2. Asks individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to stay home Lists COVID-19 symptoms 3. Provides notice of face mask requirements and, where applicable, social distancing requirements
The Utah Department of Health defines an organized event as a gathering of 50 or more where people cannot socially distance. One of the highlights of the order is that masks will continue to be required at organized events regardless of a county’s transmission level.
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The order also will allow for school dances to take place but requires each attendee to wear a mask. If the school dance is held inside, each attendee must receive a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to the event or must be fully vaccinated. The order can be read in its entirety below: Before a school athletic event, the school must first verify that those participating in the event have tested negative for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to the event or are fully vaccinated.
The order also clarifies restrictions for high school sports and extracurricular activities. However, the order does not apply to gatherings at private residences or religious services.
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