IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM GARFIELD COUNTY
The spread of COVID-19 is a crucial threat everywhere in the world, including Garfield County. We are taking every precaution to keep residents in this County safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. If you have been exposed to the virus, have symptoms or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, we recommend you stay home and self quarantine.
As of 7/7/2020, there have been 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Garfield County.
Utah Coronavirus Information Line: 1-800-456-7707.
State of Utah COVID-19 Updates: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/
Website Link: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/mask/
“A Mask for Every Utahn” is a state of Utah initiative, in partnership with the Utah Manufacturers Association, to help Utahn's who may not have a face mask and are returning to the workplace or going out in public.
The mask initiative is for all Utahn's. We would particularly welcome orders from those who:
- Don't already have a face mask,
- Aren't able to make a face mask or get one from someone else, and
- Aren't able to purchase a face mask.
The state will provide one mask to each resident who needs one, and will mail — upon request, once, and free of charge — up to six masks to each Utah residential address.
GARFIELD COUNTY COMMISSIONER CONTACT INFORMATION
- Leland Pollock: 435-616-2718
- Jerry Taylor: 801-856-5566
- David Tebbs: 435-231-1272
CARE AND SHARE: Open Wednesday - Saturday, by appointment only. To reduce potential exposure, please call in orders and the Care and Share team will deliver the order to your vehicle. The public will not be allowed to come inside and shop by themselves.
- Panguitch Care and Share: 435-676-2509
- Escalante Care and Share: 435-690-0592
MEALS ON WHEELS: Open Tuesday - Thursday. No meals will be served at senior centers; please call your local center to reserve a meal.
- Panguitch Meals on Wheels: 435-676-2281
- Escalante Meals on Wheels: 435-826-4317
SUPPLIES: If you are in desperate need of supplies (i.e. food, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.), please reach out to your local religious leaders or County officials.
UTAH LEADS TOGETHER BUSINESS GUIDELINES
- Southwest Health Phased Re-Opening Guidelines
- Economic Reactivation
- Phased Health Guidelines
- Utah Leads Together 4.0
- COVID-19 County Flyer for Businesses
- Additional Business Flyers
TRI-COUNTY ECONOMIC RECOVERY TASKFORCE
A resource for businesses in Garfield, Piute and Wayne Counties.
Weekly Zoom Meetings: Monday's at 6:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting Link
Phone Number: 346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 941 3258 1812
Facebook Group: Tri-County Economic Recovery Taskforce
UTAH ECONOMIC RESPONSE TASKFORCE
- Small Business Loans
- Five-Step Process for Utilizing Federal Resources
- Federal Resources and Programs
- What the CARES Act Means for Utah
- U.S Travel Association Business Resources
NOTICE: With the additional funding provided by the new COVID-19 relief package, the SBA will resume processing EIDL Loan and Loan Advance applications that are already in the queue on a first come, first-served basis. The SBA will provide further information on the availability of the EIDL portal to receive new applications (including those from agricultural enterprises) as soon as possible.
To businesses that have already submitted a PPP application but haven't been notified, check with your local lender on the status of your application.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) APPLICATIONS OPEN
PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify for the Advance, you must submit a new application even if you previously submitted an EIDL application (prior to 3/29). Applying for the Advance will not impact the status or slow your existing EIDL application.
Apply through Small Business Administration (SBA).
Working capital loans up to $2 million.
Interest rates are 3.75% for private, 2.75% for non-profits.
Businesses with less than 500 employees.
SBA Emergency Advance APPLICATIONS OPEN
The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.
$10,000 emergency advance if you qualify.
Be prepared with: EIN, 2019 revenues and 2019 Cost of Goods Sold (COGS).
Also have your bank checking account and routing numbers.
Be sure to check the box on the last page that reads:
"I would like to be considered for an advance of up to $10,000."
SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 8, 2020
The PPP Flexibility Act will lower the requirements from 75% to 60% of a borrower’s loan proceeds used for payroll costs during the 24-week loan forgiveness covered period. If a borrower uses less than 60% of the loan amount for payroll costs during the forgiveness covered period, the borrower will continue to be eligible for partial loan forgiveness, subject to at least 60% of the loan forgiveness amount having been used for payroll costs.
Additionally, the PPP Flexibility Act:
- Extends the maturity for loans made on or after June 5, 2020 from 2 years to 5 years.
- Extends the covered forgiveness period from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
- Extends the covered period for the use of loan proceeds from 8 weeks to 24 weeks.
- Provides a safe harbor for small businesses from the rehire requirements if the business owner can document their inability to hire employees for unfilled positions by December 31, 2020 or their inability to return to the same level of business activity because of federal COVID requirements pertaining to social distancing, sanitation, and worker safety.
- Extends the deferment period for loans retroactively until the amount of forgiveness is remitted to the borrower by the lender (the deferment period ends for all borrowers 10 months after the end of the covered period).
- Delays the payment of employer payroll taxes until January 1, 2021 for PPP borrowers.
Businesses with less than 500 employees.
Funds up to 2.5 times average monthly payroll.
Must maintain same number of equivalent FTE’s.
Forgiven if you use funds for payroll, utilities, rent or mortgage interest.
Principal balance of loan will be reduced by an amount equal to subsection e. during the first 8 weeks after the loan is granted.
Remaining principal balance will be amortized for a period of 2 years.
Interest rates will be a 1% fixed rate.
Loan payments will be deferred for 6 months.
No collateral or personal guarantees are required.
Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.
1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or by email.
USDA Farm Service Industry Microloan Program APPLICATIONS OPEN
Funding Programs for Farmers APPLICATIONS OPEN
Unemployment increased to an additional $600/week through July 31, 2020.
Provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.
Provides an additional 13 weeks to those who have exhausted their traditional unemployment benefits.
Please contact DWS by calling 801-526-4400 or open up a chat on the website.
The IRS announced the new deadline for personal and federal tax filings would be July 15, 2020.
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) Relief Grant APPLICATIONS OPEN
Food and fiber production businesses that have suffered financial loss due to COVID-19.
One-time grant amounts up to $40,000.
Commercial Rental Assistance Program APPLICATIONS OPEN
Businesses with less than 100 employees.
If the business received other funding, like PPE, there may be restrictions.
Required information includes:
- Company legal name, address and contact information
- Legal company representative’s name and contact information
- Disclose whether or not you have applied for or received funds from the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration
- Profit & Loss statement for February 2020
- Profit & Loss statement for the 4 week period of revenue loss
- Two most recent state or federal tax returns
- Profit & Loss statement for 2019 and the four months immediately preceding the day of application submission
- Current lease/rental agreement
- Documentation of most recent lease/rental payment
- Signed W-9
Rural County Grant Program (SB 95) FUNDS AVAILABLE JULY 1
CDBG COVID-19 Relief Funding APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY CLOSED
Five-County AOG Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY CLOSED
COUNTY-WIDE BUSINESS LIST
Below is an active list of Garfield County Businesses that are open. This list serves as a resource for businesses and locals to know who is open, if there is home delivery or curbside pickup. To be added to the list or change your information please email email@example.com.
UTAH LEADS TOGETHER
Please refer to this tab for updates and important announcements from the Garfield County Commissioners. Along with the Garfield County Commissioners Facebook page, this will be the location for official updates and announcements. This site will be updated with any important news.
Information other than that presented here or the Commissioners Facebook page may not be accurate.
Last Updated: 7/7/2020 - 4:22 p.m.
GARFIELD COUNTY COMMISSION UPDATES
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. (18 confirmed cases total)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19. (15 confirmed cases total)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19. (14 confirmed cases total)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19. (13 confirmed cases total)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19. (12 confirmed cases total)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. (11 confirmed cases total)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. (9 confirmed cases total)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19. (6 confirmed cases total)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19. (5 confirmed cases total)
Governor Herbert announces at 1:00 p.m. that Garfield County has been approved to move to the Green Risk Phase, or the "New Normal" phase.
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19. (4 confirmed cases total)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. (3 confirmed cases total)
Commissioner Press Release (4/8/2020)
Commissioner Press Release (4/6/2020)
Garfield County receives notice from the Southwest Utah Health Department of its first confirmed COVID-19 Case.
Public schools to remain closed until May 1st, distance learning to continue
State Public Health Order (Revised) for restaurants, gatherings, individuals, & businesses
Utah issues new isolation orders for 2 weeks (no dining in at restaurants, no gatherings over 10, no visits to nursing homes, people over 60 should avoid contact with others, avoid non-essential travel).
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America (“15 Days to Slow the Spread”)
Announcements for Utah (Limits on large gatherings/long-term care restrictions/telework/college closures)
SWUPHD NEWS RELEASE (COVID-19 Update for Southwest Utah)
SWUPHD/UDOH NEWS RELEASE (COVID-19 Patient Released from Hospital)
As we navigate the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 the Garfield County Tourism Office continues to serve as a reliable resource for visitors, residents and local business owners. As we redevelop our advertising message we will be sure ads are delivered to areas that are ready to travel and are not COVID-19 hotspots. Nearby drive markets are where we will focus the majority of our efforts in the near future.
Visit our consumer facing website to see how we are getting the messages out to travelers.
What is open in Garfield County
Garfield County Strong Bingo is another way for us to offer activities and prizes to our greatest ambassadors, the local residents. Get out and explore and shop local to help businesses be here in the future.
We have created an activity booklet for people to use while they are at home. Download Bryce and Beyond Activity Booklet.
To keep Bryce Canyon Country on the minds of those that are home we have created a Homemade Hoodoos campaign. We are encouraging everyone to find anything they can make a hoodoo out of from their homes, take a picture and post on social media using hashtag #homemadehoodoos and tag @BryceCanyonCountry, for more information visit our blog.
If you have a business closure or are changing your business hours please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep our residents up to date.
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
Below are some of the other resources that have been created for local businesses to help with messaging. Businesses are welcome to download and use these graphics, but the Garfield County Travel Council will also deliver these as they are printed.
Garfield County Strong Window Clings
available for businesses to hang in their store windows on June 12.
We're all in this Together Posters
Safety is a priority in Garfield County and at Intermountain Healthcare. Garfield Memorial Hospital is prepared to continue safe, routine care during public health issues. It is important that you continue to access care for your health needs as you normally would. If you have a procedure, appointment, or test scheduled and you are healthy, there is no reason to cancel these appointments. The Emergency room is still operating and open to any emergency.
EMERGENCY ALERT SIGN-UP
Be sure to sign up for emergency alerts offered by the Garfield County Sheriff's Office. Follow this link and sign up, this will allow emergency alerts to be sent to you and your family.Alert Sign Up
CALL BEFORE YOU COME
If you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Shortness of Breath
- And a recent close contact with a COVID-19 patient or recent travel to an area where COVID-19 is active, then:
Please stay home to protect others from the illness. Call your provider to let them know your symptoms and situation, and give advanced notice before you visit any healthcare facility.
CONNECT CARE (TELEHEALTH)
Connect Care makes it easy to talk to an Intermountain Healthcare clinician.
For COVID-19 screening or concerns please call Intermountain Health Answers at 844-442-5224.
For additional information regarding COVID-19 visit Intermountain Healthcare’s Website.