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.
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 has specific regional closures affecting camping.
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Four Corners are closed until further notice, along with all Navajo Tribal Parks facilities.
- Portions of Lake Powell are open with additional access coming soon. Lone Rock Campground is open.
- 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.
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.
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 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.