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COVID-19

Swiss Days 2020 Canceled

Midway Boosters announced Saturday they will cancel Swiss Days this year. The club's announcement on its website said their decision was due to COVID-19 and came "under direction of the Wasatch Health Department." Swiss Days has been an annual tradition in Midway since the 1940's.  According to the state tourism website, visitutah.com, the festival is the second-largest in Utah after Pioneer Day, and 100,000 people come to Midway every September for the event.  The festival began as a harvest celebration, then turned…

Wasatch County Orders Supplies To Re-Distribute To County Businesses

Wasatch County has ordered cleaning and protective supplies to aid local businesses impacted by COVID-19. The county plans to make the supplies available as the community prepares for a gradual reopening of activity. At a special Wasatch County Council meeting on Tuesday County Manager Mike Davis reported the county had ordered 50,000 surgical masks to arrive in the early part of May. Davis says although suppliers could not guarantee a date, the county did lock in a price on the masks in response to daily rising of costs.…

Wasatch County Officials Prepare For Gradual Reopening Of Local Economy

Wasatch County leadership is working on the next phase in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During an update to the Wasatch County Council, Health Department Director Randall Probst compared the county response to COVID-19 to a light bulb being dimmed down. Now he says they’re preparing to make gradual adjustments to brighten the metaphorical bulb. “We started working with some of our businesses to start to identify what it’s going to look like as we start turning up that switch,” Probst explained. “It’s not going…

Wasatch County Announces Extension Of ‘Stay At Home’ Order Through May 1

On Monday evening Wasatch County Health Department announced the extension of their ‘Stay at Home’ order. Wasatch County Health Department Director Randall Probst says after consideration and meeting with community leaders they announced that the ‘Stay at Home’ order originally given on April 1 will be extended through May 1. The order requires that all nonessential businesses and operations cease. The order also asks residents to only leave their homes for limited activities while applying social distancing. Probst said…

Rent Deferment Offers Options For Tenants And Landlords

With the end of the month coming up many renters are unsure of what their options are if they’ve experienced a decrease in income. Options exist for landlords and tenants in the form of rent deferment. With the end of the month coming up many renters are unsure of what their options are if they’ve experienced a decrease in income. Options exist for landlords and tenants in the form of rent deferment or rent reduction. Heber resident Jeff Daybell is a lawyer with a private practice, he also works for the Utah State Bar,…

Wasatch County Upgraded To Stay At Home Order

Wasatch County Council announced the upgrade to a Stay at Home Monday afternoon, The order goes into effect April 1st at 7:00 am. Wasatch County Health Department Director Randall Probst read the announcement. The meeting was streamed live at council chambers. You can find a link to the stream here. The whole order can be read here. Non-essential businesses and operations are ordered to cease. definition of essential vs. non-essential businesses can be found in the order. The order says residents can only leave…