Utah has actually met requirements to end COVID-19 public health orders. Remember, masks are still required for K-12 schools till 6/1 or end of school year, whichever is first. Businesses may still need masks and other health and safety measures. https://t.co/e07rk0Gp6W
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah– Utahs COVID-19 public health orders have been terminated after the state met all of the criteria developed under the “endgame bill” gone by the legislature, according to Utah Department of Health authorities.
UDOH said the Utah State Legislature was notified of the accomplishment Tuesday afternoon.
The limits that needed to be fulfilled under House Bill 294 were:
A 14-day case rate less than 191 per 100,000 individuals (presently 163.4).
A 7-day typical COVID-19 ICU utilization less than 15% (currently 11.2%).
More than 1,633,000 prime doses of COVID-19 vaccine assigned to the state (1,656,025).
Utah has actually fulfilled requirements to end COVID-19 public health orders. Companies may still need masks and other health and security measures. No matter which side someone falls on, we can all be happy of the results we have actually achieved so far,” Rich Saunders, UDOH executive director, composed in a letter to the Utah State Legislature.
Crucial, legitimate arguments having been made on all sides of the problems. No matter which side someone falls on, we can all be proud of the results we have actually attained so far,” Rich Saunders, UDOH executive director, wrote in a letter to the Utah State Legislature.
Many public health orders will end, according to UDOH, however HB294 permits them to continue orders in K-12 schools, which includes the wearing of face masks.
The state health department released State Public Health Order 2021-11 Tuesday which requires “continued, regular screening of individuals in high school sports and other after-school activities and likewise requires face coverings to be used in K-12 schools.”.
UDOH authorities said the order will expire on the last day of the 2020-21 school year or June 15, whichever occurs.
” Its important not to quit the ground we have actually gained, specifically in our schools,” said Saunders. “Were asking teachers, administrators, trainees, and moms and dads to please hang in there, and complete the year on a healthy note.”.