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Grand County Utah COVID-19

Posted on: March 28, 2020

FIRST COVID-19 CASE IN GRAND COUNTY

Coronavirus

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified in Grand County, Utah on March 27th, in an adult female between the ages of 25 and 45. SEUHD initial indication is the spread of disease was likely from contact with others from outside of Utah.

FIRST COVID-19 CASE IN GRAND COUNTY

 

For any visit to Moab Regional Hospital, please call them before arriving at (435) 719-3998.

*For Seniors and AT-RISK Assistance please note the call-in number: (435) 259-6623*
Email us: GrandTaskForce@GrandCountyUtah.net


The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified in Grand County, Utah on the evening of March 27th in an adult female between the ages of 25 and 45. Southeast Utah Health Department (SEUHD) is still investigating, however, initial information indicates that the spread of disease was likely through contact with individuals from outside of Utah. SEUHD is working with the individual to identify people and places that were potentially exposed. The patient and her known contacts have been asked to remain isolated at home and will remain under active monitoring until at least 14 days from symptom onset and resolution of symptoms.

Although we have been preparing for this eventuality, we understand that this news can be unnerving and cause for public concern. We would like to ask that privacy concerns be respected at this time. We are hopeful that our unprecedented, unified efforts as a community will slow the spread of COVID-19 in Grand County enough to allow our healthcare the ability to sustain care for those who need it.

Please, remember that the ONLY tools we have to combat this virus is your adherence to the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive that was issued from the Utah Governor’s Office earlier today, and your increased personal hygiene practices. Remember if you must be around others to physically distance yourself at least 6-feet from them to protect yourself and them. Diligently wash your hands often and for at least 20-seconds. Disinfect frequently. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow. These little things make a big difference.



PROGRAMS:

A list of resources is being updated on www.GrandTaskForce.org for your reference. We will be expanding upon those and providing information on new resources as they become available.

If you’re in need of assistance to secure essential items, would like to donate items, and/or to volunteer, please sign up at MoabCOVID.org

If you are 65 years old or older, or at-risk with an underlying medical condition, Grand County can help ensure you have the essential daily items you need to be delivered to your doorstep by calling (435) 259-6623.


Sign up for GrandCountyAlerts.org 

When an emergency occurs, seconds can make a difference. GrandCountyAlerts.org now allows you to be notified of emergencies that occur in your neighborhood by text, phone call, and/or email.


In times of need, we need our community. Please consider calling to check in with your family, friends, and neighbors to make sure they are doing okay.


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