**This page was last updated on October 14, 2020**
NEW COVID-19 TRANSMISSION INDEX FOR UTAH
On October 13, 2020, the state announced a new COVID-19 Transmission Index to provide a balanced approach to protect communities. The transmission index clarifies the public health metrics used to determine which counties are placed in which transmission level, high, moderate, or low. These levels correspond directly to case rates, positivity rates, and ICU utilization.
Salt Lake County is considered a county in high level of transmission. For High Transmission Areas, casual social gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer people. Masks will be required in all counties in the High Transmission Area and for the next two weeks, through Oct. 29, those living in Moderate Transmission Areas will also be required to wear a mask.
View the state's resources on the new health guidance levels:
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN PUBLIC (SALT LAKE COUNTY)
Face coverings are mandatory in public in Salt Lake County through the end of 2020. Face coverings are required at public gatherings, indoor or out, where consistent social distancing is not possible. They are also required while waiting outside or inside retail and other public locations, including bars and restaurants until seated.
It is impossible to account for every potential exception, so we ask residents and visitors to use common sense and practice common decency when interpreting and applying the requirement to their public activities. For more information, visit: https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/business/ and view the FAQs.
DRAPER CITY SERVICES
The Draper City Hall building is open Monday-Friday, 10 am - 12 pm. The passport office is also open during this time by appointment only. Our staff and services are still available by phone or email.
City-owned parks and trails remain open. The park playgrounds, pavilions, the skate park and cycle park are also 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. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRANTS & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
- "Safe in Utah" COVID-19 PPE Support Grant Program helps support a business’s COVID-19 response for safely returning employees to work. Safe In Utah will begin accepting applications on July 20, 2020 at 9 a.m. (MDT). The program is designed to primarily help Utah small businesses. Items the grant helps cover include the following:
- COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program helps small businesses, nonprofits, tribal businesses, sole proprietors and others pay rent. 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.
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 email@example.com.
DRAPER CITY EFFORTS:
SIGNAGE FEES WAIVED: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.
RENEWAL PENALTY FEES WAIVED: Draper City is waiving all business license renewal penalty fees for business licenses that are currently expired. This penalty waiver shall be retroactive to February 1, 2020 and be in effect until December 31, 2020. Essentially if your business license has expired you will not be charged penalty fees to bring your business license current. If you are a business that has paid penalty fees during this timeframe, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund. Apply or renew your business license. View the waived fees announcement.
Open for business? We’d like to highlight you! Send us pictures, graphics and/or information about your business to email@example.com 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.
OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES
Below is a list of available resources for businesses and residents to find more information about local efforts:
- Governor Herbert’s Utah Leads Together Plan
- Salt Lake County’s Plan to Reopen
- A Mask for Every Utahn
- Small Business Administration (SBA) | Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
- Utah Office of Tourism COVID-19 Information and Resources
- Lendio Funding for Small Businesses
- Utah Coronavirus Information Hub
- South Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Draper Chamber of Commerce
- Silicon Slopes
- Point of the Mountain Chamber of Commerce
- Utah Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Evaluation Form
- Visit Salt Lake Travel Updates
- Department of Workforce Services (Unemployment Insurance)
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:
- Mayor’s Exercise of Emergency Power
- Emergency Interim Succession
- Public Gatherings
- City Council Meeting Rules
- Declaration of Emergency