Media Release

January 6, 2022


Media Contact:

Lori Buttars
801-399-7114


Weber-Morgan Health Department Encourages Community Action Amid COVID-19 Surge

Weber-Morgan Health Department is asking residents to stay vigilant as COVID-19 case numbers rise to record-breaking numbers. WMHD Executive Director Brian Cowan strongly encourages people who live and work in Weber and Morgan Counties to engage in several precautions known to be effective in reducing the spread of viruses by:

The COVID vaccines are extremely effective at preventing serious illness and death. Because vaccine efficacy can wane over time, a booster dose is important to maintain protection. Due to the CDC’s new, shorter 5-day quarantine and isolation recommendation, masking is also now more important than ever.

"It’s concerning that two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are exceeding our highest daily case counts in Weber and Morgan counties," Cowan said. "More importantly, our hospitals continue to hover at or near capacity. We need people to come together to slow the transmission of the virus as the highly contagious Omicron variant surges through our community. We can take the lessons we’ve learned through this pandemic to keep our residents safe and healthy through this spike.”

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Contact Information

Lori Buttars

Public Information Officer

801-399-7114

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