Updated November 9, 2020 at 3 pm MT.
Utah Governor declared a new state of emergency effective November 9, 2020 at 1pm MT and shame remain in effect until November 23, 2020, unless otherwise modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded. For full details and information on the state of emergency please click here.
The Governor’s executive order enacts statewide COVID-19 restrictions:
- Place the entire state 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.
- Business requirements: All businesses, including bars and restaurants must:
- Require employees and contractors to wear a face covering while at work.
- Ask patrons to wear a face mask.
- Require at least 6 feet of physical distance between household groups. For bars and restaurants, at least 6 feet of physical distance is required between parties. Bars must close by 10 p.m. until November 23, 2020.
- Post signage that lists COVID-19 symptoms, asks individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to stay home, and provides notice of face mask and physical distancing requirements.
For frequently asked questions please visit the Utah Coronavirus website FAQ page.
Updated May 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm MDT
The Governor has moved the state from moderate risk (orange) to low risk (yellow) public health guidance as outlined in Utah Leads Together 2.0.
Davis County is following the “Phased Guidelines for the General Public and Businesses V4.4.3” according to the Governor’s Executive Order. The Order and Guidelines are effective starting 12:00 a.m., May 16th. We can expect changes and/or updates every two weeks.
Updated May 5, 2020 at 9:00 am MDT
The Governor has moved the state from high risk (red) to moderate risk (orange) public health guidance as outlined in Utah Leads Together 2.0. Davis County is following the “Phased Guidelines for the General Public and Businesses” according to the Governor’s Executive Order. The Order and Guidelines are effective from 12:01 a.m., May 1st until 11:59 p.m. on May 15th, 2020. We can expect changes and/or updates every two weeks.
Many restaurants, activity centers, and other businesses will begin to open their doors to patrons. Davis County Tourism and Events will do our best to update our complete list of restaurants and businesses listed at the bottom of this page with the most up-to-date information on openings and services offered. We highly recommend contacting any business you would like to visit beforehand to confirm their status.
If you chose to go inside an eating establishment or business, please continue to practice social distancing, wear a face mask, wash your hands regularly, and follow the guidelines and procedures implemented by that business.
Updated April 2, 2020 at 10:30 am MDT
The Davis County Health Department has released a new Public Health Order that contains the following updates:
- Directs all individuals to stay at home except to engage in essential activities, which includes going to work under the conditions outlined in the Order.
- Matches earlier county and state public health orders regarding food service operations.
- Closes certain businesses that act as gathering places or involve unavoidable close contact between people. These businesses include: salons (hair, nail, eyelash), spas, tattoo and piercing shops, permanent makeup, swimming pools and splash pads, arcades, bowling alleys, movie theaters, playgrounds, recreation centers, swimming pools, gyms and fitness centers, performance venues, indoor play centers, social clubs, museums, aquariums, and zoos.
- Closes children’s playgrounds and limits access to outdoor sports courts and fields to individuals and members of the same household. Residents are asked to be responsible while spending time outside by always maintaining six feet from other people outside of their household. People should not congregate at trailheads or other outdoor spaces.
- Requires businesses to actively enforce social distancing practices and exclude ill employees from working; social distancing should include at least six feet between all people in the establishment, and workers symptomatic with respiratory illness or fever must not be present under any circumstances.
This Public Health Order is in effect from April 1 at 11:59 pm-May 1. You can read the entirety of the Order here.
Updated March 30, 2020 at 10:30 am MDT
Antelope Island State Park is currently open only to residents of Davis County per Governor Gary R. Herbert’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Directive. The Visitor Center and buildings at Fielding Garr Ranch are closed. The park, trails, wildlife viewing areas, and grounds at the Ranch remain open to Davis County residents.
We invite visitors and nonresidents to visit Antelope Island State Park once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, you can learn more about Antelope Island here or by visiting Antelope Island’s official website.
