18 March 2020 – All dine-in operations suspended for two weeks

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Special populations; Social and physical distancing measures; Financial aid to health services; Aid distributed to community groups; Finance policy and financial aid; Legal and policy; New initiatives; Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Utah
Lead People/Agency: Utah Department of Health – Joseph K. Miner

Overview: The Utah Department of Health, following guidlines from the Governor’s Office and Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force, issued an order to all restaurants, bars, and food service establishments in the state of Utah to suspend dine-in operations for a period of two weeks. During this time, food service entities can offer curbside, drive-thru, pick up and delivery options.
Full details here: https://governor.utah.gov/2020/03/18/state-orders-restaurants-bars-to-suspend-dine-in-services-to-slow-spread-of-covid-19/

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