COVID-19

Vacation Rental Trends in Park City

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  Over the past year new trends developed in the Park City vacation rental market. People are visiting Park City not just to vacation but as a place to work from home. 

 

In a special meeting held Monday afternoon, the Summit County Board of Health appointed Dr. Phil Bondurant as their next Health Director.   

Bondurant will be succeeding Dr. Rich Bullough who served nearly 11 years heading up the Summit County Health Department.

Bondurant will become the Health Director as of August 21st, immediately following Bullough’s retirement, and will serve a three-year term.

New COVID-19 cases were down week over week throughout the state and in the Wasatch Back Monday.

The Utah Department of Health announced 207 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is around 20 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 333 cases per day, down from last week’s average of 369.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported one new case. In comparison last Monday, Summit saw two. Wasatch County also reported one new case. Last Monday, the county saw three. 

Utah’s 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases is the lowest it’s been since the beginning of June.

It’s been more than 11 months since the statewide 7-day average for new cases was under 340. On Sunday, the average was 336. 

Numbers have continued to decrease over the past couple weeks; 10 of the last 11 days cases were down week over week. The Utah Department of Health announced 232 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is about 50 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

The Utah Department of Health Reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday.

 

Utah’s COVID-19 death toll remained at 2,223 on Saturday and other pandemic measurements like new case numbers and hospitalizations remained stable as well.

 

360 new cases were reported statewide. Five came from Summit County and none were reported in Wasatch County. The statewide rolling seven day average for positive tests is now 342 per day, the lowest since June 15th, 2020.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported four additional statewide COVID-19 deaths on Friday. Summit and Wasatch county saw five new cases combined.

 

The four deaths in Friday’s report from the Health Department included three men and one woman, all over the age of 45. None of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties. To date, 2,223 Utahns have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

 

Utah saw its lowest 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases since June on Thursday.  

The average is now 346 cases per day, down from last week’s average of 380. The last time the average was this low was June 14.

During his weekly COVID-19 briefing, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said after the state saw a plateau in cases for weeks, numbers are finally starting to decline. 

Park City School District

It's graduation season which means the area high schools are planning processions and ceremonies honoring the accomplishments of Wasatch Back high school seniors.

 

This year high school seniors throughout the Wasatch Back will gather to celebrate the auspicious transition from high school to adulthood. It's not a complete return to normal, though, as COVID-19 restrictions dictate social distancing and mask-wearing.

 

  Utah’s COVID-19 cases have been down week over week for the last seven days.

The Utah Department of Health announced 480 new COVID-19 cases, which is about 40 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The seven-day rolling average is 352, down around 30 from last week.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported seven new cases. In comparison last Wednesday the county saw five. Wasatch County also reported seven new cases, which is the highest case count in Wasatch since April 15. 

The Utah Department of Health announced Tuesday that the state has met the COVID-19 thresholds outlined in HB 294, or the pandemic “endgame” bill, passed by the state legislature in March.

 

As of Tuesday, all public health orders are terminated. The inability for local governments to enforce health orders caused friction between state and local lawmakers during the legislative session, but the bill passed with a veto-proof majority in the state legislature in March.

 

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough announced his retirement to the Summit County Board of Health Monday and will be officially stepping down in August.

 

Bullough has led the Summit County Health Department as Director since 2010 and told the board on Monday night that although he already had plans to retire -- twice -- prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he could not in good conscience step away before guiding the county through the crisis.

 

Five people showed up at the Summit County Health Center in Kamas on Saturday to protest COVID-19 vaccinations and discourage patients from following through with their appointments.

 

Summit County Sheriff's Lt. Andrew Wright said a Summit County Health Department employee notified the office of the protest.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, but noted that the major of them happened over a month ago.

 

Of the 13 deaths, 10 were from before April 1. None of the deaths were Summit or Wasatch County residents. To date, 2,217 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 12 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.

Park City Community Foundation

Jewish Family Service and the Park City Community Foundation are working together to distribute $250,000 to those living in Summit County who were not eligible for CARES Act funding or unemployment insurance but have faced financial strain due to COVID-19-related loss of work.

 

The Park City Community Foundation is consulting counselors and social workers to identify people impacted by COVID-19 related layoffs but has not been eligible to receive federal CARES Act funds while Jewish Family Service will manage the distribution of the funds.

New COVID-19 cases were down week over week Monday.

 

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 228 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is around 20 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 369cases per day, down from last week’s average of 389.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported two new cases, the same as last week. Wasatch County reported three new cases, half as many as last Monday. 

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