Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones

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.” 

Stay Safe to Stay Open is a statewide campaign to meet the critical imperatives of helping Utah address the health-related objectives to prevent and recover from the coronavirus while at the same time assisting the business community in an effort to appropriately strengthen our state’s economy.

Stay Safe to Stay Open seeks to educate, inform and help businesses communicate to their consumers that they have pledged to follow safety guidance from the Utah Department of Health.

Businesses participating in the campaign will be able to clearly identify their participation by colorful signage displayed in their windows and throughout their establishments, demonstrating that they have taken a pledge to follow the state’s guidelines.

Join the following downtown SLC businesses in taking the Stay Safe to Stay Open Pledge. Join here. 

Participating downtown SLC businesses:

The Depot 

City Creek Center

LDS Business College

Especially For You

Theory Salon

Utah Woolen Mills

Dexterity Salon

Latter Day Bride

Discovery Gateway

The Hilton

Western Nut Company

Downtown Farmers Market

Tailor Cooperative 

Caffe Molise

BTG Wine Bar

Hotel Monaco

BW Productions

Caputo's Market and Deli


Poplar Street Pub

Presto Print

Salt Lake Power Yoga

Peak 45


World Trade Center Utah

Taqueria 27

Array Tattoo

The Heavy Metal Shop

Ken Sanders Rare Books

United Way Salt Lake

Department of Workforce Services

Salt Lake Film Society

Quarters Arcade Bar

Rich's Burgers

Washington Federal Bank

The Leonardo

Ginger Street

Smith Bespoke 


While the pandemic may have put a pause on many social gatherings, dozens of downtown summertime staples have adapted to provide safe and innovative fun in the city. 

You can enjoy walking tours, virtual events, bike-in concerts and even some organizations that will bring the show to you! Here are 10+ ways to safely enjoy downtown. 

THE BLOCKS Public Art & Mural Trail
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Take a colorful walking tour of downtown’s array of public art and murals with THE BLOCKS’ Public Art & Mural Trail app. Learn who created each work of art and discover some hidden gems nearby. Get your walking tour started by scanning this QR code or by walking up to a BLOCKS plaque at 40+ downtown murals. 

Downtown SLC Farmers Market
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Grab your reusable shopping bags and head down to Pioneer Park to pick up the freshest produce in the state. You can safely support our intermountain agriculture community every Saturday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. through October 24th. Social distancing measures and safety protocols are enforced - view them here.  

City Creek Center
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Catch some rays under the retractable open-air roof as you choose from over 80 retailers and restaurants at City Creek. Click here to see a full listing.

At The Gateway
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The Gateway is chock full of socially safe events, dining and shopping opportunities. Highlights include Yoga on the Plaza, Utah Arts Alliance’s Art & Craft Market, GOGA (Goat Yoga), Dreamscapes and Movies on the Plaza. See their full calendar of events here.

SLC Concert Cruise Bike Concert
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Throughout downtown SLC, different local musicians will be stationed in locations to perform pop-up style shows for attendees. Concertgoers bike from 20-minute concert to concert in groups of 20 people or less. Get your tickets here.

SB Dance
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CURBSIDE THEATER PICKUP is a mobile, outdoor art munchie. It comes to you at home or another location that you choose in Salt Lake or Summit County. The audience is safely distant from performers and each other. The 5-minute show blends dance, movement, theater and often live music. Suitable for ALL Audiences, this project is free. Suggested donation if you’re able. Schedule your reservation here.

Restaurants & Bars
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Safely enjoy pick-up, delivery and dine-in meals from your favorite downtown SLC restaurants. Dining in? Don’t miss out on some of downtown’s favorite patios such as White Horse, Pallet, Gracie’s, Ginger Street, Eva’s, Spitz and more. See the full listing here.

Repertory Dance Theatre Virtual Dance Classes
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Learn from the pros! $10 gets you access to 20 virtual dance classes taught by RDT dancers. Choose from hip-hop, Bollywood, ballet, modern and more. Up your dance game here.

Excellence in the Community Concert Series  
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Featuring some of Utah’s finest musicians, this year-round concert series has gone virtual. Head over to every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. to tune in for free!

Salt Lake Power Yoga
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Experience signature Salt Lake Power Yoga classes from the comfort of your own home with SLPY ON DEMAND. Choose from live stream in-studio yoga or recorded classes. The studio is also open for socially distanced classes with strict safety measures in place. Learn more here.

Torrent Cycle
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Looking for a high-intensity workout to help kick your Corona 15? Get those legs back into shape at Torrent Cycle. Their spin classes have been reformatted to ensure patron safety with mandatory health checks for each guest and plenty of space between each cycle. Sign up for a class at 

**Know of an event or business that should be included in this listing? Please e-mail to have them featured.

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