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Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall Issues Fourth Emergency Declaration

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued a fourth emergency declaration, exercising additional powers related to her first emergency proclamation. This proclamation is intended to address the health and safety of City employees as well ease the burden of residents who may be quarantined.

“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. “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.”

Effective immediately, City employees who use a City vehicle for their work will be able to take that vehicle home rather than picking it up from the workplace to drive to a worksite. This reduces the interactions employees would typically have when they convene at a central location each day. Managers will take precautions to avoid employees having to convene at shift change, including clocking employees in and out or making sure they have the ability to do it remotely.

The City will also limit parking enforcement and collection to minimize the impact on residents who may be self-quarantined, and whose vehicles may be parked for extended periods of time on City streets.

This includes not enforcing time-limited parking on certain streets and parking prohibitions in residential neighborhoods. Metered parking downtown will remain the same so that the City can ensure that people can easily utilize convenient parking for our local businesses.

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