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Update (March 30, 2020)

Salt Lake County Issues Public Health Order regarding "Stay Home, Stay Safe"

Salt Lake County has issued a Health Order regarding “Stay Home, Stay Safe”.  Details including the Health Order, infographics, and list of essential services can be found at https://slco.org/covid-19/ 

Trans-Jordan Landfill Closed to all but "essential' haulers

Due to the State’s directive, Trans-Jordan Landfill will be closed to all but “essential” haulers effective Monday, March 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. This closure will remain in effect until further notice. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/345TiPT

Renting an Apartment? You may qualify for partial or full rent deferment in April

The Utah Apartment Association announced its plan to help renters cope with the economic impacts of COVID-19. Renters who demonstrate their financial status has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can qualify for rent deferment. When renters qualify, landlords and management companies will provide a plan to defer a portion, or potentially all, of April’s rent payment, to be paid at a later date. Visit https://www.uaahq.org/need2know.html to learn more.

Resources for Small Business Owners

Do you own a business? Are you an independent contractor? Visit our "Business Resources" page to learn about the programs designed to help businesses who've been impacted by coronavirus. Please share with business owners that you know!

Free Childcare Program for Essential Employees (Health Care & Emergency Responders)

To meet the needs of essential employees in the public health and safety sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, a free and temporary network of emergency child care programs has been established. To learn more about the One Utah Child Care program and who is qualified, please see the overview below. Visit https://jobs.utah.gov/covid19/index.html for most recent information.

Access available child care: For other individuals who are working but do not fall under the category of essential employees as defined by One Utah Child Care, many Utah child care programs remain open and available with safety protocols in place to protect both the staff and children from the spread of COVID-19. Parents can find available providers at careaboutchildcare.utah.gov.

Utah Transit Authority Reducing Frequency of Routes

Effective April 5, UTA is reducing the frequency of routes.  More information can be found at www.rideuta.com

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Crisis Nursery Extending Hours in Midvale

Life is pretty crazy right now. With social distancing, school dismissals, and employment instability, it is a VERY stressful time for families. The Family Support Center is happy to offer FREE Crisis Nursery care for children ages 0-11 in Midvale, 777 West Center Street. Reasons for care can include:

  • Child(ren) at Risk of Abuse or Neglect
  • Family Crisis/Emergencies
  • Stress/Respite Breaks
  • Treatment/Medical Appointments
  • Legal/Work Obligations
  • And More

Starting April 1, the Midvale Crisis Nursery will be expanding it’s hours. The new hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m; and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Crisis Nurseries are still OPEN and accepting emergencies, respite, and stress breaks. Non-emergency appointments will be limited to a maximum of 4 hours, and drop-off and pick-up times will be staggered to reduce exposure. They are following all of the CDC guidelines, and will continue to do so.

Please do not hesitate to reach out the them if/when you need a break. As parents and guardians we are all being pushed to our limits. You are not alone! We will get through this together. 

Update (March 23, 2020)

Midvale City urges residents to use online services

Social distancing is essential to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please visit our online services page to learn how you to use our online services instead of coming to City Hall. UPDATE: City Hall is now closed. Please use online services. 

Midvale City Justice Court Suspends Jury Trials Until After June 1
Court closed to walk-ins but will be accessible by telephone or email

To protect the public and all court participants, the Utah Judiciary has implemented their Pandemic Response Plan to bring uniformity to the operation of the courts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Utah Supreme Court and Utah Judicial Council issued an administrative order on March 21, 2020 that, among other things, instructs district court and justice court judges to suspend all civil and criminal jury trials until after June 1. Therefore, as of March 23, 2020, the court will be closed to walk-ins but will be accessible by telephone or email. The court will continue to accept filings, by email, and will take payments over the phone. Learn more by reading our recent News Article. 

If you have any questions, please call the courthouse at 801-255-4234 or email JusticeCourt@midvale.com.

Update from Canyons School District

K-12 Public Schools extend dismissal through Friday, May 1

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and Acting Commissioner of Technical Education Jared Haines announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1, and that Utah’s technical colleges will suspend teaching from Monday, March 30 until Friday, May 1. These entities will continue to evaluate the situation to make a determination about the remaining school year.

Distance learning will continue during the extended dismissal for all K-12 public schools, where feasible. Employees will be limited at school buildings, following the Governor’s and CDC’s guidelines to avoid gatherings of groups of ten or more. Teachers are being, and will continue to be, encouraged to telecommute when possible.

