06 March 2020 – State of Emergency declared in Utah

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: UT
Lead People/Agency: Govenor Gary R. Herbert

Overview: Governor Gary R. Herbert signed an Executive Order announcing a State of Emergency in the state of Utah. This announcement was in response to Utah’s preparedness plan and recommendation of the Utah COVID-19 Task Force.
Full details here: https://governor.utah.gov/2020/03/06/gov-herbert-declares-state-of-emergency/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “Issuing this declaration now allows us to take additional proactive steps that will make a big difference in how effectively we can respond once we start seeing COVID-19 diagnoses in Utah.” – Gov. Herbert