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Posted on: September 23, 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. Below are the most up-to-date safeguards the City has in place.

These safeguards are based on the guidelines found in the State’s Health Guidance Levels. We encourage all City customers to be respectful of staff and other customers by staying home if they have any symptoms of illness, wearing masks while visiting, using proper hand hygiene, and maintaining physical distancing as much as possible in City facilities and while participating in public meetings.

City Hall

City Hall is open to the public. However, we encourage all residents to continue to conduct their business with the City via phone at 801-756-5751 or online at www.HighlandCity.org. We have made all City business possible over the phone or online including taking credit card payments, making funeral arrangements, and submitting building permits. We encourage all to take advantage of those abilities instead of coming in person to City Hall. Anyone who does come into City Hall is required to wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance between any other individual. Some physical adjustments have been made to City Hall in order to help encourage proper physical distancing.

City Council Meetings

Council meetings are now being held in person. However, meetings will also be live-streamed, and the public is encouraged to participate electronically if possible. Some adjustments have been made to the physical meeting space to ensure that the distancing guidelines outlined in the State of Utah’s plan are followed. Physical attendees will be screened for symptoms and are expected to follow physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask. See details of how to participate in each meeting on that meeting’s agenda at www.HighlandCity.org

Library

The Library is open for normal operations. We encourage patrons to be respectful of staff and other patrons by staying home if they have any symptoms of illness, wearing masks while visiting, using proper hand hygiene, and maintaining physical distancing as much as possible while visiting. Patrons in high risk categories may arrange curbside pickup by calling the circulation desk during working hours (801-772-4528). 

The Library is offering both live and virtual programs. The live programs conform to state safety guidelines. Patrons must pre-register for all programs so we can limit numbers to ensure social distancing. Patrons can pre-register for programs by clicking on the “Register for Programs” button on the Library’s main page. Masks are required when attending library programs as mandated by State and County officials. 

More information on the Library’s plans to keep everyone as safe as possible during this time 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. The police station is open to the public. The Fire station is closed to the public. For non-emergencies, continue to call dispatch at 801-794-3970. For emergencies, please call 911.

Highland Alpine Justice Court

To conduct business with the Court, contact Court Clerk, Terry Biggs, at 801-772-4525 or terry@highlandcity.org. The Court Clerk is in the Justice Center building Monday – Friday from 8:00AM - 12:00PM. A Court Cashier is also available to take citation payments Monday – Thursday from 12:00-6:00PM at City Hall. 

Events & Arts Council 

The events team is planning alternative and adjusted events that will adhere to the State of Utah’s safety requirements. Once finalized, plans will be posted on www.HighlandCity.org. 

All Arts Council workshops and performances, etc. have been cancelled until further notice. Some rehearsal groups are still meeting in limited circumstances. Keep up-to-date with the Arts Council on www.HighlandCityArts.org. 

Parks, Trails, Playgrounds, and Splashpad

City parks, trails, and playgrounds may be used within the following guidelines:

  • Individuals must stay six feet away from individuals outside of their household.
  • Individuals should avoid high-touch surface areas. Drinking fountains are shut off. 
  • Children should only play on playground equipment if their interaction with other children can be limited. 
  • Individuals participating in a team sport must have their symptoms checked before participating.

Facility Rental: Community Center and Fields

Groups can rent City facilities within the following guidelines listed below. Groups who cannot adhere to these guidelines will have their reservation cancelled and will receive a refund. 

  • Gatherings must be limited to 10 or fewer
    • This number can be exceeded for weddings (NOT receptions), funerals, and events with organizational oversight
  • Physical distancing guidelines of keeping a 6-foot distance between household groups must be maintained 
  • Masks must be worn 
  • High touch areas should be disinfected
  • Those in attendance should be healthy and follow strict hygiene standards

General Information

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 including washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer frequently, avoiding touching your face, covering coughs or sneezes (e.g. into a tissue, sleeve, or elbow; not hands), cleaning high-touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, counters, light switches, remote controls, restroom surfaces), avoiding shaking hands, etc. 

For more information on COVID-19 and the State of Utah’ plan please utilize the following resources:

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