Canyons School District Grab-and-Go Lunches  

The Grab-and-go lunches, which are serving more than 2,000 lunches a day + deliveries to the Road Home, have been a huge help for folks in our community during the required two-week dismissal of school.  Please join us in applauding Sebasthian Varas and his employees for working so hard to provide the grab-and-go lunches at the centrally located schools throughout the District. 

Please be aware of some new information regarding Canyons District Nutrition Services:

  • Starting Tuesday, March 23, Canyons District’s Nutrition Services will start curbside delivery of sack meals. Parents don’t even have to leave their cars. All they need to do is tell our staff members how many sacks they need. If parents do not have a car, they can walk up to the serving table and request the meals, which are for children 18 years and under.
  • Starting Thursday, March 26, during the 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. grab-and-go meal service, children will receive two sacks. One will have that day’s lunch. The other will contain food and milk for the following day’s breakfast.  Our Nutrition Services workers are being asked to provide the same number of breakfast and lunches to all who seek a meal at a service location.
  • Canyons District will not serve meals during the April 6-10 Spring Recess. Information for families in need of food while the District is out for the recess can be accessed on our website.   

Tax Assistance (Utah Tax Help) Discontinued

To curb the spread of coronavirus, Utah Tax Help has discontinued offering free tax return assistance at Midvale City Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information visit www.utahtaxhelp.org. 

Utilities offering support during COVID-19 Pandemic

Midvale City

Midvale City has suspended disconnections on water services for nonpayment of utility bills at this time.  

Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy will not shut off your power for nonpayment at this time. They have suspended all service disconnections as individuals, families, businesses and communities pull together to meet our collective needs. They are reconnecting residential customers whose services were shut off. If your service was previously shut off for nonpayment, please contact them and they will work with you to restore your service.

Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain Power has suspended nonpayment disconnections at this time.  If you receive a call, text or email threatening to shut off your power unless you pay immediately - it's a SCAM. Learn the tactics scammers use and how to avoid them at rockymountainpower.net/scam. 

Update (March 18, 2020)

Update from Salt Lake County Unified Command

Emergency response teams have been busy today managing both the COVID-19 response as well as the earthquake. This afternoon, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson signed a Declaration of Emergency for the earthquake. This declaration allows the activation of additional resources to help us manage the earthquake event. Emergency crews have been busy responding to calls, inspecting buildings and infrastructure, and managing the emergency. Taylorsville High School has been set up as a shelter for those displaced for the earthquake emergency. Our teams have prepared well for an earthquake and that preparation paid off today. Emergency crews are addressing every call and situation. Reporting has shown minor damage.  There have been no fatalities and only minor injuries.  We will continue to experience aftershocks.

Residents are going out on roadways to see damage and what is happening. While we understand these residents have good intentions, they often get in the way of the effectiveness of first responders. We encourage residents to please continue social distancing, staying in your homes, and allowing first responders to do their jobs.

Salt Lake County Health Department declaration and health orders for COVID-19 remain in effect. All retail and service-oriented businesses are required to implement social distancing measures and exclude symptomatic workers from working. Social distancing should include at least 6-feet between customers in the establishment. Workers symptomatic with respiratory illness or fever must not be in the business—no exceptions.

Thank you for your thoughts and concerns regarding the various economic impacts to our community. State and local leaders are working on opportunities to mitigate the effects of these incidents. Information will be forthcoming on stimulus and other measures, but please know that economic recovery is a top priority.

  • Unified Command has established an economic recovery team. They are communicating with our Federal and State leaders regarding the various proposals under consideration.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans (for States having declared a declaration of disaster) for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  
  • Utah Workforce Services has provided information for those whose employment is being affected by COVID-19.  Information for Workforce services can be found at https://jobs.utah.gov. 
  • The U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) this afternoon.

 Specifics for the food and beverage industry:

  • Food Service: Dine-in operations are prohibited; takeout, curbside, pickup, drive-thru, delivery (including by third-party services), and mobile food (trucks/carts) are allowed with some modifications.
  • Food Delivery: Drop service only.
  • Grocery Stores and Cafeterias: Eliminate seating areas as well as any other opportunity to congregate.

