"With current high levels of vaccination and high levels of population immunity from both vaccination and infections, the risk of medically significant disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced for most people." CDC

(Current 3.15.22)

  • The CDC has significantly changed their county-by-county recommendations so that in most geographies, including Utah, very few individuals are recommended to mask indoors. 
  • Click here to see your county's risk level. As of 3.15.22, all UT counties are at medium or low community transmission.
  • Click here to see the CDC's recommendations for each risk level.
  • After 3.31.22 the state of Utah will no longer offer free testing. Individuals needing a test for work, travel, or events will need to pay for it themselves. Here is a PDF for event organizers on where to find tests. The plethora of free testing available in UT has not been available in most states.
  • After 3.31.22 the state of Utah will shift from daily case counts to weekly case counts.
  • After 3.31.22 the state of Utah will no longer publish their own county-by-county transmission index and will instead link to the CDC index linked above. To be informed on levels of transmission in your area, rely on the CDC site above.
  • HB60 did not pass at the 2022 legislative session, this means that businesses may still set their own policies regarding COVID tests, proof of vaccine, and masks for consumers. UCA did negotiate on this bill on behalf of the industry.
  • HB63 did pass at the 2022 legislative session. This means that employers must accept proof of infection in lieu of proof of vaccine if they have a vaccine requirement for employees. Employers may still mandate vaccines for their employees otherwise. UCA did negotiate on this bill on behalf of the industry.

The tl;dr:

  • You as businesses may still set your own COVID-19 health policies.
  • However if proof of vaccine OR negative test is part of your policies, your attendees may soon find it difficult to find testing.
  • According to the CDC, only the high risk need to wear a mask indoors in some areas of the country.