Vaccine Eligibility Update

February 25, 2021

The State of Utah is expanding access to COVID-19 vaccine to individuals under 50 years old and individuals with qualifying underlying medical conditions. Visit the Salt Lake County Health Department website to learn more about the timeline of this eligibility, the list of qualifying medical conditions, and to schedule an appointment.

The Salt Lake County Health Department launched a new website at as part of its drive to promote COVID-19 vaccine availability and encourage eligible residents to recieve the vaccine.

Salt Lake County to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine to Residents Over 70 Years Old

January 12, 2021

If you are a K-12 teacher or a Utahn age 70 or older, call the Salt Lake County Health Department at 385-468-4100 on Wednesday, January 13th at 8 AM or visit to request an appointment for January 19th-23rd. Appointments will be limited to available doses and more appointments will be available as the Health Department recieves more vaccine. Visit for more information about the vaccine and this vaccination program.

COVID-19 vaccine availability and accessibility is evolving rapidly as of mid-January 2021. The Town of Alta will provide updates as we learn more.

Governor Herbert Issues New Statewide Covid-19 Restrictions

November 9, 2020

Governor Gary Herbert issued an executive order on November 8th applying new restrictions across the State of Utah as COVID-19 transmission surges, threatening the Utah health care system and public health and safety for all Utahns. The order enacts the following restrictions.

-The entire state is under a mask mandate.
-Limit casual social gatherings to household-only until November 23, 2020.
-Put all youth and high school extracurricular activities, including athletic and intramural events, on hold for the duration of the order.
-Require students enrolled at public and private colleges and universities, who either live on campus or attend at least one in-person class per week, to be tested for COVID-19 weekly.

Click here to read the order, which is in effect until November 23rd.

Click here to visit the Utah Coronavirus Website page on the new order.

State of Utah Announces New COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines

October 15, 2020

On Tuesday October 13, Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced a new framework of public health guidelines and restrictions intended to curtail the spread of COVID-19. This new approach replaces the previous “color-coded” phased guidelines, and it applies restrictions on a county-by-county basis based upon new case rates, test positivity rates, and ICU utiliziation. The new restrictions went into effect today for individuals and will be in effect October 18th for businesses

Click here to visit the Utah Coronavirus Website, and click here to view the new guidelines, and click here to view the order that implements the new guidlines.

Public Meeting about the Alta Community Center Feasibility Study

October 8, 2020

Join the Town of Alta and Ennead Architects for a virtual public meeting on October 15th from 5:00-7:00 PM to learn about progress toward a vision, program, and preliminary design concepts for the future Town of Alta Community Center. The meeting will take place on the Zoom online meeting platform. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and answering your questions. We’ll be joined by Contour Group who will speak briefly summarizing their avalanche analysis.

For more information on the community center project, visit, and see below for information about how to participate in next weeks Zoom meeting.

Zoom information:
October 15, 2020 5:00 – 7:00 PM MST

Meeting ID: 969 3316 9600 Passcode: 578745

2020 Census: Please Respond From Your Alta Address!

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.

Stage 1 Fire Restriction In Effect on Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

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