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Coronavirus Update

Summit County, Utah (February 28, 2020)

There have been many rumors and speculations about Coronavirus circulating on global, national and local levels over the past few weeks. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new and emerging public health concern that we are prepared to respond to locally if necessary. Although discussions about COVID-19 may be alarming, it is important to remember that, at this time, the seasonal flu is a greater public health concern in the United States. Good health practices such as washing hands frequently, covering coughs and staying home when you do not feel well are always recommended.

A recent statement by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) predicts that COVID-19 will impact the United States, and the agency is encouraging Americans and local public health agencies to be ready. Through careful planning and past experiences, the Summit County Health Department is confident in our ability to meet this potential threat and enact response plans that provide support and care to our community. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and prepare to serve our community if or when the time comes. As the situation changes and develops, we encourage you to seek information only from trusted sources such as the CDC, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), or the Summit County Health Department.

For the latest county, state and national Coronavirus updates from CDC, UDOH and the Summit County Health Department, please visit https://summitcountyhealth.org/coronavirus.