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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Highland City's Response to COVID-19

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Below are the most up-to-date safeguards the City has in place. As the COVID-19 situation is ever evolving, the City will provide additional updates as more information becomes available.

City Hall

City Hall is open for business. However, if possible, 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 to perform services that we normally don’t do this way such as taking credit or debit card payments over the phone, making funeral arrangements, and submitting building permits. Additional safeguards such as limiting in-person meetings, social distancing, and extra cleanings and disinfection are taking place at City Hall.

 

Public Meetings

Public meetings which are essential for City business such as City Council and Planning Commission will continue. As much as possible, the City will be livestreaming meetings on the City’s YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/HC-youtube and monitoring comments there. The City is encouraging all residents who wish to participate in those meetings to do so electronically or 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 will still allow for items to be checked out through an online hold-curbside pickup service. 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 also 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. Library staff will be available to answer phones Monday-Thursday, 10:00-5:00 and Friday 10:00-4:00. More information on the Library’s plan is available on their COVID-19 information page.


Lone Peak Fire & Police Stations

Station tours, presentations, CPR courses, and public fingerprinting are cancelled. If you need to speak to an officer, please call dispatch at 801-794-3970. For all emergencies, continue to call 911.


Events

Following the CDC’s recommendations to cancel all large events for 8 weeks, all events scheduled through May 10 are cancelled. That includes the: Easter Egg Hunt, Hooked on Fishing Class, Arbor Day Tree Planting, Arbor Day Tree Sale, 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.


Facility Rental: Community Center, Fields, and Pavilions

Following the State’s order prohibiting all gatherings of groups of 10 or more people, all building, field, and pavilion reservations through April 4 are 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 new recommendations of the Governor and the standby precautions regarding spreading illnesses:

  • Do not attend mass gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • If you are older than the age of 60 or are immunocompromised, you should 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 flu-like systems.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing.
  • If you live in or have recently returned from an area with ongoing spread of Coronavirus within the past 14 days, and develop a cough, fever, or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider.

For more information on COVID-19 please utilize the following resources:


Updated March 20, 2020

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