Downtown Alliance Lauds Salt Lake City's Shift to Yellow

September 02, 2020 Written by

Effective Friday, September 4th, Salt Lake City will shift to the yellow restriction phase of the State’s COVID-19 health guidelines. 

“We commend Mayor Mendenhall and her administration’s efforts in taking this important step to shift restrictions,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Downtown Alliance and Salt Lake Chamber. “The Mayor’s data-informed decision making allows Salt Lake City to balance the financial health of its businesses while maintaining the wellbeing of its citizens.” 

According to the State of Utah’s Health Guidance System, all businesses are allowed to open their doors under the yellow restriction so long as reasonable precautions such as mask-wearing, social distancing and frequent sanitization are followed. A full list of individual and business guidelines can be found here

“While this is not a return to normal, a decrease in the level of restriction means an increase in economic opportunity for downtown Salt Lake City’s 2,000+ businesses,” said Dee Brewer, executive director of the Downtown Alliance. “We look forward to safely welcoming hotel guests, shoppers, downtown workers and patrons to the myriad of restaurants, bars and retail favorites that are open.”