2020 has been a challenging year on so many fronts and in addition to the challenge of COVID-19 in our community, we have seen instances of deep racial inequity resulting in a national move towards addressing these injustices.
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson has signed a proclamation declaring November as Adoption Awareness Month in Salt Lake County.
Salt Lake County Mayor asked members of the County Council to join her in approving a new proclamation Tuesday that will set Salt Lake County as a leader in environmental solutions and sustainability in Utah for decades to come.
The Salt Lake County Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice Initiatives partnered with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, Salt Lake City Justice Court, 3rd District Court, and the Utah State Bar, to host the Fall 2020 Remote Expungement Day on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
This week, the Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans, in conjunction with multiple partners, celebrates Welcoming Salt Lake Week by hosting various virtual events as a way of “creating home together” and fostering a sense of belonging in communities around the world. A schedule of events can be found at WelcomingSaltLake.org.
The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office is pleased to partner with the American Red Cross to hold a series of blood drives that are especially critical during this pandemic. The Mayor’s Office is providing the Mountain America Expo Center space, an area large enough to ensure proper social distancing to protect donors and staff. The Mountain America Credit Union and the Salt Lake County Health Department are taking the lead in recruiting blood donors for a series of six drives occurring September through November.
Today, Salt Lake County issued a Declaration of Emergency (DOE) for yesterday’s high wind emergency event. The decision to issue the DOE was based on multiple concerns, including the extent of damage, anticipated need for resources, and cost of recovery.
Ignoring isolation or quarantine instructions could result in criminal charges
Due to the high winds and cold temperatures, many Salt Lake County residents are facing difficulties with power outages and the need for electricity and shelter. The County has provided information and resources to help answer some of those needs.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Treasurers’ office has been limited in its efforts to promote the tax relief programs available to the residents of the County.
Earlier this month, Salt Lake County provided $10 million in CARES Act funding to the five public school districts in Salt Lake County to help offset the impacts of COVID-19. As part of the County’s commitment to education, Salt Lake County announced today that it will also provide reimbursement grants to each of the fifty charter schools in the County totaling approximately $1.4 million.
Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness
With high temperatures expected in the valley through next week, Salt Lake County is offering two cooling centers for residents and visitors who need a reprieve from the heat. Cooling centers are air-conditioned, indoor spaces open to the public; anyone seeking a break from the heat can visit to cool off, hydrate, and stay safe from heat-related illness.
With high temperatures expected in the valley through mid-July, Salt Lake County will open two cooling centers for residents and visitors who need a reprieve from the heat. Cooling centers are air-conditioned, indoor spaces open to the public; anyone seeking a break from the heat can visit to cool off, hydrate, and stay safe from heat-related illness.
With high temperatures expected in the valley through the end of July and early August, Salt Lake County is offering two cooling centers for residents and visitors who need a reprieve from the heat. Cooling centers are air-conditioned, indoor spaces open to the public; anyone seeking a break from the heat can visit to cool off, hydrate, and stay safe from heat-related illness.
Salt Lake County opened its Small Business Impact Grant to businesses closed by COVID-19’s public health orders with the goal of reaching small businesses forgotten in the rush of initial federal relief.
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson will be joined by Utah Muslim Civic League Executive Director Luna Banuri and members of the Bosnian community on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 3 p.m. at the County Government Center as she signs a proclamation recognizing July 11 as Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Salt Lake County. The proclamation memorializes the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, the single largest mass murder in Europe since World War II. The massacre of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims took place in July 1995 in the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War.
The Salt Lake County Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice Initiatives is partnering with Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Services, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, the Utah Department of Public Safety, West Valley Justice Court, Salt Lake City Justice Court, Riverton Justice Court, Summit County Justice Court, Salt Lake County Justice Court, and the Utah Bar, to host the Summer 2020 Remote Expungement Day.
