13 March 2020 – “Soft closure” of all public schools

Type of Intervention: Regulation, School Closure
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: UT
Lead People/Agency: Govenor Gary R. Herbert

Overview: Governor Herbert announced a “soft closure” of Utah’s public schools, starting on March 16th schools will implement a two-week dismissal. Remote instruction must continue by March 18th.
Full details here: https://governor.utah.gov/2020/03/13/gov-herbert-announces-two-week-dismissal-of-utahs-public-schools/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat