Utah State University
Daily life in the United States and Utah has changed considerably since the global outbreak of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. On March 6th, 2020, Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the State of Utah, declared a “State of Emergency” in response to pandemic. On March 27th the Governor then issued the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Directive, which was much less strict than the shelter in place orders seen in other states as it simply urged residents to leave home infrequently, stay 6 feet away from others outside the home, and banned private gatherings larger than 20. At the end of April, the Utah COVID-19 Public Health Risk Status was moved from Red (High Risk) to Orange (Moderate Risk), meaning the Governor’s recent directive was no longer in place as of May 1st.
Ulrich-Schad, J. D., Givens, J. (2020). COVID-19, Politics, and Science in Utah: Executive Summary of Research Findings. Logan, UT: Department of Sociology, Social Work, & Anthropology, Utah State University. Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/