Update from Canyons School District

 

Inspections of our schools and other facilities done throughout the day by the Canyons Facilities Management Department indicate the buildings did not sustain any structural damage in Wednesday morning’s earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks. That said, we understand many parents, students and employees have heightened concern about possible additional seismic activity and the continued spread of COVID-19. For that reason, the CSD employees who were scheduled to work in schools this week to assist the public have been told they may work from home Thursday and Friday. Each school principal has been given the flexibility to decide if his or her school will be open with a small staff to ensure that students receive hard-copy materials for at-home learning. Parents are asked to call their child’s school or check their school’s website for information about whether the school is open and distributing the materials.

The grab-and-go lunch program also will resume service tomorrow, Thursday, March 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the locations listed below. We ask for patience and understanding as we provide this service with a limited number of workers. If you have questions, please send an email message to communications@canyonsdistrict.org and a representative will be ready to help you. 

  • Bell View Elementary, 9800 S. 800 East
  • Copperview Elementary, 8449 S. Monroe Street
  • Crescent Elementary, 11100 S. 230 East
  • East Midvale Elementary, 6990 S. 300 East
  • Midvale Elementary, 7830 Chapel Street
  • Park Lane Elementary, 9955 S. 2300 East
  • Ridgecrest Elementary, 1800 E. 7200 South
  • Sandy Elementary,  8725 S. 280 East
  • Sprucewood Elementary, 12025 S.1000 East
  • Willow Springs Elementary,  13288 Lone Rock Dr.
  • Butler Middle,  7530 S. 2700 East
  • Eastmont Middle, 10100 S. 1300 East
  • Union Middle, 615 E. 8000 South
  • Hillcrest High, 350 S 900 East
  • Jordan High, 95 E. Beetdigger Blvd.

Take the Right Action: COVID-19 Testing (Provided by Intermountain Healthcare)
When and how to contact healthcare when you are feeling sick

  • COVID-19 symptoms are fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
  • Stay at home if you are experiencing no to mild symptoms. It's important to practice bold social distancing measures.
  • Rest, drink fluids, stay 6 feet away from others, cover coughs and sneezes, and wash your hands often.
  • Call the COVID-19 Hotline at 844-442-5224 if you have mild to moderate symptoms, available 24/7. A health care professional will assess your risk for COVID-19. If testing is needed, a medical order will be provided, and you'll be directed to a testing site.
  • For severe symptoms, visit an emergency room or dial 9-1-1 for Utah residents.
  • Because there is currently no treatment for COVID-19, a positive test - especially for normally healthy individuals - will likely result in advice from your doctor to stay home and self-isolate.|
  • Processing of COVID-19 tests will be prioritized based on risk factors due to high demand. If you haven't received follow up and your symptoms have worsened, please contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 844-442-5224 or your healthcare provider, preferably through your patient portal.

SBA (Small Business Administration) Disaster Assistance

Governor Herbert has assembled the Economic Response Task Force that will be part of the state’s overall COVID-19 response. In order to secure SBA loan funds, the State needs to demonstrate a need for assistance from the small-business community. Visit the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development for more information.

Utahns Against Hunger
Emergency Food Resources

As Utah responds to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Utahns Against Hunger will be collecting and maintaining information on emergency food resources in the state. Our county fact sheets collect information on food resources throughout Utah. These sheets include lists of pantries, information on applying for SNAP and WIC, and information on other resources like meals on wheels services. Pantries are responding to a dynamic situation, and may vary in their availability, please call ahead if possible, to confirm hours and what services pantries are able to provide. Learn more at  https://uah.org/news/item/133-food-access-info-during-covid-19-response?fbclid=IwAR1Ubv_gm-1mnV5Fh_G5ypWzLyRPY3nOv48_QjJmBAUM4BxUz5wAbL-iskk

Salt Lake County Animal Services Update

  1. Shelter: Our shelter is not closed, but we are limiting regular lobby access and reducing foot traffic as much as possible in order to reduce the possible spread of disease.  We are still functioning as normal, just without face-to-face interactions wherever possible. Services will be available by appointment only.  Calls to be answered by email/phone/web as much as possible. Anyone at the front door with a stray animal should call dispatch and have an officer meet them.
  2. Field:. Officers will move to only answering priority one calls right now (per National Animal Control Association (NACA) recommendation) .  If an Animal Officer is needed to respond to an animal problem please contact Dispatch @ 801-743-7000.