Salt Lake County Youth Services’ Milestone Transitional Living Program (TLP) is expanding its current 15-bed program with the opening of a new four-bedroom house in partnership with Good Shepard Lutheran Church. The program provides safe housing and support for young adults (18-21) in order to break the cycle of homelessness and promote self-sufficiency. Upon entering the program, young adults are given their own room and can stay in the program for up to 18 months while they receive intense case management and life-skills classes, which promote connection to the community.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson kicked off the Rally the Valley initiative today encouraging County residents, municipalities and organizations to “rally together” and share their time, talents, ideas and resources to showcase the best of Salt Lake Valley, it’s people.
Salt Lake County, UT – On June 23, Mayor Wilson requested Governor Herbert allow for Salt Lake County to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public places. Understanding that Governor Herbert’s office has said “local health departments should bring their data and analysis to the Utah Department of Health if they believe there is a need to vary from current guidelines,” Salt Lake County Health Department Director, Gary Edwards, wrote to the Utah Department of Health Director, General Jeff Burton, on data and analysis specific to Salt Lake County’s request.
Salt Lake City, UT – In response to the recent surge of coronavirus cases in Salt Lake County, Mayor Wilson formally requested that Governor Gary Herbert allow Salt Lake County to require face coverings in retail and commercial establishments.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 23, 2020) – Salt Lake County announced the selection of industry leader Centerplate as the exclusive hospitality, catering and culinary partner for the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City and Mountain America Exposition Center in nearby Sandy, following a comprehensive bid process. The multi-year agreement will encompass all food and beverage services for events at both venues, beginning June 28, 2020.
SALT LAKE COUTY –Salt Lake County’s new Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG) program is now open and accepting applications.
SALT LAKE COUTY – Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today that Salt Lake County will be launching a new Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG) program, with the application opening June 16.
Details will be provided on a critical new program with substantial funding set to launch and benefit Salt Lake County’s small businesses that are feeling the deep financial impact of COVID-19. As businesses continue to assess the economic impact of COVID-19, the County seeks to provide targeted support in both short-term and long-term recovery.
SALT LAKE COUNTY – An updated Wasatch Canyons General Plan, presented to the Salt Lake County Council on Tuesday, was approved 7-1, and will be adopted June 16. This process was facilitated by the Planning and Transportation division in the Office of Regional Development.
A community-based call to action as Mayor Wilson presents her inclusive vision to address and affect change in law enforcement/criminal justice reform, housing, health access, and economic opportunity for people from diverse communities.
Salt Lake County, UT - Plunging revenues and unplanned expenses caused by the COVID-19 crisis will require Salt Lake County to cut $77 million from current-year agency budgets and adhere to bare-bones spending plans to maintain core services and avoid layoffs, Mayor Jenny Wilson announced Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY – As Utah Food Bank works tirelessly to help families and individuals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Lake County approved a donation of $750,000 in aid to assist Utah Food Bank in those efforts.
Salt Lake City, UT - Last evening was a very difficult time for our community. I share the deep anger felt for the loss of George Floyd’s life in a deliberate act of violence. I am saddened that we continue to see instances where crime is committed by law enforcement at the expense of people of color. I am proud that Salt Lake City's officers and those who assisted last night showed restraint and that while property damage is extensive there seems to be limited personal injury due to the riot.
SALT LAKE COUNTY—With high temperatures expected in the valley through June 2, Salt Lake County will open two cooling centers for residents and visitors who need a reprieve from the heat. Cooling centers are air-conditioned, indoor spaces open to the public; anyone seeking a break from the heat can visit to cool off, hydrate, and stay safe from heat-related illness.
In accordance with the State’s Utah Together plan and guidance from the Salt Lake County Health Department, select recreation centers will begin opening with modified operations. Openings are determined based upon staffing, and health order directives related to amenities.
SALT LAKE COUNTY – As Utah Food Bank works tirelessly to help families and individuals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Lake County approved $750,000 to aid Utah Food Bank in those efforts.
Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation in partnership with the City of South Jordan has begun construction of a major regional park in the southwest quadrant city.
In accordance with the State’s Utah Together plan and guidance from the Salt Lake County Health Department, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is moving forward with a phased re-opening of its park amenities and recreation facilities.
