Utah Executive Order Placing Utah Under Moderate Risk

Organizations are Rushing to a Remote Workforce | JourneyTEAM can help. Governor Herbert has issued an Executive Order placing Utah under “moderate risk” protocols for COVID-19, beginning May 1, 2020 at 12:01 am. Detailed guidelines are provided in the updated Utah Leads Together plan and apply to individuals and businesses.

According to the Governor’s order, the moderate risk protocols:

  • Recommend individuals in high-risk categories, including older adults and those who are immunocompromised, should continue to follow high risk protocols, and exercise all possible caution.

  • Encourage Utahns to continue to be vigilant in social distancing, hygiene, and to stay home as much as possible.

  • Permit visiting those who have been following recommendations on social distancing and hygiene and gathering in groups less than 20.

  • Allow some establishments that have been closed by public health orders, including gyms, salons, and other personal care establishments to resume operations under strict guidelines.

  • Dine-in options are once again permitted, where eating establishments exercise precautions detailed in the plan.

From the beginning, the Utah Economic Response Task Force has had one primary goal: to provide Utahns the framework towards the reactivation of our economy. The Utah Leads Together 2.0 plan that now guides our efforts contains five principles that will continue:

  1. Staying focused on both the health and economic imperatives;

  2. Data-driven decision making;

  3. Accounting for geographic diversity;

  4. Treating high-risk individuals with extra caution; and,

  5. Advancing new safety protocols.

The full Executive Order can be read here, and the updated version of the guidelines here. Some businesses are already accustomed to at least part of their workforce telecommuting. But for many organizations, this is unfamiliar territory. There’s a lot to manage, and the prospect of getting so many employees set up to work from home can be daunting. When it comes to making sure your employees can access the documents they need and collaborate on essential projects from home, there’s a solution that’s easy to implement: Microsoft Teams.

Are you ready to get started with a remote workforce? JourneyTEAM can help you gain access to a free six-month license, and we’ll get you up and running right away. We have deep experience in technology ideas that will help your organization.

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