NACA Statement on Animal Control Functions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For the safety of our officers and the public they serve, NACA is advising all officers to take extra measures to mitigate the short and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures include protecting themselves properly to reduce risk of spreading the virus, as well as working to manage and minimize the number of new animals entering our shelters.

As members of the public safety community we have an obligation to perform our sworn duties during disasters both natural and man-made. To that end, NACA recommends the following:

High priority/emergency calls: At this time, officers should continue to respond to emergency and high priority calls. High priority/emergency calls include law enforcement assistance, injured or sick stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, and dangerous and aggressive dog complaints.

Non-emergency calls and activities: Officers should suspend low priority/non-emergency activity. This includes non-aggressive stray animal pick-up, leash law and licensing complaints, barking and nuisance complaints, trapping and transport of community cats, and conflict mitigation scenarios.

Shelter intake reduction: Animal control agencies should take active measures to reduce non-essential shelter intake. Measures taken should include returning pets in the field instead of impounding them, suspending non-emergency owner surrender intake, and encouraging owners who are ill to keep their pets at home whenever possible.

Personal protective equipment: Animal control officers should be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) for cases requiring a response to a location with someone who is sick or has been exposed to COVID-19. Officers should make every effort to not enter the home of anyone who is known to have been exposed to the virus.

Census 2020

We are being asked to refrain from doing a lot of things right now, and that can be difficult. Changing our habits and routines is not an easy ask. But here's one thing we are asking you to go ahead and do right now - do the 2020 Census! It is more important than ever to get the correct amount of federal funding to our communities and that means we need to county every single person. Visit https://my2020census.gov/and fill out one single form for your whole household - even if you aren't related, but still living together (i.e. roommates).

15 Days to Slow the Spread

President Trump announced new guidelines to address COVID-19 in communities across the nation.  The President's coronavirus guidelines are called "15 Days to Slow the Spread."  

15 days to slow the spread

Update (March 16, 2020)

Status of City Services

  • Midvale City Hall and Public Works CLOSED every Friday - City Hall and Public Works will continue to provide essential services, Monday through Thursday.  City Hall be closed every Friday (March 20, 27, April 3 and 10) for the next four weeks. Public Works is always closed every Friday throughout the year. Public Works employees will continue to be on call for emergencies. 
  • Online Services. We highly encourage the use of online services. Please visit www.MidvaleCity.org to learn more.
  • Utility Billing Counter (1st floor) and Community Development Counter (2nd floor)
    The counters will remain functional, with limited staffing and added precautions, including social distancing, ongoing disinfection, added signage and encouragement of use of online services. During this crisis, we are not charging a fee to accept Utility Billing payments over the phone. Please be patient, as hold times may take longer than normal due to limited staffing. 
  • Midvale Justice Court. The following court hearings will continue to be held. The courthouse is not open to the Public. Please call the courthouse with any questions 801-255-4234 or email  justicecourt@midvale.com.
    • Bench warrant
    • Domestic violence arraignments
    • Small claims hearings
    • All other hearings will be postponed. We will contact parties to reschedule for a future time.
  • All non-essential city meetings will be rescheduled. City Council and Planning Commission meetings may take place electronically. Stay tuned for more information.
  • Employee Staffing Considerations:  We are taking all necessary precautions for the safety of our employees. Our goal is to protect all of our employees and those with whom they interact.
    • Sick. All sick individuals are required to stay home and use available sick leave; 
    • Exposure Risk. Possible quarantine depending on determined level of risk;
    • Telecommuting. We are allowing our employees to telecommute when feasible to ensure social distancing. 

Salt Lake County Health Department 

The Salt Lake County Health Department declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County is prohibiting dine-in food service at restaurants and bars, effective at 11:00 p.m. Monday, March 16. Take-out, delivery and grocery shopping is still permitted but with tighter rules.

All retail and service-oriented businesses are required to implement social distancing measures and exclude symptomatic workers from working. Social distancing should include at least 6-feet between customers in the establishment. Workers symptomatic with respiratory illness or fever must not be in the business — no exceptions.

       Specifics for the food and beverage industry:

  • Food Service: Dine-in operations are prohibited; takeout, curbside, pickup, drive-thru, delivery (including by third-party services), and mobile food (truck/carts) are allowed with some modifications.
  • Food Delivery: Drop service only.
  • Grocery Stores and Cafeterias: Eliminate seating areas as well as any other opportunity to congregate.

