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It’s Sunday, May 3. We will provide the latest coronavirus updates that involve Utah throughout the day.
5:55 p .: Gateway and Station Park shopping centers will reopen
Two other shopping centers announced Sunday that they have reopened or will do so within the next two weeks. The gateway in downtown Salt Lake City will open several stores starting Monday, while others expand offerings.
For example, the HallPass food room is already open for shipping and takeout. But on Monday, the takeout menu and the hour will increase.
Momi Donuts continues its regular hours on Saturdays, and Rocky Mountain Chocolate does the same Friday. Mystery Escape Room was reopened privately on Friday after offering rooms and escape games online.
Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar will start taking reservations to eat at home starting Mother’s Day, which is May 10. Visit Gateway website for a complete list of what is available is what is still closed.
Station Park in Farmington was announced on the website that is opened and the store opening hours can be different. Shopping mall post detailed document which outlines what guests can expect when they visit.
Some of the steps that the mall has implemented are modifications to public seating areas by complying with social distance rules, reducing large events to “small intimate experiences,” strategically placed hand sanitizing stations and more.
3:30 p.m .: Creek City Center will reopen
On Wednesday, downtown Salt Lake City shopping center will open its doors at 11 am and operate under a reduced daily schedule. That website note that store and restaurant opening hours may vary.
It said the mall places the buyer’s health and safety “above all” with:
• Use signs and stickers to help customers practice social distance.
• Clean and eradicate central germs throughout the day and after hours, focusing on high-traffic, high-touch surfaces.
• Use stronger disinfectants when available.
• Offering hand sanitizer at designated stations.
• Provide wipes for trains while supplies are still available.
• Turn off drinking fountains.
• Removing furniture and / or rearranging seating areas in public areas and food courts to allow for greater social distance.
• Remove trays from the food court to reduce the number of high touch surfaces.
• Encourage the use of masks and gloves that have not been mandated by local, state or federal law.
• Allow pedestrians in the mall access to do what they like, but for a more limited period of time.
“We will continue to comply with all local, state and federal laws and mandates to ensure a safe environment,” Mal said.
12:55 p .: Fashion Mall Place reopens
Fashion Place, Murray Mall is located in the center of the city that attracts buyers from across the Salt Lake Valley announced on its website that it will open Tuesday.
Fourteen businesses are listed as “operating in limited hours,” and buyers are encouraged to call ahead for specifics.
Five businesses are open only for roadside pickups. Namely AT&T, Buckle, Journeys, Journeys Kidz and Nordstrom.
Other businesses are California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Corner Bakery, Cupbop, Chick-fil-A, LensCrafters, Olive Garden, Red Rock Place, and The Container Store.
12:20 p.m.: Utah’s death reaches 50
Utah has reached 50 deaths from COVID-19, the Utah Department of Health reported on Sunday.
The person who died was a woman from Salt Lake County who was hospitalized. He is between 45 and 64 and has a history of underlying health conditions.
The department also reported 194 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 5,175. That’s a 3.7% increase and the second biggest one-day jump since 203 new cases were recorded on April 2.
The number of tests rose by 4,298, increasing the total to 122,102. The rate of positive test results is 4.2%.
Utah recorded 18 additional hospitalizations. The total number of hospitalizations since the pandemic arrived in the state now reaches 436.
The department also reported that 2,283 cases in the state were considered to have recovered, meaning someone was diagnosed with the corona virus more than three weeks ago and had not yet died.
11:35 AM: Swiss Midway Day is canceled
One of the biggest summer festivals in Utah has been canceled because of COVID-19.
Midway Swiss Days, which attracts up to 100,000 people to Midway Wasatch County every year, will not happen.
The decision was made “under the direction of the Wasatch Health Department,” according to Midway Boosters website.
It is considered as one of the largest festivals in the state, featuring 10K competitions, arts and crafts, food and other entertainment.
Wasatch County, on Saturday, had 156 confirmed cases of the novel corona virus, seven hospitalizations and one death.
9:40 am: Zion to reopen ‘select area’ when the national park starts again
Other Utah national parks will open soon.
“Select area” Zion, the most popular in Utah’s “Mighty 5” national park, will be available to the public starting May 13. The park does not specify which areas but will have updates in the coming days.
“As we move forward, the health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers and partners will guide our operational approach to inspect every function and service of the facility and ensure these operations comply with current public health guidelines,” the park said on its website . .
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