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Local Covid-19 situational Update

 

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Uintah County

High

Duchesne County

High

Daggett County

Low

Daily chart will be updated at approximately 1 p.m. Monday through Friday

Last updated: Nov. 27, 2020

Monday through Friday COVID-19 Case Count

Local COVID-19 Transmission Index Information Updated by 1 p.m. on Thursdays

COVID-19 Transmission Index Local County Levels

What that means

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

Local testing sites are closed for Thanksgiving. Test Utah and Uintah Basin Clinic/Urgent Care/Medical Center will resume testing as usual after Thanksgiving. Vernal Urgent Care is closing at 3 p.m. Nov. 25 and will resume business Friday Nov. 27. Dinoland Pediatrics is closing at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25 and will resume business Monday Nov. 30. Pettit Pediatrics is closing at noon on Nov. 25 and will resume business Monday Nov. 30. Ashley Valley Family Practice will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday Nov. 27. Have a safe and healthy holiday celebration.

TESTUTAH Location – Basin Urgent Care: Vernal

Vernal (475 N 500 W)  Drive-up testing dates and times:  Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.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: 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)  https://www.facebook.com/FortDuchesne

 

TESTUTAH Location-  Uintah Basin Medical Center: Roosevelt

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

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. 

Uintah Basin Medical Center COVID-19 information

 

OTHER LOCAL TESTING OPTIONS – Lab process –

UBMC in Roosevelt  – Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Uintah Basin Urgent Care in Vernal  – Monday Through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

DVMC – Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 435-738-2426

Manila Clinic – 435-784-3575

Pettit Pediatrics –435- 789-7337

Vernal Urgent Care – 435-789-6677

Ashley Valley Family Practice -435-781-8899

Dinoland Pediatrics – 435-789-9060

For additional information on testing throughout the State of Utah visit,  https://coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations/

For additional information on uninsured testing coverage, visit https://medicaid.utah.gov/covid-19-uninsured-testing-coverage/


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

Uintah School District COVID-19 Dashboard-  Click hear for USD COVID-19 information

Duchesne County School District COVID-19 Dashboard – Click here for DCSD COVID-19 information

Strata Networks WIFI Hotspots Here 

 

Utah COVID-19 Storymap and COVID-19 Timeline

 Utah Moves From Color Guidance to COVID-19 Transmission Index

The Utah Department of Health and Governor Gary Herbert, announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the phased guidelines will be replaced by the COVID-19 Transmission index. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON COVID-19 TRANSMISSION INDEX 

The new guidance will look at the index of transmission and positive rate from week to week with each county, deciding if the county is High Risk, Moderate Risk or Low Risk. If a county is listed as Low Risk, it is possible for the risk level to move to Moderate or High based of data collected. This is determined at a state level on Thursday. Each county in Moderate or High Risk levels, will be listed in that category for two weeks before being lowered based on data. 

See FAQ here

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

Click here for face covering FAQ

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. 

 

Responding to COVID-19 in your business

Download signs for your business below

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Stay Safe To Stay Open

Stay Safe to Stay Open is a statewide campaign to meet the critical imperatives of helping Utah address teh health-related objectives to prevent and revocer from the coronavirus while at the same time assisting the business community in an effort to approriately strengthen our state’s economy. 

See more at stayopenutah.com

Find more useful information at the Utah Labor Commission

Our Goal is to keep your business open during the pandemic

  • The goal of Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and TriCounty Health Department (TCHD) is to help you keep your employees healthy and your business open during the pandemic. WE want to help keep your worksite safe for employees and customers.
  • COVID-19 Spreads very easily and quickly. Even if you and your employees are doing everything right, your business may see cases of COVID-19. We want to help you plan ahead and make sure you know what to do if that happens, without having to shut down your business.

If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, do I need to shut down my business?

  • No. In most cases, you do not need to shut down your business. Employees who came into contact up to 2 days before the employee tested positive, or first got sick, should quarantine for 14 days. CLose contact means an employee was closer than 6 feet or 2 meters (About 2 arm lengths) for 15 minutes or longer to the person who tested positive. Tell these employees they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should quarantine. You need to be very careful to protect the privacy and confidentialioty of the employee who tested positive.

Cleaning after a positive case of COVID-19

You should wait 24 hours before you clean and disinfect. This reduceds the chance for other employees to be exposed to respiratory droplets.

  • If you can’t wait 24 hours, wait as long as possible. Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in these areas during this waiting period.We still have much to learn about COVID-19. From what we know right now about the virus and about similar coronaviruses, COVID-19 is most easily spread from close contact (within about 6 feet). The virus is spread by respiratory droplets. We don’t know yet if, or how easily, it spreads with infectious aerosols (droplets in the air that another person inhales).

    It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. From what we know, COVID-19 can live on surfaces for hours to days. We are still learning many things about COVID-19 and how it spreads.

More information on what to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19

 

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

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