Encourage Calm Preparedness

Practice calm concern for not only ourselves and those in our immediate influence, but also to your neighbors and our community. Our adherence to the best practices and safety precautions is necessary to ensure we all remain as healthy as possible. Emergencies can bring out the best and worst in people--let's ensure the COVID-19 emergency brings out the best. That is the Utah Way.

Job Affected by Coronavirus?

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 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 this website or call the Claims Assistance and Re-Employment Team at 801-526-4400.

Public message from Salt Lake County Health Department

If you are ill with respiratory symptoms, don’t visit a hospital or clinic without calling first to receive instructions, or consider utilizing a telemedicine service. If you are healthy but have questions or concerns, DO NOT visit a healthcare facility—“worried well” individuals are flooding healthcare providers with COVID-19 concerns, and exhausting health care resources for those who are truly in need. Instead, call 1-800-456-7707 with questions or concerns.

The State of Utah has issued the following based on concern about community spread:

  • Closures of schools beginning on Monday, March 16th.  Information regarding school closures have been updated by the State.  Children that go to the school to receive a lunch (or breakfast in those schools that provide them) will not be allowed to stay in the schools.
  • Limit mass gatherings of more than 100 people if everyone in the group is healthy, including church.
  • If you are older than the age of 60 or are immunocompromised, you should limit your participation in groups of more than 20 at a time.
  • If you can work from home, the State is asking business leaders to implement teleworking as soon as possible.
  • Long-term care facilities will have restricted or screened access.
  • All Utah Systems of Higher Education institutions are ‘going digital’. Campuses and campus services will remain open. Labs will still be held.

President Donald Trump announcement

During a briefing this afternoon, President Donald J. Trump announced his Administration will release new guidelines urging Americans to avoid gatherings larger than 10 people for the next 15 days to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Update (March 15, 2020)

The Salt Palace Convention Center and the Mountain America Expo Center (formerly South Towne Expo Center) will be closed as of Monday, March 16, until further notice amid concerns about preventing a widespread coronavirus outbreak in Salt Lake County.

Update (March 14, 2020)

Midvale City has been providing timely information to the public on city-specific updates in regards to COVID-19 that can be found on this COVID-19 Updates page. Additionally, we would like to keep our community updated on additional services that are provided by other agencies, such Salt Lake County, the State of Utah, etc. Please send an email to Lmagness@midvale.com if there services missing on this list:

Animal Services (Salt Lake County Animal Services)

The shelter is not closed, but they are limiting regular lobby access and reducing foot traffic as much as possible. They are still functioning as normal, just without face-to-face interactions wherever possible. The following services will be available by appointment only, all others will be suspended until we return to normal operations.

Returns to Owners: If someone believes their pet is at the shelter, call 385-468-7387, or email animal@slco.org, during normal business hours to setup an appointment. Please leave a message if the line is busy. Allow up-to 48 hours for an enforcement specialist to respond.

Adoptions: If someone is interested in adopting a specific pet, please email adoptions@slco.org to set up an appointment during business hours. Allow up-to 72 hours for an adoptions specialist to make contact.

Animal Emergencies/Incoming Stray Pets: If someone has an animal emergency or a stray/lost animal, please call Dispatch at 801-743-7000 and an Animal Control Officer will be in contact.

Events & Volunteers: At this point all events and programs have been cancelled through April 4. Both volunteers and community service workers will not be allowed in the building during this time as well.

The pets at Animal Services are healthy and well cared for by staff at all times. Updates will be posted on their social media channels. Visit AdoptUtahPets.org for animal related questions or information.

Boys & Girls Club of Midvale

All Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake locations will suspend before and after school programs for school aged children effective Monday, March 16 for 2 weeks. Visit www.gslclubs.org for more information.

City Council (Midvale City)

The Midvale City Council , Redevelopment Agency, and Planning Commission may hold meetings electronically. These meetings will comply with the Open Meetings Act to ensure that the City's business continues to be exercised in public and transparently. Visit www.MidvaleCity.org for more information. 

Court (Midvale City Justice Court)

The following Court hearings will be held as normal:

  • Bench warrant
  • Domestic violence arraignments
  • Small claims hearings
  • All other hearings will be postponed. We will contact parties to reschedule for a future time.
  • Traffic school will be postponed. The 60-day requirement to complete traffic school will be extended.

