Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Wednesday afternoon a moratorium on evictions for the next month, to help residential tenants who can’t pay rent due to the impacts of COVID-19.
It’s the first of the month. For nearly one in three Utah households, rent is due.
The Utah Department of Workforce Services reported nearly 20,000 new claims for unemployment benefits from March 15 to March 21. The industry that saw the highest number of claims was food preparation and serving, with 37% of the claims.