Timeline of our erosion of freedom in Summit County:
January 26, 2020, the US has five cases.
March 6, Herbert declares a state of emergency in Utah, hours before the first case in Utah is made
March 10, Utah’s second case was confirmed. The patient had been traveling and visited several states.
March 11, Utah’s third case is confirmed, this one in Summit County.
March 12, Massive business closures were announced around Utah. Schools dismiss but don’t cancel classes.
Park city postpones large/non-essential, city-sponsored events, suspends non-essential business travel, and offer flexible work-from-home arrangements for city employees.
March 13, Non-essential Municipal City Facility Closure and Public Services Reduction. PC Ice Arena, Library, and MARC close immediately. Public access to City Hall, Police Dept., and Public Works is reduced.
March 14, the first community spread case of the virus was confirmed in Park city.
March 15, Summit County issues a Public Health Order requiring the closure of resorts, restaurants, taverns, bars, entertainment venues, fitness and exercise facilities, spas, churches, and other businesses at which people tend to gather. Summit County does authorize restaurants to continue operations on a limited basis through curbside take-out and drive-through service on a non-cash basis.
Third-party food delivery is prohibited.
Restaurants have 48 hours from the announcement of order to notify SC Health Dept.
whether or not they will implement curbside take-out service.
March 23, Summit County Health Director issues public health order on gatherings and additional business industries: Gatherings of more than 10 individuals are prohibited; Restrictions and limitations for commercial and residential building and construction worksites; Restrictions and limitations to hair, nail and tanning salons, physical therapy clinics and services; Protocols for dental clinic services.
March 25, Summit County issues stay at home order for non-essential travel until at least
April 2020 –
Park Silly Market canceled, Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) cancel Savor the
April 23, SC announces in-house delivery for restaurants to customer’s doorsteps
April 30, SC officials lift the Stay-At-Home Order. It is recommended all residents wear a non-surgical mask or face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth whenever possible in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Public and private gatherings are limited to no more than 20 people. All hot tubs, spas, saunas, steam rooms, locker rooms, bike share, dog parks, leisure swimming pools will remain closed to members, guests, and the general public.
May 14, SC to remain in Moderate/Orange Phase with all restrictions listed above under April 30.
May 21, SC moves to Yellow Risk. Private social gatherings are limited to no more than 50. Public showers, steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, locker rooms, facials in spas/salons, and high school and club sports are also allowed.
June 26, **SC requires mandatory face coverings in any indoor space as well as any community gathering indoor or outdoor.
Schools opened with hybrid options: in person, remote at home, online, combined in-
person/virtual. Mask mandates for all children.
Students and staff will wear face coverings when participating in large group gatherings in the auditorium or gym. Students will have socially distant and assigned seats. Nonessential assemblies, concerts, dances, etc. will be limited or canceled
High School implements:
Test to play – students, teachers, and staff may participate in extracurricular activities if they are tested for COVID at least once every 14 days; are not in isolation/quarantine, and don’t have symptoms.
Test to stay (testing for school outbreaks) – when a school meets the outbreak thresholds in the COVID School Manual, the local education authority (LEA) in consultation with the local health department should offer rapid antigen testing for all students and staff.
https://coronavirus-download.utah.gov/School/COVID-19_School_Manual_Summary.pdf (updated 3/2021)
November 20, PCMR opens but with new requirements including a reservation system with a max number of people allowed to provide social distancing and altered dates for day passes.
Face coverings required.
November 28, Governor and UT Dept of Health issue statewide mask mandates and pauses extracurricular activities and ask Utahans to limit gatherings to households only.
December 30, Sundance is canceled and moved to virtual.
April 10, 2021, SC lifts mask mandate, however, businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments.
July 2021- to present day-
Face masks are still required for public transportation, including the PC bus system, taxi, shuttle, rideshare.