DRAPER CITY SERVICES
The health and well-being of our residents is our top priority. All essential city services will continue uninterrupted. These services include water, sewer, trash and recycling pick-up, etc. Our police officers and firefighters are seasoned professionals who serve our community on a daily basis. Their years of training mean that our community is well-prepared for many different crises, including a public health crisis like COVID-19.
City Hall will remain open but access will be limited in order to comply with social distancing requirements from federal, state and county health officials. The Draper City Justice Court will be closed through Friday, April 11 and the Passport office will be closed indefinitely. City sponsored recreational programs are also suspended and/or postponed indefinitely. As of March 26, city-owned parks and trails will remain open, with the exception of the Draper City Skate Park.
We recognize that many businesses are struggling due to the significant financial toll of the COVID-19 crisis. Draper City is committed to helping our local businesses weather this unprecedented global pandemic. Please take this brief, 5-minute survey (bit.ly/DraperBusiness) to let us know how we can help. We are sending weekly email updates with information regarding available resources for businesses. To sign up, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Draper City Council recently adopted Ordinance 1430. This ordinance allows businesses to obtain a temporary permit to post signs for a longer period of time than previously allowed. In addition, the City is waiving temporary signage fees for all businesses who apply between March 20, 2020 and September 19, 2020. The intent of this ordinance is to allow businesses to post signage stating that they’re open during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to learn how to apply.
Open for business? We’d like to highlight you! Send us pictures, graphics and/or information about your business to email@example.com and we’ll consider it for posting to our City website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). In addition, tag us in your posts using the following hashtags #draperstrong #shoplocal #smallbusiness.
Here are links to available resources:
Governor Herbert’s Utah Leads Together Plan
Mayor Jenny Wilson and the Salt Lake County Health Department issued a new public health order called "Salt Lake County: Stay Safe. Stay Home." The order is intended to further limit the spread of COVID-19. It will be in place from Monday, March 30 through Monday, April 13, 2020.
Here are the basic elements of the order that you need to know:
• Directs all individuals to stay at home except to engage in essential activities, which includes going to work under certain conditions.
• Closes certain businesses that act as gathering places or involve close contact between people.
• Closes children’s playgrounds and prohibits team sports, including pickup games.
• Keeps outdoor sport courts and fields open for individuals and families that reside in the same household.
• Asks residents to responsibly enjoy recreational amenities by always maintaining 6 feet from people outside of their household.
• Requires businesses to actively enforce social distancing practices and exclude ill employees from working.
COVID-19 (COronaVIrusDisease, 2019) is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus. The disease causes respiratory illness with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face and avoiding close contact with other people. If you think you may have COVID-19, call the Utah Coronavirus Hotline at 1-800-456-7707. For more information, please visit coronavirus.utah.gov.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
Per the recommendations today from the Utah COVID-19 Task Force to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Draper City has taken a precautionary, preventative measure by declaring a State of Emergency. The proactive move is intended to protect vulnerable populations such as elderly individuals and those with underlying health conditions.
“We ask that the public remain calm. The health and well-being of all our residents is our number one priority,” said Draper City Mayor Troy Walker. “We have not yet seen community transfer in Utah, and It is important to note that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Draper. Getting ahead of this disease through the appropriate mitigation measures is the best way to protect the most vulnerable among us.”
More information can be found here. The following are the Proclamations: