Wednesday afternoon, a case of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, has been confirmed in Summit County. The patient is a man younger than 60 who recently traveled to Europe. His close contacts will be identified and monitored for symptoms which could be flu like. If someone has traveled recently and they are experiencing coughing, fever and shortness of breath, they should contact a health provider.


The Utah Department of Health and Summit County Health Department announced Wednesday afternoon the state’s third confirmed case of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus had occurred in Summit County.

Meteorologist Erika Martin introduces herself as the newest member of the ABC Forecast Weather team. Salt Lake City International Airport Executive Director Bill Wyatt has more details about the New SLC, which opens the first phase this September. Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough and Nursing Director Carolyn Rose talk about how the county is preparing for a possible COVID-19 outbreak and two of the Co-Founders of 2020 Women of Vision Laurie Eastwood and Jaime Myers have details about their upcoming 3-day conference.

Like everywhere else, the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus is a major concern for Summit County government.        

County Manager Tom Fisher noted that the situation on the virus is always changing.    That was evident again with an announcement just Tuesday morning of a second COVID-19 case in Utah.        

“Each case is going to tell us a different story.   And the public health folks are going to change their advice based on that.  So we’re just waiting for the information just like everybody else is in order to see what we need to do.”

Park City Mountain Resort helped carry Vail Resorts through a tough 2nd quarter. Things might get worse for the company as they prepare for the impacts of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus

Intermountain Healthcare

The Park City Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions for an undetermined length of time, to protect its staff and patients against COVID-19. 

Intermountain Healthcare began restricting visitors to its network of facilities Monday. The policy is based on guidelines from the Utah Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and includes restrictions to hospitals, outpatient clinics, InstaCares and physician offices.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and other key stakeholders met Monday to update media on the state’s response to COVID-19, known as coronavirus. Herbert says the risk is currently low in Utah, but the state has activated its emergency operations center.

“We’re hoping for the very best outcome with minimal impact on our communities, but we're preparing for the worst, just in case,” Herbert said.


So far, no cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have reached Utah, although some Utahns have contracted the virus while abroad.