Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Midvale City encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, be aware, and be prepared.march 29 stay home county

 

Midvale City continues to engage in daily communications with Salt Lake County Emergency Management,  Salt Lake County Health Department, as well as monitoring advisories issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This is a rapidly evolving situation; the CDC is constantly reviewing and updating its guidance as needed.

The CDC is tracking confirmed cases across the United States. For the latest on case counts, visit the CDC's website on COVID-19

Social distancing measures are an important weapon to fight the spread of this virus and also can reduce the impact of this virus on communities as a whole. Therefore, plans and procedures include isolating ill people and quarantining people who may have been exposed, as well as potentially cancelling school, church, and community events. Decisions about the implementation of community measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness. Implementation will require extensive community engagement, with ongoing and transparent public health communications.

While the immediate risk of this virus for most of the American public is believed to be low at this time, the CDC continues to stress that the most effective way to prevent the spread of any disease is through proper hygiene. There are a number of steps that we can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. 

Practice everyday preventive actions such as:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Perform frequent hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Heavily soiled hands should be washed.
  • Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Starting at age 60, there is an increasing risk of disease, and the risk increases with age.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. Visit the CDC's webpage, People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19, to learn more. 

Stay Aware and Be Informed

Midvale City utilizes a variety of communication tools residents can use to keep themselves informed of emergencies directly impacting the community. Visit the City's Emergency Management webpage to learn about these tools. We also encourage you to monitor the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus webpage for regular updates on this evolving situation.

Additional Resources

 

Center for Disease Control 

Prevention and Treatment

Handwashing: A Family Activity

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)

If you are an employee negatively impacted by COVID-19 because you are sick or otherwise unable to go to work due to the virus, you should apply for unemployment insurance. Following your application, the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) will work with you to determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits.

DWS will not send links for commercial products. To apply for Utah Unemployment benefits, enter direct deposit information or make any changes, you must access your claim through their website or call the Claims Assistance and Re-Employment Team at 801-526-4400.

Visit the DWS website to learn more https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/home