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Travel advisory issued for Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah counties

Posted at 9:02 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 21:26:25-04

VERNAL, Utah — The TriCounty Health Department - which serves Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah counties - is urging residents of those counties to restrict all non-essential travel outside of the community.

"In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state we are asking residents to strongly reconsider any recreational, leisure, and non-essential work-related travel that will take them outside our communities," said TriCounty Health Officer Jordan Mathis in a news release from the Health Department.

As of Monday morning, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the three counties, but there are cases in surrounding communities.

The TriCounty Health Department's travel advisory takes effect Monday and will remain in effect until further notice.

On Sunday, the Utah Department of Health reported there are 28 cases statewide, including 21 Utah residents and seven non-residents.