Moab, Utah is a vacation destination that beckons travelers to come and explore a dynamic landscape where everything from climbing, hiking, biking and beyond can be entertained. While the terrain is rugged and the appeal is vast, in light of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Utah, the city of Moab and the state of Utah as a whole have put guidelines and measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures have been implemented to protect residents as well as in the hopes of slowing the spread and reopening the state to visitors in the future.

Specific Regulations for COVID-19 in Utah

As of April 1, 2020, Governor Gary Herbert issued a state-wide stay-home, stay-safe directive which falls short of being a shelter in place mandate but encourages residents to stay home as much as possible and only venture out for essential trips such as those to the grocery store, doctor or pharmacy. Certain counties and cities throughout Utah such as Summit County and Salt Lake City are under mayor-directed stay-at-home orders to pervert further transmissions of the disease in large-city hot spots. Those residents that rent their residence in the state of Utah will be released from any threat of eviction between now and May 15, 2020 and will be able to utilize a payment deferment option. Restaurants in Utah are now forbidden to serve customers outside of take-away or delivery options. As of March 28, 2020, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park are closed until further notice.

General Recommendations to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Utah

The CDC recommends that individuals stay home as much as possible during this time to prevent person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. Those most vulnerable to the outbreak are believed to include adults over the age of 65, persons with underlying health conditions and those that are regularly exposed to COVID-19 in the medical field. Regularly washing hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap is a good way to prevent the spread of the virus and should be done after coughing, sneezing or time spent in public. Wearing a mask out in public is also believed to be a beneficial strategy to slowing the spread of airborne COVID-19. While social distancing is recommended, individuals need to maintain a healthy diet, sleep, and exercise routine at home in order to promote positive mental health during this unprecedented time.

Future Forward

At Arches Vacation Rentals, we’re passionate about the city of Moab, the state of Utah and the customers we serve. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Moab in the name of travel and adventure when COVID-19 in Utah is a thing of the past. Until then, stay safe and healthy!