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Salt Lake Co. residents to remain under stay-at-home order until May 1

Posted at 11:16 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 13:22:36-04

Salt Lake County residents will remain under a stay-at-home order until May 1, Mayor Jenny Wilson announced Thursday.

Earlier this week, Wilson said she is prepared to extend the order for months, if necessary.

In an interview Monday with FOX 13, the mayor said the latest data modeling shows Utah's coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are expected to peak in late April. But that will not mean the end of social distancing.

"If you accept that our peak is going to be in late April, that’s what the data is showing, we’re still going to have cases on May 1st and 5th and 10th and 15th," Mayor Wilson said. "We don’t want for it to come back and flatten us. So we have to be wise."

Watch FOX 13 for updates.