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**This page was last updated on May 19, 2020**  

LOW-RISK "YELLOW" GUIDELINES STARTING MAY 16, 2020

The State of Utah announced that most cities in Salt Lake County, including Draper, will move to the Low-Risk "Yellow" Phase at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The exceptions are Salt Lake City and West Valley City, which will remain in the Moderate-Risk "Orange" Phase. View the state’s Low-Risk Phase Guidelines.

General low-risk "yellow" guidelines (starting May 16) include: 

  • Gathering in groups of 50 while maintaining social distancing. 
  • Remain staying six feet away from others when outside the home
  • Wear face coverings where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • Conduct a symptom check on all participants before engaging in close-contact or team sports. 
  • Limit out-of-state travel.
  • Spacing between immediate households, alternate schedules for small gatherings, and stream services.
  • All businesses open and take reasonable precautions.
  • Dine-in service open with appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures.
  • Encourage flexible work arrangements, follow hygiene guidelines, and continue social distancing in the workplace. 

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Questions? Email info@draper.ut.us or call Draper City Assistant City Manager Russell Fox at 801-576-6516. 

DRAPER CITY SERVICES

The park playgrounds, pavilions, the skate park and cycle park are open to the general public. 

The health and well-being of our residents is our top priority. All essential city services will continue uninterrupted. These services include water, sewer, trash and recycling pick-up, etc. Our police officers and firefighters are seasoned professionals who serve our community on a daily basis. Their years of training mean our community is well-prepared for many different crises, including a public health crisis like COVID-19.

The Draper City Hall building and Passport office remain closed. Our staff and services are still available by phone or email. City sponsored recreational programs are also suspended and/or postponed at this time. City-owned parks and trails remain open. 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Beginning Monday, May 11 at 9 a.m., on a first-come, first-served basis, Utahns can apply for the COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program, which helps small businesses, nonprofits, tribal businesses, sole proprietors and others pay rent. The COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program was created on April 30, 2020, when Gov. Herbert signed S.B. 3006. The program grants $40 million in rental relief to Utah small businesses (up to $10,000 per business) that have lost revenue as a result of measures taken during the pandemic to minimize the public’s exposure to COVID-19. Apply here.

SURVEY RESULTS: We recognize many businesses are struggling due to the significant financial toll of the COVID-19 crisis. Draper City is committed to helping our local businesses weather this unprecedented global pandemic. We recently asked for feedback via a survey of our local businesses and nearly 100 businesses responded. Responses have been instrumental in helping the city find ways to support businesses. View survey results. 

WEEKLY BUSINESS EMAIL UPDATE: We send weekly email updates about available resources for businesses. To sign up, email us at info@draper.ut.us.

SIGNAGE: The Draper City Council recently adopted Ordinance 1430. This ordinance allows businesses to obtain a temporary permit to post signs for a longer period of time than previously allowed. In addition, the city is waiving temporary signage fees for all businesses who apply between March 20, 2020 and September 19, 2020. The intent of this ordinance is to allow businesses to post signage stating that they’re open during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Open for business? We’d like to highlight you! Send us pictures, graphics and/or information about your business to info@draper.ut.us and we’ll consider it for posting to our city website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). In addition, tag us in your posts using #draperstrong, #shoplocal and #smallbusiness.

CURBSIDE/TAKEOUT RESOURCES: Support Utah Dining and Curbside Utah are free resources that allow residents to find to-go and curbside ordering.


OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

Below is a list of available resources for businesses and residents to find more information about local efforts:


COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 (COronaVIrusDisease, 2019) is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus. The disease causes respiratory illness with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face and avoiding close contact with other people. If you think you may have COVID-19, call the Utah Coronavirus Hotline at 1-800-456-7707. For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.


DRAPER CITY’S STATE OF EMERGENCY

Draper City took a precautionary, preventative measure by declaring a State of Emergency on March 12, 2020. The order was renewed on April 7, and it expires, unless renewed again, on May 7. The proactive move is intended to protect vulnerable populations such as elderly individuals and those with underlying health conditions. More information can be found here. The following are the proclamations: