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Local Covid-19 situational Update

LAST UPDATED: September 18, 2020

This information will be updated approximately 8:30 a.m. daily

Visit our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page 


*TriCounty Health Department is currently reporting PCR Positive and antigen positive (antigen tests for protiens from COVID-19 showing if an individual currently has the virus) results as COVID-19 “Overall Positive” (Overall being total accumulative positive test results) and “active” numbers.

Daily COVID-19 Count

*The numbers listed for “hospitalizations” of COVID-19 are overall to-date.

**Individuals are considered recovered after 21 days.

*** Active cases = COVID-19 positive individuals who have are not yet considered “Recovered”

Laboratory positives may not match case count on UDOH (Utah Department of Health) case counts as data reported to Local Health Departments have ongoing investigation.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, wait a minimum of SEVEN DAYS to get a COVID-19 test (unless you are symptomatic). Waiting at least 7 days to test after exposure allows for more accurate results in testing.

Symptoms of COVID-19 – Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, cough, fever or chills, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, stomach cramps, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, congestion or runny nose

When to seek medical attention – When you experience trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face. If you experience any of these symptoms seek immediate medical attention

Basin Urgent Care: Vernal

Vernal (475 N 500 W)  Drive-up testing dates and times:  Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 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

Have your QR code and ID ready when you arrive for testing. 

Indian Health Service: Ft. Duchesne

The Fort Duchesne, U&O Indian Health Service Clinic is providing COVID Testing to Native Americans / Alaska Natives that qualify for services through Indian Health Service.  All COVID Testing and appointments must be scheduled by calling 435-725-6815.  Do not come to the clinic without an appointment.

COVID Drive Though Testing Times  Monday, Tuesday, Friday = 9a.m. to 10a.m.  Thursday = 1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m. Wednesday = 8:15AM to 11:45AM (Mass Drive Through Testing)


 Uintah Basin Medical Center: Roosevelt

Roosevelt (250 W 300 N) Drive-up testing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Entrance. 

Register today at to get your QR code and get tested. Have your QR code and ID ready when you arrive for testing. 

Uintah Basin Medical Center COVID-19 information

For additional information on testing throughout the State of Utah visit,

For additional information on uninsured testing coverage, visit

Public School Mask Mandate

Governor Gary Herbert announced on July 9, 2020, a mask mandate for students, faculty, staff, and visitors in public schools. MASK ORDER FAQ

See UDOH COVID-19 School Manual

On Aug. 14, 2020, Utah Department of Health issued a Public Health Order clairfying masks in schools. See full order here

Click here for research by BYU on COVID-19 and schools reopening

Strata Networks WIFI Hotspots Here 


Tri-County Area Moves to Green Status as of June 19, 2020

Click here for research by BYU on wearing a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19

Effective June 19, 2020 at noon. Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah counties move to “green” status in Utah Leads Together plan. The majority of the state remains in yellow.

Moving to the “green” phase in the Utah Leads Together Plan, focuses on opening businesses, lifting restrictions and shifting responsibility of preventative action to individuals as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Green” does not mean risk of COVID-19 exposure is gone. “Green” gives businesses the freedom to decide their course of action. The public is to take responsibility for individual proper hand hygiene, social distancing and wearing face coverings to continue to lower risk of COVID-19 transmission. 

Click here for the full phased guidelines

Click here to get more information Utah’s low-risk phase

Click here for information on where in Utah is designated orange or yellow, know higher risk areas before you travel. 

Click here for the full Utah Leads Together Phase IV Plan

Face coverings should be worn in  public when social distancing of 6-feet is difficult. Employees working with the public are required to wear face covering.

Click here for information on how to wear a cloth face covering

Click here for face covering FAQ

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.

Information on people who are at higher risk for severe illness can be found by clicking here. 


Travel Advisory

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.  

Tribal Resolutions

In July it was announced non-tribal members are now able to camp and fish on tribal land.

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/COMPLEXES 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.

See the order by clicking here. 


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.

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  • 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.

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Vernal (435) 247-1177

133 South 500 East, Vernal, UT, 84078


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Roosevelt (435) 722-6300

409 South 200 east, roosevelt, ut, 84066