Salt Lake City

Covid FAQ 2.0

Salt Lake City COVID-19 Information

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The entire state is under a mask mandate.

statewide mask mandate is now in effect indoors and outdoors anytime you are within 6 feet of someone from another household.
  • You must wear a face mask indoors and outdoors anytime you are within 6 feet of anyone from another household. This means you must wear a face mask anytime you are around people you don’t live with.
  • Customers, patrons and employees of businesses must wear a face mask.

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Last week, in the face of increasing COVID-19 case numbers, I requested the ability to enact stronger measures to protect our city. I commend Governor Herbert for the bold measures he’s has enacted to break the spike of cases our state is experiencing, as well as the broader shift of COVID restrictions to more directly target the behaviors we know have the highest impact.

The spike in our local and statewide data has been severe and a move like this is an important signal that our current situation is serious for public health and our economy. We all need to wear our masks more often than we have been, when with our friends and extended family and in all social and public gatherings. 

Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City Mayor

Utah’s New COVID-19 Health Guidance Levels 

This information was published on the website.

There are three levels in the transmission index: high, moderate, and low. Each level has certain requirements for individuals and businesses to follow in order to reduce transmission of COVID-19. Salt Lake County is at the High level.

Levels are determined by the 7-day average percent of positive tests, 14-day case rate per 100,000 people, and statewide ICU utilization. You can see the transmission index metrics here: or to print

Counties that meet at least two criteria for high, moderate, or low will be moved to that level. For example, if a county meets the “high” level criteria for the 7-day average percent positivity, the “high” level for the 14-day case rate, and the “low” for statewide ICU utilization, the county would
be in the “high” transmission index level.