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Statewide Measures to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Gov. Gary Herbert, the Utah Coronavirus Task Force, and health officials are taking proactive steps to limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Utah communities. These actions are effective until March 30 and will be revised as the situation requires to keep Utahns safe and healthy.

If You Think You May Have COVID-19

If you have recently traveled or been exposed to somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19 and experience symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, you should seek immediate medical care. Be sure to tell your doctor about your recent travel, and avoid contact with other people while you are sick.

Prevention Methods for Everybody

Everyone can take steps to stop the spread of disease, such as:

Avoid non-essential travel to China any coronavisus hotspots.
Avoid travel and contact with other people if you are sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Avoid contact with sick people.

Protect Your Business, Employees

Business owners and employers may be concerned about how the novel coronavirus could impact their workplace, and employees may be concerned about stigma or discrimination.

Click here for recommended strategies to protect your workplace.


There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover without treatment. However, you can do some things to relieve your symptoms:

Take pain and fever medications (Caution: Do not give aspirin to children).
Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough.
If you are mildly sick: drink plenty of liquids, stay home, and rest.

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