Fire (Unified Fire Authority)

Unified Fire Authority (UFA) is restricting non-critical interactions with the public (including station visits, open houses, ride-a-longs, etc.) 911 emergency response will continue unaffected for both UPD and UFA. Residents who experience COVID-19 symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, and fever, who require emergency care should notify dispatch of symptoms so emergency workers can take necessary precautions.

Food Bank (Utah Community Action)

Curbside emergency food assistance pickup is available at the Copperview and Redwood Food and Resource Centers. Visit www.utahca.org for more information.

Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care Partnership (Utah Community Action)

All Head Start classrooms will be closed for 2 weeks starting Monday, March 16.

Head Start children can receive curbside pickup breakfast, lunch, and snack at the locations below. Visit the Utah Community Action website for more details. www.utahca.org 

Library (Salt Lake County)

Salt Lake County has closed all libraries, including the Ruth Tyler Library, until further notice. Visit www.slcolibrary.org for more information.

Police (Unified Police Department)

Unified Police Department (UPD) has implemented some minor changes to their daily operations. Access to UPD precinct buildings will be limited. This will affect report pick-up and prescription drug drop-offs. Records requests and pick-ups must be made at the Sheriff’s Office Administration Building located at 3365 S 900 W, South Salt Lake. Access to this office will be limited, however it will remain open to conduct essential business only. Residents needing non-emergency police assistance should call dispatch at 801-743-7000. Visit www.updsl.org for more information.

Salt Lake County Facilities

In addition to the senior center and library, the County has closed all recreation centers, libraries, arts and cultural facilities, the equestrian center, Discovery Gateway and the Clark Planetarium.  

Schools (Canyons School District)

Canyons School District is dismissing school for two weeks starting the morning of Monday, March 16. This means schools will not be in session from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27. While the Canyons District Offices will be open to conduct the public’s business for the two-week dismissal period, until further notice, classes will be dismissed until Monday, March 30. If this date is extended for any reason, Canyons District will immediately communicate with parents.

During the state-requested dismissal of K-12 public schools, Canyons District elementary, middle, and high schools will be open to the public during regular school hours on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. During these two days, students may come to the school briefly to collect personal items or homework left behind at school. During the two-week dismissal, select Canyons District schools will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. so that students can participate in the School Nutrition Program. Sack lunches will be available for any child under 18 years of age. The schools will be open to students to quickly obtain the grab-and-go-meals. To learn more visit https://bit.ly/39ZSLBa

In addition to the dismissal of classes, all District-related athletic competitions and practices, school activities, events, dances, and performances are cancelled. Community Education classes also are cancelled. If you have questions about Canyons District’s response to COVID-19-related issues, please refer to canyonsdistrict.org or Canyons District’s social media pages, which will be updated regularly. If you have additional questions or comments, please send an email message tocommunications@canyonsdistrict.org and a representative will be ready to help you. 

Senior Center (Salt Lake County)

The Midvale Senior is closed until further notice. Utah Community Action is offering curbside senior meal pickup at the Millcreek, Midvale and Draper senior center cafes. Visit www.slco.org for more information.

Tax Assistance (Utah Tax Help)

Utah Tax Help will continue to offer free tax return assistance to individuals with families making under $52,000 per year at Midvale City Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Steps will be taken to ensure the safety of individuals attending these workshops. For more information or to schedule an appointment visit www.utahtaxhelp.org

Trash and Recycle (Ace Recycling and Disposal)

Ace Recycling and Disposal will continue to provide trash and recycling pick up services. Bulky waste pick up will continue to occur on the third full week of the month, on your regular trash day.

Water (Midvale City)

Your public drinking water is safe from COVID-19 as our source protection, water treatment, and system disinfection protect against water-borne viral infections, including coronavirus. Midvale has plans in place to maintain all essential water operation functions, and several levels of redundancy and backup water supplies on hand if needed. The COVID-19 emergency should not interrupt our water supply. However, an earthquake or natural disaster is always a risk, so it is a good idea to keep water on hand and stored for such emergencies. Emergency planners recommend you store one gallon per person in your household per day: two quarts for drinking, two quarts for food preparation and sanitation.

