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Gov. Herbert releases preemptive public health recommendations for COVID-19

Coronavirus / COVID-19
Posted at 12:27 PM, Mar 12, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert released a list of recommendations to stop COVID-19 from spreading through the Utah community.

In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Herbert gave the following recommendations:

  • Beginning March 16, limit mass gatherings to groups of 100 healthy individuals
  • Beginning March 16, people who are over 60, or immuno-compromised, should avoid large gatherings of more than 20 people
  • If possible, work from home starting immediately
  • Local health departments are urged to protect high-risk populations