Friday, May 29, 2020
This information will be updated at 8:30 a.m. daily
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 by County*
* Overall Positive Test results may be changed as testing continues. TriCounty Health Department will be retracting positive cases of COVID-19 that are determined to be false-positive. The cases are determined to be false-positive after two additional viral tests and an antibody test is conducted, and all results are negative.
Overall Total: 9
Overall total: 8
Overall total: 0
Ute Indian Tribe
Overall Total: 0
*Individuals are considered recovered after 21 days.
Estimated tests conducted in the tri-county area: 3,700
Just Serve Mask Project
Due to the need for front line employees to utilize face coverings, TriCounty Health Department is seeking donations of face coverings, cloth that may be sewn into face coverings, as well as volunteers to sew face coverings. Cloth/face covering drop off points are located at the following locations throughout the basin:
State Orders and Directives
Effective May 16, 2020
Effect 12.01 a.m. on Saturday May 16, 2020 Governor Gary Herbert is moving most of the state of Utah, including Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah counties, to Yellow (low-risk) Phase in the Utah Leads Together plan.
Face coverings should be warn in public when social distancing of 6-feet is difficult. Employees working with the public are required to wear face covering.
Keeping the TriCounty area status low-risk will take a community effort to keep the health and status of the state moving forward toward normal. This includes continued protection and caution for high risk individuals.
Local Advisories and Orders
Effective Saturday, May 16, 2020, TriCounty Health Department amends its travel advisory issued on March 15, 2020, to adhere to the Utah Leads Together phased health guidelines. This means that all residents of Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah counties are asked to limit out-of-state travel and quarantine for 14 days upon return from high-risk areas. While there are no restrictions for in-state travel, TriCounty Health Department strongly advises those that choose to travel within the state to adhere to social distancing and other mitigation guidelines such as wearing face coverings while in public. TriCounty Health asks residents to strongly reconsider any travel that would unnecessarily take them into areas with widespread community transmission of COVID-19.
Following this advisory will serve to limit unnecessary exposure to COVID-19 while traveling. In addition, adherence to this advisory will help to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state and decrease its impact on our local population.
This travel advisory shall remain in effect until further notice.
In a meeting held on Monday, March 23, 2020 a motion was passed with resolution to follow, Resolution #20-102 in regards to extended leave. The leave for tribal employees is extended indefinitely until further notice for safety concerns.
Also a motion was passed with resolution to follow, Resolution #20-103 in regards to social distancing. Closure of ALL TRIBAL BUILDINGS/COMLEXES and limit gatherings to less than 10 people. No traveling outside of the area. Anyone leaving the area needs to notify proper authority. Only buildings open will be designated by the Business Committee. Also to provide medical assistance to those that have appointments on the Wasatch front.
Ute Indian Tribe Curfew
Restrictions and curfew for the Ute Indian Tribe that was passed May 5, 2020.
TriCounty Health Department
TriCounty Health: Vernal (133 S 500 E) Drive-through testing dates and times: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any interested individuals regardless of symptoms can find out if they qualify for COVID-19 testing by filling out an online questionnaire at testutah.com.
Have your QR code and ID ready when you arrive for testing.
Indian Health Service
Indian Health Service: Ft. Duchesne -The Fort Duchesne, U&O Indian Health Service Clinic is providing COVID-19 testing to Native Americans/Alaska Natives that qualify for healthcare services through Indian Health Service. All COVID-19 testing and appointments must be scheduled by calling 435-725-6815. Do not come to the clinic without an appointment. After you make an appointment, further instructions will be given. To qualify for COVID-19 testing you must have the following symptoms: cough, fever, difficulty breathing, body aches, chest congestion, sore throat, or head cold.
Beginning May 4, drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held for tribal members. Test results will be known in 30 minutes. Testing will be held Wednesday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All who want to be tested call 435-725-6815 to schedule an appointment.
Uintah Basin Medical Center
Uintah Basin Medical Center: Roosevelt (250 W 300 N) Drive-through testing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Uintah Basin Healthcare has joined Tri-County Health Department in their effort to partner with testutah.com to offer free COVID-19 testing to expand local capacity. Register today at testutah.com to get your QR code and get tested. Have your QR code and ID ready when you arrive for testing.
TriCounty Health Department prioritizes the health of the community. In any situation, with any virus, illness or disease, TriCounty Health Department puts the health of residents in Uintah, Daggett and Duchesne County first.
TriCounty Health Department would like everyone to remember through this time that staying healthy is a community effort. We can all prevent illness and viruses from spreading through our communities.
Please visit: Coronavirus.utah.gov for more information. Follow TriCounty Health Department on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Wash your hands regularly with water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid non-essential travel to any impacted areas.
- Avoid non-essential contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe.
- IF YOU ARE SICK STAY HOME