Update from the Town Council – Spike in Number of Covid Cases

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Updates from the Bluff Town Council:  The number of positive cases for COVID-19 in San Juan County went from 47 yesterday to 78 today. Hospitalizations in San Juan County went from 7 yesterday to 10 today.  Recent numbers of increased testing in San Juan County designated sites might explain the spike but COVID-19 is real. Please continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC.

(1) Taken from an article from the Salt Lake Tribune

“Gov. Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox announced a campaign, “A Mask for Every Utahn,” that has enlisted 20 Utah manufacturers to make 2 million reusable masks available free for people across the state. The program was funded as part of the federal stimulus bill, the CARES Act.

People can order a mask online, at coronavirus.utah.gov/mask. Cox said any household can place one order, with a maximum of six masks per order. Residents who already have a mask should let others order theirs first, Cox said. Once the supply of 2 million is exhausted, Cox said, there won’t be any more.”

(2) The Governor changed the level of risk in Utah from “red” (which means that there is a high risk of COVID-19 for everyone) to “orange” (which means that there is a moderate risk of COVID-19 for everyone but a high risk for those in vulnerable groups). Examples of “vulnerable” are seniors and those with pre-existing/compromised conditions, such as immune disorders, heart disease, diabetes, to name a few. This change occurred May 1. You can review “Utah Leads Together 2.0 at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-leads-together/

(3) The Bluff Town Council will meet Tuesday, May 5, at 4:00 p.m. for a work session. The Bluff Town Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, May 5, at 6:00 p.m. The proposed 2021 budget and review of the Ordinance Ordering Emergency Closures will be the work session and the regular meeting focus.

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