Today, the State of Utah announced that most cities in Salt Lake County will be moving from the COVID-19 Moderate Risk Orange phase to Low Risk Yellow phase at 12:01 a.m. May 16 –with the exception of Salt Lake City and West Valley City which will remain in Orange. While we are pleased to see progress and some stabilization of cases, Salt Lake County had earlier in the week requested a countywide exemption that would have allowed us to continue operating under orange guidelines for an additional 10 days. The State chose not to approve that request.
Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Mayor Jenny Wilson announced a plan to expand diversity training internally at Salt Lake County with the transition of executive Emma E. Houston to develop and lead an initiative that aims to transform the way Salt Lake County does business. This is a new role for Houston after she has successfully led the Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion as director for the past four years.
New website locates nearest food resource, for either donations or those in need
Salt Lake County – Today Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson and Salt Lake County Health Department Executive Director Gary Edwards signed a 5th COVID-related county public health order to allow for a phased reopening of formerly closed businesses and services. This county public health order and phased reopening plan, called Salt Lake County Together, aligns with the State’s Utah Leads Together 2.0 plan.
SALT LAKE COUNTY – Citing coordination with the State’s Utah Leads Together plan and the progress of social distancing efforts, Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today that the County will ease two restrictions in the current Stay Home order.
Salt Lake County, UT – As part of Salt Lake County’s continuing effort to protect the highest risk clients within the homeless community from COVID-19, and allow for better social distancing protocols within Homeless Resource Centers, the county is leasing an entire hotel to provide “Stay Home, Stay Safe” housing for roughly 130 asymptomatic clients. These individuals are either over the age of 60 or have underlying health issues. Clients began to be moved into the hotel last Friday, April 10th, and the moves will continue in phases over the coming days.
Salt Lake County, UT - The first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Men’s Resource Center in South Salt Lake last week. The county, city, and partners put an action plan into place to limit and identify other cases. Weeks of added procedures to prevent the spread of the virus held positive cases back as long as possible. Those include extra cleaning, further separation inside the resource centers, and daily screenings for temperature and symptoms, followed by testing, as needed.
Social distancing efforts appear to be helping slow the spread of disease locally
Salt Lake Urban County Mayors seek public comment on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2018-2019 funding year, and the proposed 2020-2021 projects to be funded with the federal dollars from the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Block Grant, Social Services Block Grant and the HOME Investment Partnership Grant.
Select Salt Lake County Operated Golf Courses to Re-open under Modified Operations
Salt Lake County – Salt Lake County (SLCo) is working diligently in partnership with Salt Lake City, the state, service providers, the Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, and other partners, to protect vulnerable populations from COVID-19 with a specific focus on individuals experiencing homelessness.
(SALT LAKE COUNTY)—Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) today declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Immediately following the declaration, SLCoHD issued a health order, effective at 11:00 p.m. today, March 16, regarding business operations in the county, including specifics for the food and beverage industry
Social distancing and employee health among the essential components of the health order
This brings the total number of Salt Lake County cases to 14; none are known to be a result of local transmission in the community
All Salt Lake County Arts venues – Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theater, and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center – are closing for performances effective immediately today, March 12, through March 31. We are working with all of the shows scheduled during this time to determine the process for event rescheduling or ticket exchanges and/or refunds. If you purchased tickets through ArtTix, you will be notified via email on what to do.
WIC is NOT included in the federal government’s final “public charge” rule and is available regardless of immigration or citizenship status
Coalition holds stakeholder retreat to explore programming ideas and partnership opportunities
Are your children curious about science and art? Little learners will build and explore with hands-on play and fun experiments that develop a better understanding of the world around them at the County Library’s third-annual Get Curious event.
The County Library is celebrating New Orleans culture with a ragin’ Cajun Mardi Gras brouhaha at the Library’s Viridian Event Center. The gala will include beads, music, food, a parade and more.
When used correctly, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) greatly reduces the risk of contracting HIV.
Traditional choral melodies and professional Lion Dancers will wow revelers as they ring in the Year of the Rat during the County Library’s Lunar New Year celebration.
Salt Lake County Consortium HOME Investment Partnership Program The Salt Lake County Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will be releasing a request for applications for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development HOME Investment Partnership Program. Applications will be accepted via ZoomGrantsTM, an online grant management system.