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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Highland City's Response to COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic is ever evolving and Highland City is working hard to do its part to slow the spread and follow the State’s Utah Leads Together Plan. Below are the most up-to-date safeguards the City has in place.


City Hall

City Hall is operating through drop boxes in the lobby of the building. We encourage residents to conduct their business with the City via phone at 801-756-5751 or online at www.HighlandCity.org. We have made adjustments in order to provide all services to residents while maintaining social distancing to limit exposure. These adjustments include taking credit card payments, making funeral arrangements, and submitting building permits all over the phone or online. We encourage all to take advantage of these instead of coming in person to City Hall.

Public Meetings

Public meetings which are essential for City business such as City Council and Planning Commission will continue, however they will be held virtually. See details at www.HighlandCity.org. All who want to participate can do so electronically or they can email their comments ahead of time to council@highlandcity.org or planningcommission@highlandcity.org.

Library

The Library is closed to patrons and all programs are cancelled. The Library is asking patrons to NOT return library materials until the Library opens again for regular service to prevent germs being transmitted on Library materials. The Library will create virtual programs available through their Facebook page and website. In addition, patrons are encouraged to utilize the Library’s vast e-book and e-audiobook resources on the Overdrive and RBDigital apps. The Library will be purchasing extra access to Overdrive materials to reduce Highland card holder’s wait times. More information on the Library’s plan is available on their COVID-19 information page.


Lone Peak Fire & Police Stations

Lone Peak’s first priority is to provide emergency assistance to the community. To ensure our law enforcement officers and fire-fighter paramedics stay healthy and safe, the stations are currently closed to the public. For non-emergency situations, please call dispatch at 801-794-3970. For emergencies, continue to call 911.


Highland Alpine Justice Court

The Court is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact Terry Biggs at 801-772-4525 or terry@highlandcity.org.  

Events & Arts Council

All events scheduled through May 11 are cancelled. That includes the: Easter Egg Hunt, Hooked on Fishing Class, Arbor Day Tree Sale and Planting, Spring Clean-up, and the Community Open House. The City is exploring other alternatives including postponing some of these events to a later time and doing a virtual version of the event.

All Arts Council events, workshops, performances, etc. have been cancelled until further notice. Keep up-to-date with the Arts Council on www.HighlandCityArts.org.

The Events Team has created a Facebook group, “A beautiful day in Highland” to help connect with the community and help provide meaningful activities for residents


Parks, Trails, and Playgrounds

All playground type equipment is closed to the public through May 11. The public is still welcome to use the City trails and the open areas of City parks so long as they are able to maintain proper social distancing.


Facility Rental: Community Center, Fields, and Pavilions

All building, field, and pavilion reservations through May 11 have been canceled. Private groups who have rented a City facility will receive a refund.



The City wishes to stress that fire and police emergency services and utility services such as culinary water and sewer will continue to function properly during this time.

To help our sewer system to operate effectively, please remember that the only items that should be flushed down a toilet are human waste and toilet paper. If anyone in your home uses any type of wipe including those labeled “flushable” DO NOT flush them down the toilet. They need to be disposed of in the trash otherwise we risk sewer back-ups.

We encourage all residents to follow the State’s recommendations and the standby precautions regarding spreading illnesses:

  • Do not attend gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • If you are older than the age of 60 or are immunocompromised, limit your exposure to all other people.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Frequently clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone experiencing cold or flu-like systems.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing.


If you develop a cough, fever, or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider. For more information on COVID-19 and the State of Utah’ plan please utilize the following resources:

State of Utah – coronavirus.utah.gov/ or 801-456-7707

Utah County - https://health.utahcounty.gov/

Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html



Updated April 2, 2020

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