2019 file photo taken inside the St. George branch of the WashingtonCounty Library System, Utah, Aug. 6, 2019 | Photo by More Kessler, St. George News“It’s a slow reopening,” Library System Director Joel Tucker said. The county library will open levels of access over the next three weeks in a three-tiered process if all goes as planned, Tucker said.
The first tier will run from this Friday to May 8 and will include regular business hours with limited access. Inside the St. George branch of the WashingtonCounty Library System, Utah, Aug. 6, 2019 | File photo by More Kessler, St. George Meanwhile patrons are not required to wear masks, library staff will until further notice, Tucker said.
Gary Herbert moves the state from a level of high to moderate risk for COVID-19 starting Friday. The WashingtonCounty Commission also announced its intent to reopen the county earlier this week.
“As we work with our local health department and follow the guidelines of our governor and the president, we are looking to move forward to opening the doors,” Tucker said. 2019 file photo taken inside the St. George branch of the WashingtonCounty Library System, Utah, Aug. 6, 2019 | Photo by More Kessler, St. George NewsAccording a press release from the county, meeting rooms can be scheduled for small groups that can maintain effective social distancing.
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Please take a few minutes to read through our policies if you are seeing these pages from one of our publicly accessible internet computers. The Utah DMV announced March 27 that it will close all state-operated offices to the public and will conduct business at drive through windows only at specific locations.
Other open drive through locations are the Salt Lake, South Valley, Farmington and Ogden DMS. The multiple local grocery chains in Southern Utah are cutting back on hours in response to concerns about the coronavirus.
The three Smiths locations in Southern Utah, originally open until midnight between three stores on Mall Drive, Bluff Street and in Cedar City, will now operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Washington City announced a series of closures and adjustments to services related to the COVID-19 response.
The Washington City Public Works and Building departments will be implementing a new drop off and pick up procedure for plans and jobs to minimize the spread until further notice. This decision comes in accordance with directions from public health officials and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to not gather in groups of more than 10 people if possible for health and safety reasons related to COVID-19 prevention efforts.
Multiple Smiths stores, and one Dollar General, will open early to give those most vulnerable to the coronavirus to shop first. Dollar General, on Monday, and Smiths, on Tuesday, announced they would be opening stores early to give senior citizens an opportunity to shop first.
Dollar General is also planning on closing one hour earlier, 8 p.m. in St George, to sanitize and restock its shelves. An official release says the store will have staff on hand to accommodate those who need special assistance.
Bath and Body Works, Böhm, Claire's, Footlocker, Torrid, Victoria's Secret, H&M. The Brian Head ski resort is closing its slopes for the season amid concerns about the coronavirus, managers announced Tuesday.
Officials said Tuesday would be the last day of the season and all skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and other activities would be closed. “This was a not an easy decision for us to make, but given the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in northern Utah and our neighboring states, we felt it was in the best interest of our guests, employees, and the local community to close for the season,” Burke Wilkerson, vice president and general manager of the resort, said in a written statement.
“It is very disappointing for us to end the season early given our current excellent spring skiing conditions and more snow on the way, but we know it is the responsible decision for everyone involved,” he wrote. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday it would close its chain of Desert Industries shift stores, with all stores ordered to close their doors to the public for shopping and donations.
“Employees of Desert Industries who are in low-risk demographics may be transferred to support the work of bishops’ storehouses and food processing operations to backfill any staff or volunteers from those facilities who are in a higher risk category and, out of an abundance of caution, remain at home,” according to the church release. Although grocery stores are opening a bit later and closing earlier, local supercenters Walmart and Costco aren't deviating much from their original hours.
The Walmart's in St. George, on Pioneer Road, Washington, on Telegraph Street, and Hurricane, on N 3400 West, are operating from 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. The St. George Costco warehouse is keeping its original weekday schedule and is closing at 8:30 as usual.
A few museums around St. George have closed their doors entirely as the CDC and government urge the public to socially distance themselves from others. “After monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak through these past weeks we have decided to close temporarily,” The St. George Children's Museum wrote in a post on Facebook.
With public schools closed, county officials say they want to keep libraries open but are asking patrons to only come in long enough to check out materials and then leave. The area's largest law enforcement agency is asking residents to call from home if they have a concern rather than visiting the police department offices and anyone coming into the lobby will be asked to call a dispatch number to talk to an officer.
The City of St. George is closing its public buildings on Tuesday and will keep them closed “indefinitely,” including popular spots like the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center and the St. George Recreation Center, Mayor Jon Pike told The Spectrum on Monday. Those need to speak to utilities or government agencies can make an appointment via phone or over the internet, he said.
March Warm-Up Elite Softball Tournament Shamrock 10K UH SAA Boys Tennis Invitational March 13th-14th Southern Utah Pickleball Shootout Youth Programs, Camps, Clinics, Sessions (Refer to specific coordinators for more details) On Monday, the Governor's recommendation takes place and the following events will definitively be canceled: March Warm-Up Classic Softball Tournament UH SAA Boy Tennis Invitational March 26th-28th St George Art Festival Southern Utah Half Marathon Mini Indy Heroes in Disguise 5K PAWS for a CAUSE Memory Walk & 5K Run (also due to inclement weather) Youth Fishing Derby at Taxa Ponds There are a number of events that are still being decided upon and have neither been confirmed as canceled nor ongoing. The WashingtonCounty Sheriff's Office announced over the weekend that it was suspending on-site visitation at the county jail, the Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane.
Publisher listed a series of changes slated at the jail as part of the coronavirus response, including: Direction to other law enforcement agencies to use “extreme discretion” when deciding whether to transport suspects to the jail.
Tuscan Amphitheater took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to announce the cancellation of their Joan Jet & The Black hearts concert on Friday. The Cedar City Junior Ballet's performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30 p.m. on March 13-14 are still scheduled on the city calendar and will go on, according to Mayor Male Wilson's Executive assistant Injured Pitts er.
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