As of 10.22.20, North Salt Lake (Davis County) is now in the COVID High transmission level. What does this mean?
- Davis County metrics put us in a HIGH transmission level.
- Face masks are required and casual social gatherings are limited to 10 people.
- This is not a shutdown. No businesses are closed. No events with organizational oversight have been cancelled.
- There will not be active enforcement of either the mask requirement or restrictions on the size of gatherings.
- Health guidance levels are reviewed weekly. Counties are placed into a level based solely on their transmission index data. Changes from a lower to higher level may occur weekly. Changes from a higher to lower level may occur every 14 days at minimum, when thresholds are met.
- Updated Health Guidance Level Document found here
- Updated Utah COVID-19 Transmission Index FAQ found here
- Regardless of a county’s COVID-19 transmission level, it is strongly recommended that all Utahns should wear face masks, maintain 6 feet of physical distance between households, observe good hygiene practices, stay home when sick, and limit gatherings.
Utah Casual Social Gathering Definition
A casual social gathering means a gathering of individuals from separate households at the same time and in the same place that does not involve formal oversight from a sponsoring person. “Casual social gathering” does not include a gathering for a primarily commercial, educational, political, religious, or similar purpose. Examples of a casual social gathering include: get-togethers with friends/family, game nights, birthday parties, cultural celebrations, religious celebrations, or dinner parties. While participating in a casual social gathering, make sure that everyone is physically distanced, wears a mask, and frequently washes their hands.
CDC Updates Definition of Close Contact (10/21)
Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. Updated definition found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/appendix.html#contact. State and local public health officials are discussing if this change will have any implications on policies and practices.
It is very important for all of us to do our part to limit and slow the spread of all illness. We urge you to become familiar with recommended hygiene procedures and then calmly implement whatever changes you need to in order to protect yourself and those around you.
The national Centers for Disease Control and the State of Utah have shared great resources with local government to help educate our communities. We invite you to review these websites and share them with your families. Visit the State’s website at: coronavirus.utah.gov.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, which are fever, cough and shortness of breath,
please call 1-800-456-7707.
Thank you for taking precautions, educating yourselves and protecting your families. The health and strength of our community begins with the health and strength of individuals and families.