SALT LAKE CITY — At 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Utah officially moved from high risk to a moderate risk phase under the Utah Moves Together 2.0 plan. Along with the transition comes loosened COVID-19 restrictions.
Gov. Gary Herbert said the state can now “cautiously relax some requirements” because of the strides made over the past month.
“We aren’t returning to business as usual yet,” Herbert said in a prepared statement on Wednesday. “But Utahns’ diligence over the past month has given us time to build our healthcare capacity and PPE stores.”
Under the new guidelines, Utahns are able to see small groups of friends and family who have also followed social distancing and health recommendations. However, residents are still asked to remain home as much as possible.
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