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SLC halts some parking enforcement during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 12:56:27-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Erin Mendenhall has made another emergency declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic, waiving parking enforcement in some areas of the city.

The emergency declaration, her fourth one in recent days, stops enforcement in residential neighborhoods to help those who might be self-quarantined. Metered parking downtown will remain in place, the mayor's office said, in order to ensure there is still access for businesses that are remaining open.

The order also allows municipal employees who use a city-owned vehicle for work to take it home, reducing interactions at central locations.

“The health of our City employees is paramount to me and we are making some temporary changes to our employee policies that will enable them to do their jobs more safely,” Mayor Mendenhall said in a statement Saturday. “And, the ability of our residents to stay home and socially distance themselves is crucial right now. We want to make that as easy as we possibly can.”

Read the order here: