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Utah's 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' directive extended to end of April

Posted at 2:14 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 16:24:19-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The State of Utah's "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directive has been extended to the end of April, Governor Gary Herbert announced Thursday.

Under the directive, originally issued March 27, Utahns are urged to voluntarily stay at home except as required for "essential travel." The directive differs from a mandatory stay-at-home order, which would be punishable by law.

The Utah Department of Health defined "essential travel" as:

- Obtain products needed to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of your homes, residences, businesses and vehicles
- Obtain groceries and food, including delivery or carry-out services
- Travel to your place of work if you cannot telework
- Take your pet to the veterinarian
- Take your pet to the veterinarian
- Take your child to daycare
- Obtain gas
- Seek emergency services, obtain medications or medical service