Have a safe and healthy 4th of July. Get out. Spread out.

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of gatherings. This year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as you gather to celebrate the USA, please remember to respect your fellow Americans by following proper physical distancing guidance, wearing a mask in public, staying behind if you’re feeling sick and keeping your hands washed.


If you’re traveling for your Fourth of July celebrations, you will need to follow the health guidance of the area you travel to. This means if you’re celebrating in Salt Lake City, Springdale, or Moab, you’ll need to wear a mask in accordance with local health orders. You can check area restrictions on the coronavirus.utah.gov map. This includes where masks are required in public places by local health orders.

We encourage those who visit state parks to avoid congregating at trailheads, golf courses, fishing docks, overlooks and other gathering areas. You can prepay and check current entry limits and rules on stateparks.utah.gov and social media before you go. Additional outdoor recreation guidance can be found here.

In accordance with Governor Herbert’s executive order requiring masks in state buildings, masks are required inside state park visitor centers and indoor facilities. They should also be worn outside when social distancing is difficult.

IT’S UP TO ALL OF US. Protect yourself. Protect others.

The rise in daily cases we are seeing affects all Utahns. Each case represents a household that will be required to quarantine.

Many businesses have now started requiring masks in their establishments. Be mindful of those requirements and keep your mask handy when you patronize them.

Whether it’s required in your county or business or not, wearing a mask can help protect those around you.