COVID-19 Update

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Right now, while most of us are cooped up at home and social distancing, we are continuing our efforts to manage the public’s safety and help our economy. To get the latest updates from the State, visit this website. Below are some resources and updates that have taken place in the last week.

Summit County Shelter-In-Place Order – Full report here.

Taxes
Utah State Tax Commission approved adjustment to payment deadlines for July 15, 2020. Full report here.

Employment
For unemployment resources and help, learn more here.

The United States Senate passed S. 3548, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act primarily addresses the economic impacts of COVID-19, providing $2 trillion in stimulus money to support small businesses, large industries and individual taxpayers. Read a summary of the CARES Act (Phase III) here. View summaries of Phase I here and phase II here.

Businesses
State and business leaders have been working to establish the Utah Leads Together Plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and stabilize Utah’s economy. See the plan here.

Low-interest loans for Utah business by the SBA and Governor’s Office

Additional resources for Utah businesses here.

Fraud
For incidents of price gouging, contact the Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 1-800-721-7233, or online at consumerprotection.utah.gov.

The White House has advised those who have received potentially fraudulent coronavirus related solutions via text message or email to call the Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-877-720-5721 or send an email to the federal website at disaster@leo.gov.

Education
Public Education – Gov. Gary Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and Acting Commissioner of Technical Education Jared Haines announced that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend dismissal through Friday, May 1. For question related to K-12, visit schools.utah.gov/coronavirus

Some schools are offering emergency meal services. Here is an interactive map that shows participating schools, location, meal options and times.

Higher Education – President Trump suspended federal student loan payments, waives interest during national emergency. Visit, studentaid.gov/coronavirus for forthcoming details.

Health Guidelines/Updates
The Utah Department of Health announced restrictions on non-urgent medical, dental or veterinary procedures to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for healthcare workers. Order will be effective March 25 through April 25.

Gov. Herbert issued an executive order allowing medical providers to offer telehealth services that do not comply with state required security and privacy standards to allow patients better access to medical providers and help prevent transmission of COVID-19. View the full order here.

Please continue to reach out with any questions you have. Together, we’ll get through this and make a difference along the way.

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