Phishing and Scams

There have been a number of reports of phishing and scam attempts. It is not uncommon during a state of emergency for predators to attempt to prey on the sense of vulnerability. We would encourage residents to be vigilant in efforts to thwart such attacks.  Protect yourself! Learn tips from the Federal Trade Commission

Midvale City Declares Local Emergency (March 13, 2020)

In light of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, and the recommendations from the Utah COVID-19 Task Force to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Robert Hale has declared a state of emergency in Midvale City.

The city's foremost priority is the health and safety of the community and our employees. This declaration is part of an ongoing response and clears the way for the resources, coordination, and authority needed to respond to any changes in the situation. The declaration does not signify any increase in risk to our community, and there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Midvale City. It allows us to strengthen our response efforts and ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our community, especially the vulnerable populations such as elderly individuals and those with underlying health conditions.

The emergency declaration shall take effect immediately and will be ongoing for 30 days unless an extension is authorized by the Midvale City Council by resolution. The declaration includes the following actions:

  • During the term, water service will not be disconnected for non-payment of Midvale City Utility Bills.
  • All public mass gatherings (more than 100 people) are prohibited within the corporate boundaries of Midvale City.
  • The City Council, Redevelopment Agency, and Planning Commission may hold meetings electronically. These meetings would comply with the Open Meetings Act to ensure that the City’s business continues to be exercised in public and transparently.

Cities that declare a local emergency are permitted under state law to take additional measures they may deem necessary. Midvale City is taking the following precautionary measures:

  • City Hall will remain open. However, City services will be limited to essential functions only.
  • The following Court hearings will be held as normal:
    • Bench warrant
    • Domestic violence arraignments
    • Small claims hearings
    • All other hearings will be postponed. We will contact parties to reschedule for a future time.
    • Traffic school will be postponed. The 60-day requirement to complete traffic school will be extended.

If you have traveled recently out of the United States to areas known to be affected by COVID-19, we ask you not to visit Midvale City Hall. Most business can be conducted electronically through the MidvaleCity.org website.

Midvale City will continue all essential city services. This includes water and utilities, and police (Unified Police Department) and fire (Unified Fire Authority.) Unified Police Department (UPD) has implemented some minor changes to their daily operations. Access to UPD precinct buildings will be limited. This will affect report pick-up and prescription drug drop-offs. Records requests and pick-ups must be made at the Sheriff’s Office Administration Building located at 3365 S 900 W, South Salt Lake. Access to this office will be limited, however it will remain open to conduct essential business only. Residents needing non-emergency police assistance should call dispatch at 801-743-7000. Unified Fire Authority (UFA) is restricting non-critical interactions with the public (including station visits, open houses, ride-a-longs, etc.) 911 emergency response will continue unaffected for both UPD and UFA. Residents who experience COVID-19 symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, and fever, who require emergency care should notify dispatch of symptoms so emergency workers can take necessary precautions.

“Now is the time to come together to ensure our vulnerable population is protected. Be mindful of your elderly family members, neighbors and community as you consider your activities at this time. Please don’t take unnecessary risks, especially if you are feeling symptomatic,” said Mayor Hale. “Healthy adults can do their part to protect the older population by delivering groceries and making sure older, susceptible adults have items they need to survive a quarantine or isolation period.” 

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control recommends that everyone do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat. Individuals should familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Older people and people with severe chronic conditions should take special precautions.

We encourage residents to follow Governor Herbert’s recommendations on how to limit the spread of COVID-19 for the next two weeks beginning on Monday, March 16:

  • If you are older than the age of 60 or are immunocompromised, you should limit your participation in groups of more than 20 at a time
  • Limit mass gatherings of more than 100 people if everyone in the group is healthy, including church
  • Limit access to Senior Assisted Living Centers
  • Telecommute when possible
  • Cancel all non-essential travel
  • If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home

Midvale City, in coordination with Salt Lake County Health Department, the Center for Disease Control, and the Utah Department of Health, will continue to monitor this health crisis and will modify its recommendations going forward.

COVID-19 Resources

If you have questions about COVID-19, the Utah Department of Health has established a hotline at (800)456-7707. Additional information may be found on the following websites:

    State Information Website: coronavirus.utah.gov
    Centers for Disease Prevention and Control: cdc.gov
    Salt Lake County Health Department: slco.org/health/COVID-19/
    Midvale City: MidvaleCity.org/coronavirus

Members of the public who believe they may have been exposed to the coronavirus should call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line (800)456-7707.