Town of Alta COVID-19 Updates

September 3, 2020

2020 Census: Please Respond From Your Alta Address!

The Town of Alta anticipates that due to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on commercial operations in Alta earlier this year, many individuals who would have responded to the 2020 Census from their Alta addresses did not do so. This could lead to an undercout of Alta’s population, and this could have numerous detrimental impacts on our community.

The Town is requesting that anyone who would have been living in Alta on April 1st of 2020, had our ski season not been truncated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, respond to the Census from your Alta address. You should also respond as a resident at your Alta address if you usually spend more time in Alta during a calendar year than you spend in any other single place. If you’ve already responded to the Census, you can submit another response, and the Census Bureau may follow up to ask you to delete your previous response.

You can respond to the Census online here; make sure to obtain your Alta address prior to logging in:

Please contact Chris Cawley, Town of Alta Census Coordinator, if you have any questions, at cell phone number 603-731-8074.

August 17, 2020

A Stage 1 Fire Restriction is in effect on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest until further notice. Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are allowed only in developed campgrounds. The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles, buildings, in developed campgrounds, or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material. Using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are clear of flammable materials. Further restrictions may be applied as conditions change.

04-19-458 Signed Stage 1 Fire Restricion Order
04-19-458 Fire Restriction Map
Fire Restrictions News Release

August 12, 2020

The Town of Alta hired Ennead Architects to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a community center facility in Alta. The project will be ongoing through September 2020. For more information on the project and to provide input, please visit the project website here:

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