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What you need to know about COVID-19 in Utah
The Utah Office of Tourism follows the recommendations of the color-coded phased health guidelines released by the state's Economic Response Task Force. Each phase outlines health and safety recommendations for Utahns that visitors to Utah can evaluate to make personal decisions about travel to Utah. As Utah's Department of Health monitors COVID-19 cases and transmission through the state, phased guidelines may change locally, so visitors are encouraged to check regularly.
If you are traveling to Utah from another U.S. state, Utah currently has no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements if you are healthy. Visitors to Utah can protect themselves and Utahns by following state and local public health guidelines, which includes social distancing, enhanced hygiene protocols and the wearing of masks indoors and where social distancing is difficult. Please see areas with mask mandates below.
Much of Utah is currently in the low-risk phase, recommending reasonable precautions. The agencies that manage Utah’s outdoor recreation are committed to keeping public lands open while protecting visitors and staff.
To assist with your travel decisions in the short and long term, we will continue to update this page with the most timely and accurate information possible. Always check the status and alerts of the area you plan to visit using the resources below. You are also welcome to ask additional questions using the chat feature on this page. 

Mask Mandates in Effect

Masks are currently mandated in public, both indoors and where social distancing isn't possible outdoors, in the following areas:

  • Salt Lake County.
  • Summit County, in which Park City is located.
  • Grand County, in which Moab is located.
  • The city of Springdale, which is the gateway town to Zion National Park.
  • The city of Logan. 

Coronavirus Closures

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:

Additional resources:

Utah state parks

State parks are open to all visitors — except those state parks under a local health order restriction. See the latest information.


Salt Lake City is in the yellow "Low Risk" phase. Consult this resource for the latest local directives and orders governing each county. In addition:

  • In Salt Lake and Summit counties, it is mandatory to wear a mask while in businesses, restaurants while waiting to be seated, and at community gatherings. 
  • Dine-in is permitted and eating establishments are exercising extreme precautions.
  • Hotels and other other accommodations are open and exercising extreme precautions.
  • Gyms, salons, and other personal care establishments, have resumed operations under strict guidelines. Call ahead and learn what to expect before planning a visit.
  • In addition, museums, performing arts centers, visitor centers, and entertainment options with occupancy above around 25 people are closed, but there are a handful of safe and social activities. Call to confirm openings before making any travel plans until further notice. See Visit Salt Lake for additional updates. More area closures are listed here.

Ski resorts

Many ski resorts in Utah have resumed summer operations. Learn more about offerings at each resort.


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 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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Stay home if you feel sick. Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit. Stay up-to-date on latest instruction from the Utah Coronavirus Task Force.

  5. 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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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:

  1. 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.