Intermountain Healthcare announces the expansion of 21 community COVID-19 testing site throughout Utah and Idaho.

3:24 PM - Our new, interactive We're Open Utah map now has over 150 business listings. Is your business open but struggling to stay afloat? Let us help!

3:12 PM - Governor Herbert dismisses April Fools' joke claiming he announced that Utah students will have to repeat their current grade.

3:00 PM - Fox 13 report: Salt Lake City immunologist explains why an immunity test would be such a big help in stemming the spread of the coronavirus.

2:48 PM - Davis County now has a mandatory stay-at-home order.

2:22 PM - Governor Herbert announced a pair of executive orders to benefit tenants in Utah. Renters can defer their payments until May 15, and landlords may not issue eviction notices until that date. The deferral does not relieve renters from making their payments, Gov. Herbert said.

1:15 PM - The Southeast Utah Health Department announces changes in its public health order for Price, Castle Dale and Moab and surrounding areas.

12:55 PM - Latest Utah numbers: 1012 cases, 20,155 tested, 91 hospitalized and 7 deaths.

12:05 PM - The Motorsports Campus in Tooele County extends its closure through April 30.

11:50 AM - The Summit County Health Department has posted a graphic to illustrate proper social distancing when inside a business.

11:10 AM - It is April Fool's Day so the Box Elder County Sheriff posted a story from the Box Elder News Journal about a massive stash of toilet paper found in a cave.

10:35 AM - Most Salt Lake City public golf courses will open as planned Thursday, but with added health precautions. Read what the changes are here.

9:00 AM - In response to a request from San Juan Public Health, Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments will be closed, effective today.

8:30 AM - The Utah Division of Motor Vehicles announces some important changes in how it will operate.

8:25 AM - The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that Springdale is asking that Zion National Park be closed.

8:15 AM- Vivint Smart Home Arena announces that Michael Buble has postponed his May 8 concert and Justin Bieber has postponed his June 9 date. Check here for a list of all postponed concerts, some of which have already been rescheduled.

8:05 AM - The West Valley Fire Department posts a video about how things will look different for a while.

7:55 AM - The Summit County Sheriff's Office thanks a local caterer for dropping off a spaghetti dinner for first responders.

6:30 AM - St. George News reports better social distancing needed at school lunch pickup locations.

6:00 AM - The Lehi Police Department posts a video of officers safely delivering a boy's birthday present.

5:55 AM - Across the United States, there are 189,633 cases and 4,059 deaths. Around the world, there are 873,767 confirmed cases and 43,288 deaths. Check tracker here.

5:50 AM - In Utah there are 887 confirmed cases, 18,513 have been tested, 73 are hospitalized, 5 deaths. See latest numbers here.