Mask Mandates in Effect
Masks are currently mandated in public, both indoors and where social distancing isn't possible outdoors, throughout much of Utah in all areas experiencing a High Level of Transmission.
Counties with Moderate Level of Transmission have mask requirements in effect until at least 10/29 and may retain mask requirements thereafter.
Masks are strongly recommended even in areas with Low Level of Transmission.
Note: This list is updated daily.
National parks and public lands
All national parks are open, but some services and activities are limited. Consult the current conditions and alerts page for each park before planning your travel.
In addition, please note:
- Moab may have specific regional closures.
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Four Corners are closed until further notice, along with all Navajo Tribal Parks facilities.
- Visiting the national parks virtually
- National Park Service alerts and closures
- BLM Current Operations in Utah
- U.S. Forest Service updates
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife (call for status updates and closures)
Utah state parks
State parks are open to all visitors — except those state parks under a local health order restriction. See the latest information
Utah's ski resorts are preparing to open in late November and are creating streamlined operations, safety guidelines and pass options and assurances to help you plan ahead and navigate skiing in Utah during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about planning your ski trip during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cities and Amenities
Several cities currently fall within high and moderate risk levels of transmission, but the Transmission Index guidelines permit operation of most businesses with a range of health and safety measures to protect business owners and patrons. Scroll down to learn about practices and requirements for dining, bars, live performances and more public spaces. Consult this resource for the latest local directives and orders governing each county and this PDF for full definitions and descriptions.
Travel with Care
The state's travel guidelines request that the general public reconsider non-essential travel to areas with widespread community transmission of COVID-19. Adhere to the guidelines of the geographical areas through which you are traveling, which in higher risk areas may include self-quarantine for some visitors — consult with the chat at coronavirus.utah.gov if you are unsure.
Fortunately, public lands are open for dispersed outdoor recreation activities, which are a great way to stay active and follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Follow these adapted tips from the U.S. Forest Service to plan a fun and safe outing:
Before Your Visit:
Call ahead. Review the websites and social media that offer information on local conditions, but visitors are encouraged to reach out to local tourism contacts and land managers with any additional questions.
Select an appropriate activity. Hiking, biking, stargazing and dispersed camping are fantastic options. Avoid high-risk activities like rock climbing or backcountry activities, as law enforcement and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID 19 issues.
Select low-traffic locations and times. Discover a new area. Visit less-traveled locations like state parks and national monuments during non-peak hours to avoid crowding. Check out the regions that surround and compliment each national park.
Bring necessary supplies. Services like trash pickup and restroom maintenance could be limited or not available at some locations. Bring the supplies you might need such as trash bags and hand sanitizer.
During Your Visit:
Evaluate your surroundings. When you arrive at the recreation area, evaluate your surroundings. A full parking lot or crowded trailhead might indicate that there are too many people recreating. For your safety and the safety of other visitors, please consider changing locations or returning at a less active time. Always have a back-up plan at this time.
Keep your distance from others. Everyone wants to safely enjoy public lands. Please make sure to stay at least six feet away from other visitors as recommend by the CDC. Wear face coverings in settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Support local. Find ways to support the local communities that surrounds these natural areas. Stock up with groceries locally, stop in an artisan shop or eat at a restaurant in addition to campfire meals. Read tips for supporting local.
After Your Visit:
Pack it in, pack it out. Take trash with you when you leave. Trash overflowing the receptacles becomes litter and can be harmful to wildlife and attract predators. This is part of an ethic we call Forever Mighty.