FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matt Brower
Friday, March 13, 2020 Email: mbrower@Heberut.gov
Heber City Municipal Corporation Supports Recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recommendations
Heber City – Heber City Municipal Corporation supports the recommendations made by Governor Hebert and the Utah Coronavirus Task Force, headed by Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
The following recommendations will be effective immediately for the next two weeks.
Limit mass gatherings of healthy people to less than 100. Individuals who are sick, have respiratory issues, or compromised immune systems, should not be involved or participate in these gatherings. Gatherings include religious meetings, concerts, conferences, and other similar activities.
- Individuals over the age of 60 should avoid gatherings of more than 20 people.
- If you are sick, stay home and avoid infecting others.
- If you can work from home – now is the time to do so.
Residents are advised to check Wasatch County School District’s website (www.wasatch.edu) for information regarding K-12 classes during this time. Heber City would like to encourage everyone to visit the following sites for information regarding the Cornovirus (COVID-19): coronvirus.wasatch.utah.gov, and The Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov. Residents can also call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 for daily updated information specific to Utah on COVID-19.
Heber City Municipal Corporation, in keeping with the Governor’s recommendations, will be postponing Mayor Kellen Potter’s State of the City Address scheduled for March 25, 2020. They will reevaluate in two weeks and let the public know when a new date has been chosen.
Heber City understands that there is a level of high anxiety and uncertainty about the future, and would like to stress the importance of being reasonable, acting rationally, and continuing our normal activities. Heber City would like to encourage residents to be mindful in their purchases and to avoid panic buying. Overbuying and stockpiling can be detrimental to those in our community who are elderly, have existing health issues, or do not have the means to buy in bulk, or space to store mass quantities.
Heber City Municipal Corporation is issuing a call to action for citizens to be aware of each other, to check on our neighbors and those in need regularly, especially those over 60 or who have existing health problems. Please share resources with those who do not have the necessary essentials for daily living, be sensitive to others, and offer un¬derstanding and kindness during this time.
Heber City acknowledges the seriousness of the situation, however they ask community members to keep in mind that while the recommendations for the next two weeks have been issued to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19; the intent is not to distance ourselves from basic human interaction, compassion, responsibility, and stewardship over those in need. Being prepared is important, but not at the cost of others.
Heber City Municipal reminds community members that in two weeks Gov. Herbert and the Utah COVID-19 task force will evaluate where we, as a state, are with regards to the Coronavirus, and decide whether or not to continue, modify, or make a change in direction concerning the recommendations.