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Wasatch County issues 'stay-at-home' order; defines 'essential' services and activities

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 13:43:18-04

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — The Wasatch County Health Department has issued a public health order for citizens to stay at home as much as possible.

The order goes into effect Wednesday at 7 a.m. and continues through April 14. It may, however, be extended or amended.

The order, issued by Wasatch County Health Officer Randall Probst, is intended to "ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent possible, while enabling essential services to continue, to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible."

The department states that under the order, only essential businesses/services and minimum basic operations will be open to the public. The full order details what are considered "essential" businesses, which are open but with restrictions, and adds that in all cases employers are to enforce social distancing and not allow sick employees to work.

The order also closes children's playgrounds and prohibits team sports.

The full order can be read here.