July 16, 2021

The Utah Department of Transportation recently released the Draft Little Cottonwood Canyon Environmental Impact Statement including two preferred alternatives for a proposed transportation project to improve safety, reliability, and mobility on SR-210 from Cottonwood Heights to Alta. Visit the project website here for all materials related to the Draft EIS, or see below for highlights:

A comment period on the EIS is open until September 3rd. UDOT is hosting a virtual public hearing to recieve official comments on the Draft EIS and preferred alternatives on Tuesday, July 20th at 6 PM. Those wishing to provide an official comment must register in advance. Visit the project website to register and find a link to the Zoom meeting.

The Town of Alta urges Alta community members to review the EIS materials and provide official comments to UDOT. For information about how to provide effective comments on an EIS, click here.

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 https://thisisourshot.com/ 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 https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine/ 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 https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine/ 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.