Public health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation. Residents and businesses must take personal responsibility to be informed and take actions based on common sense and wise judgment that will protect health and support economic reactivation.
The good news is that Utah is already recognized as one of the country’s healthiest states, with one of its best economies. That praise and recognition have been consistent for the past decade.
Like the rest of the world, our country and other states, we find ourselves facing uncertainty about the threat COVID-19 creates for Utahns’ health, well-being, and the state’s economy.
Paraphrasing what Gov. Herbert has often said since the pandemic began, we’ve been through difficult things in the past and gotten through them, and we’ll get through this together.
For our families, neighbors and friends, let’s help one another during these challenging, uncertain times. Let’s keep Utah healthy. Let’s reactivate Utah’s economy.
Being healthy in Utah includes:
Wear face masks
Safe physical distancing
Stay home if you’re sick
Preventive care & Wellness checks
Immunizations and flu shots
Seek medical help in urgent situations
Resources & information
Information for healthcare providers
COVID-19 general information
Ways to help
Find more information on the state’s coronavirus site, managed by the Utah Department of Health.
Influenza (Flu) resources
Get vaccinated at a location near you
Subscribe to flu email updates
Influenza information for the public
How to prevent seasonal flu
Utah has long been recognized for its citizens’ health and wellness, boasting the country’s lowest rate per capita of cancer deaths. The state also ranks lowest in the nation for excessive drinking, smoking and diabetes.
With its strong life science industry, Utah is a pioneer in healthcare and home to important medical innovations, including the Kolff artificial heart. From life expectancy to health-related behaviors, Utah is one of the healthiest and most health-conscious states in the country.
Having the country’s youngest median age of 31 also contributes to the state’s overall health.
While some may hesitate — given the COVID-19 pandemic — to engage with Utah’s healthcare system, now is an important time to complete wellness checks and maintain immunizations. These activities help Utahns maintain a high level of health and wellness, which contributes to lower coronavirus mortality rates.
Please visit the Utah Department of Health’s healthy living webpage for a complete list of recommendations for cancer screenings and prevention, diabetes prevention, food safety, vaccines and immunizations, and more.