Media Release

For Immediate Release

April 14, 2020

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Lori Buttars

Weber-Morgan Health Department Extends Public Health Order for COVID-19 Prevention

(Ogden, UT) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Weber-Morgan Health Department is extending its Public Health Directive and Order, with few changes except to add provisions prohibiting nightly and short-term rentals of private homes.

“It has been our intention all along to address the COVID-19 outbreak in two-week periods and to make adjustments as needed,” says Brian Bennion, executive director of the Weber-Morgan Health Department. “The steps we are taking are working, with the public’s help, and so we are staying the course. We are proud of our community and the way they have responded. By continuing these social distancing efforts, we will not lay to waste all the work that has gone in to keeping our community safe.”

The revised document is presented in two parts, directives and formal orders that will be in effect until 11:59 PM on May 1.

The directives match previous guidelines for individuals and businesses with a new directive for home owners to refrain from nightly or short-term rentals of private property.

The order outlines requirements for individuals who test positive for COVID-19, holds to the previous closures of nonessential businesses that cannot observe the 6-foot social distancing necessary for prevention, and maintains the restrictions on food services to offer only drive-through, take out or delivery.

“This is not a shelter-in-place order and we are not shutting down most businesses,” said Weber County Commissioner Jim Harvey. “We want to keep our communities and our economy moving as much as safely possible. As your Commissioners, we spend countless hours listening to problems and looking for solutions. We know this time is extremely difficult. I am confident Weber County residents will continue to do their part so we can move through this quickly and on to a brighter day.

To read a copy of the revised Public Health Directive and Order, see:


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