Updated March 24, 2020 at 9:00 am MDT
The Utah Department of Health, in coordination with the Governor’s Office and Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force, issued an order to all restaurants, bars, and food service establishments in the state of Utah to suspend dine-in operations for a period of two weeks beginning Wednesday, March 18, at 11:59 p.m.
Davis County Tourism and Events is actively working on updating all of the Davis County restaurants that are listed here and what services they will be offering during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit our “All Restaurants” page to find details on specific restaurants and what their various pick up or delivery options are during this time. We also encourage you to call or visit restaurant websites directly to see what services they will be offering as information can change by the day. You can access a list of all 400+ restaurants in Davis County and their contact information here.
Updated March 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm MDT
To assist visitors with travel decisions during the outbreak of COVID-19, Davis County Tourism and Events is working to share the most up-to-date information from resources such as the CDC, WHO, state agencies, and Davis County Health Department.
As of March 16, 2020, there are no restrictions for traveling in the United States and Utah. Davis County invites healthy, responsible visitors to still enjoy our beautiful natural playground and support our local businesses. Our top priority is the health and safety of our communities and visitors during this uncertain time. We are confident that our businesses and industry partners are actively doing their part in slowing down the spread. Davis County Tourism and Events is united with County, State, and National authorities in the current measures that have been taken to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Please check back frequently for new travel updates.
Davis County sits on the bench of some of the best mountains in the state of Utah and is home to one of the most unique State Parks, Antelope Island. During this time of social distancing, if you are able, we welcome you to explore our wide-open spaces and enjoy the beginnings of warm weather. Antelope Island State Park remains open and provides several outdoor recreation activities for all ages and interests, however the Visitors Center and gift shop is closed. Other Davis County outdoor activities include:
- 10 Best Hikes in Davis County
- New Fruit Loops Biking Trail in Fruit Heights
- Bird Watching at Farmington Bay
- Golfing in Davis County
We encourage you to support small businesses during this difficult time, especially our local restaurants as many will be providing take out or drive up services while social distancing is being recommended. View Davis County restaurants here.
- The White House issued new COVID-19 guidelines on March 16th recommending citizens to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than ten people
- The Utah Department of Health is encouraging everyone to take serious precautions, especially staying at least six feet away from other people and staying home if showing any symptoms.
- Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Coronavirus Task Force are recommending gatherings of more than 100 people be canceled for two weeks beginning March 16 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Check event calendars if your travel to Davis County was event-based.
- When traveling, always exercise healthy travel habits and to follow the CDC’s official information for travelers.
Ultimately, it is your personal decision whether or not to travel. Please use extra precautions and follow the below health tips recommended by CDC:
Health Tips (from CDC)
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks
General COVID-19 Information
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization
- Print Resources – handouts and posters
- Educational videos
- @CDCgov on Twitter
Key Resources and Travel Information
Davis County Business Resources
*Please contact businesses directly for the most up-to-date information
Updated November 9, 2002
Antelope Island State Park: OPEN
Antelope eBikes: CALL TO BOOK
As You Wish Pottery: OPEN
Bountiful Davis Arts Center: OPEN
Bountiful Main Street: OPEN
Davis County Libraries: OPEN
Great Room Escape: OPEN
Lagoon: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
Layton Hills Mall: OPEN but contact stores directly for information on closures or changes in hours of operation
Layton Heritage Museum: OPEN
The Rush Funplex: OPEN
South Davis Rec Center: OPEN
SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium: OPEN
Station Park: OPEN but contact stores directly for information on closures or changes in hours of operation
Syracuse City Museum: OPEN
Urban Air Trampoline Park: OPEN
Whitaker Museum: OPEN
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre: OPEN CALL FOR SHOW DETAILS
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center: Facilities OPEN; Trails OPEN
Hill Aerospace Museum: OPEN
On Pitch Performing Arts Center: OPEN CALL FOR SHOW DETAILS