Grand County COVID-19 Information 

Grand County Mask Mandate & Business Compliance 

State and County Health Orders require: (1) each employee and contractor to wear a face mask while at work (subject to limited exceptions specified in the Orders and Utah Administrative Code R614-1-5.F); (2) each patron that enters the premises of the business to wear a face mask; (3) at least 6 feet of physical distance between separate household groups or separate parties within a restaurant/bar; and (4) posting of conspicuous signage at each entrance to the business that lists COVID-19 symptoms, asks employees and customers experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to stay home and provides notice of face mask and physical distancing requirements [NOTE: Posting signs which can invite violation of the Health Orders are not permitted (i.e. “No Mask, No Ask” or similar)].

Failure to follow any of the above could result in the closure of the business, a $10,000 penalty assessed against the business, denial or revocation of a business license, or the filing of criminal charges against the business’ managers and employees.

NOTE: A private business CAN legally refuse service to anyone who poses a health concern to the business or the customers, or creates a hostile environment. This includes enforcing a mask mandate during a global pandemic where infection spreads via airborne particles. 

To ensure compliance, on November 9, 2020, the Utah Labor Commission passed an emergency administrative rule effective for 120 days (unless amended/extended) that permits a citizen to file a complaint with the State against non-compliant businesses. The Labor Commission’s authority is limited to investigation and penalization of employee mask compliance (not patron). 

If a citizen witnesses violations of the State and County Health Orders, the County encourages the citizen to first file a complaint with the Labor Commission at:

The citizen may also file a complaint with the County here.

NOTE: Through 12/31/2020, the County is deferring to the Utah Labor Commission’s complaint process. However, should the Labor Commission process fail to effectively and efficiently increase compliance with local businesses, the County will revisit enforcement procedures, including civil and criminal penalties for both the entity AND employees.

 Additional information can be found on the SEUHD website or 


This is a community-based program established to ensure everyone in Grand County has what they need during this challenging time. Simply sign-up to request assistance securing needed items or services. Those wishing to donate and/or volunteer time or resources are encouraged to contact us through the website above.

Grand County has a range of programs accessible to the public to ensure all citizens have food security. Please review these resources:

Grand County Library
Grand County School District
Grand County Food Bank
Moab Episcopal Church Food Pantry

PLEASE CALL Moab Regional Hospital at 435-719-3998

The Grand County COVID-19 Community Task Force was established in an unprecedented, collaborative effort from all Moab and Grand County area stakeholders and community leaders.

These include, but are not limited to, the Southeast Utah Health Department, Moab Regional Hospital, Grand County EMS, Moab City Police Department, Moab Area Travel Council, Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County School District, Moab Chamber of Commerce, Moab Valley Fire Department, City of Moab, business owners, and private citizens. The mission of this collaborated team is to prepare, plan, and respond to a wide range of risk scenarios that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may present.

Most cases are mild-to-moderate, but symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks. Symptoms can develop within days of being infected or take up to two weeks to develop. It is extremely important to note we may be infected and contagious prior to any symptoms developing. Please consider this when you are around other people and stay at least 6-feet away to ensure you are protecting them, as well as yourself.

A smaller percentage of cases will become critically ill, and some cases are fatal. Our only tools to combat this virus are for each of us in Grand County to diligently practice personal hygiene and physical distancing. It is imperative that we adhere to the basics of frequent hand washing of at least 20-seconds, sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow, disinfect often-touched items, maintain a physical distance of at least 6-feet from others, and avoid groups of 10 or more people. At-risk individuals should self-quarantine to ensure they reduce their risks as much as possible. These simple practices really are our best tools to prevent COVID-19 from gaining a stronghold in our community.


COVID-19 presents Grand County with increased risk factors due to the nature of rural healthcare. As we have seen in other communities, it is common for multiple COVID-19 cases to be identified within a very short time frame. This surge can quickly overwhelm our medical response capabilities to adequately care for not only COVID-19 patients but for all of the other medical needs within our community. If the infection rate in our community is slowed down, fewer patients will need medical care at one time, allowing healthcare facilities to keep up. It is critical that we all do our best to "slow the spread" of infection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that by creating at least a 6-foot distance between yourself and other people, you can slow the spread.  This is an extremely powerful tool in protecting not only yourself but the rest of our community. Diligent personal hygiene is the only other tool we have to protect Grand County. Please ensure that you and your family;

- STAY HOME and self-quarantine at the first sign of sickness

- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20-seconds.

- Use hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available.

- Do not touch your face at all, try to not touch anything above your shoulders.

-Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.

- Disinfect often-touched objects, including door handles, reading & sunglasses, cell phones, iPads, laptops, remote controls, and light switches.

See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information. 

Here is a helpful video from the CDC on proper handwashing techniques (no audio). 


CALL BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE HOSPITAL OR URGENT CARE FOR ANY REASON. This includes calling before you visit Urgent Care, before a scheduled appointment, or arriving for X-Rays or Lab test, etc. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, MRH is taking additional measures to protect the health of our patients and healthcare staff. Except for Obstetrics and Hospice, MRH no longer allows ANY visitors. Obstetrics and Hospice visitors will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

As much as possible, providers will now provide remote care (audio and/or video calls) to as many patients as possible. If you have a scheduled appointment, please call 435-719-3998 to confirm your appointment time and location. Clinic visits will be restricted to one patient every half hour in order to limit possible exposure to COVID-19. Please wait in your car to be escorted to your exam room by hospital staff.

Moab Regional Hospital’s website for more information.