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Coronavirus Updates: Most of Utah moves to "Low Risk" or Yellow category on Saturday; LDCC to resume limited in-person services

May 16, 2020

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Governor Herbert announced that most of Utah would further ease COVID restrictions Saturday May 16th.

The announcement moves most of the State from Moderate Risk (Orange) to Low Risk (Yellow) starting this Saturday, May 16th.  The move further opens up local businesses and allows groups of up to 50 people to gather in social interactions.  Although Salt Lake County has been moved to Yellow, Salt Lake City and West Valley City remain in the Orange or Moderate Risk category.  Summit, Grand and Wasatch counties also remain in the Orange category.

Last week, state officials clarified public health orders that allowed religious services to resume with social distancing guidelines.  Patrons are required to keep 6 feet of distance between family groups and not to congregate in groups larger than 20.

LDCC resumes in-person services May 17th

The Latter Day Church of Christ will resume limited in-person church services in their Salt Lake County branches tomorrow May 17th for the first time in two months.  The LDCC had been offering sermons, Sunday school lessons and other content online for members to view at home since March 22nd.

An LDCC representative stated,

"We will be spacing rows of chairs in groups of 20 and 6-feet apart to comply with all health guidelines.  We encourage all congregants to observe social distancing.  Any individuals who are feeling sick or who are considered high risk, including the elderly and anyone who is immunocompromised are asked to stay home."

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