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Updated March 25: Grand County-area coronavirus closures, cancellations and policy notices

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Updated March 25: Grand County-area coronavirus closures, cancellations and policy notices

For information on San Juan County closures and policy, please check out coverage from our friends at the Canyon County Echo. > Read more.

Updated restaurant policies are available from Discover Moab. > Read More.

For breaking closure and policy info, check out the Grand County COVID-19 Taskforce Facebook page. > Read more.


Government & Organizations

Local Emergency Alerts

Grand County residents can sign up to be notified by text, phone call and/or email in case of an emergency situation near their location. Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Moab City Police Department, Moab Valley Fire Department, Grand County Emergency Medical Services, City of Moab and Grand County Dispatch are uniting to encourage the public to sign up at www.grandcountyalerts.org

Moab Regional Hospital

Contact MRH for the most up-to-date policies and procedures. For general questions about hospital access or other health concerns, call 435-719-3500. MRH asks if you have respiratory symptoms needing medical care, or have respiratory symptoms and are in a high-risk population (over 65 or have a medical condition) or if you have respiratory symptoms and have traveled to an area known to have community transmission of COVID-19, or have respiratory symptoms and have had known contact with a person with a positive test for COVID-19, call our hotline at 435-719-3998 to be screened by a nurse and navigated to the proper point of care.  > More info

The Grand Center

The Grand Center is closed to visitors, but is offering free assistance with grocery supply and delivery, as well as meals for people over the age of 60 and people with pre-existing medical conditions. You may reach The Grand Center by calling 435-259-6623.

Grand County Courthouse

As of March 16, the Courthouse is closed to the public until further notice. > More info

City of Moab

In an press release on March 13, officials with the City of Moab announced the closing of all city buildings at the end of business on Friday, March 13. This includes the Moab Arts and Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center. Moab City Hall is closed to the public but administration and staff are continuing to perform city services. > More info

Grand Water & Sewer Service Agency

As of March 13, Grand Water & Sewer Service Agency is limiting our face-to-face contact with the public. > More info

The Moab Arts and Recreation Center

On March 13, the City of Moab announced the closure of all city buildings indefinitely, including the MARC. > More info

LDS Church

On March 12, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints announced that all gatherings of church members, including public worship services, are “temporarily suspended.” The April 2020 General Conference will be performed virtually and livestreamed online. > More info 

Moab Free Health Clinic

The Moab Free Health Clinic announced in a March 12 post on social media that it will not take in any potential COVID-19 patients and recommends contacting MRH at (435) 719-3998. MFHC is still open for primary care, medication management, STD screening, and mental health services. They ask that if you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms, please call before arriving and forgo appointments until you are feeling better. > More info

Grand County School District

As of March 13, all Grand County School District campuses will be closed Monday, March 16 through March 27. On Wednesday, March 18, online education will begin for all students in the district.

On Monday and Tuesday, administrators will create a pick-up schedule for parents who need to check out Chromebook for their students. The schedule will be shared as soon as possible, via parent link, social media and the GCSD website. Emery Telcom is offering free Internet until the end of the school year for families if they have a student K-12. Details of how to set this up will be provided as soon as possible.

Food Services: On Monday and Tuesday, administrators will create a lunch pick-up schedule for those in need of school lunch. The schedule will be shared as soon as possible, via parent link, social media and the GCSD website. No lunches will be available on Monday or Tuesday as we prepare.

Extra-Curricular Activities & Events: All practices, events and games are canceled.  > More info

The Grand Center of Moab

On March 13, the Grand Center announced that they will not be serving meals. Starting March 16, Home delivered meals will be available to those who normally would not meet the criteria for a home delivered meal. Please call The Grand Center at 259-6623 if you would like to schedule a delivery of meals. > More info

The Moab Valley Multicultural Center

While they continue to serve the community, MVMC workers are not meeting anyone in person. To access help from MVMC including food aid, translation services, vouchers and other assistance, call 435-259-5444

Grand County Public Library

On March 13, the Grand County Public Library announced it would close indefinitely. Online services like e-books and audiobook checkout will be available digitally, and residents can call the Library if they need help accessing materials. > More info

Full Circle Intertribal Center

On March 12, FCIC announced via social media that all Nourishing Traditions programming and events will be canceled for the month of April. > More info

KZMU Radio

On March 16, KZMU Radio announced that they will limit access to their station due to the coronavirus pandemic. "During this time KZMU will continue to broadcast all of our regularly scheduled news and public affairs programming. We will also continue to broadcast pre-programmed music shows from DJs and our automation system throughout the day." > More info

Moab Community Recycle Center

On March 15, Moab Community Recycle Center announced it would close to the public until further notice. > More info

National Parks

National parks are open. Visitors centers for most parks have been closed and fee collection suspended. Check individual park policies. > More info

Utah State University - Moab

According to social media, USU-Moab classes will be canceled from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. Starting Wednesday, March 18, classes will shift to online courses. > More info


Events 

Easter Jeep Safari

Red Rock 4-Wheelers confirmed that Easter Jeep Safari will be canceled for the first time in over 50 years. > More info

UTV Utah San Rafael Swell Ride

On March 13, UTV Utah announced they would postpone their San Rafael Swell ride until a fall date to be announced. > More info

Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference

On March 11, the Natural Building Alliance announced that the Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference would be rescheduled tentatively for August 27 - 29, 2020. > More info

Rally on the Rocks Event

As of March 12, organizers announced that "the Rally is still on," scheduled for May 12 to 16.  > More info

Green River Rock and Mineral Festival

The festival has been "postponed indefinitely" as of March 12. > More info

Moab Metal Madness

Moab Metal Madness, scheduled for April 3, was canceled with new dates to be announced. > More info

Mad Moose Events

Both the Canyonlands Half Marathon and the Behind the Rocks Ultra have been canceled, and registration has been closed for the Amasa Trail Race on April 18. Event organizer Justin Ricks told the Moab Sun News "We’ll be monitoring the situation, and making a decision about it’s continuation sooner than later," on March 12. > More info 

BuildingMan

On March 13, event organizers confirmed the rescheduling of BuildingMan due to COVID-19 concerns. BuildingMan will now take place on October 1-4 2020. > More info

Moab Skinny Tire Festival

The Moab Skinny Tire Festival was canceled on March 10. > More info


Businesses

Restaurants: As of March 19, all Grand County restaurants will be restricted to delivery or takeout service.  > Read more

Hotels: All Grand County hotels are prohibited to accept guests by order of the Southeast Utah Health Department. > Read more 

City Market

City Market announced reduced hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., in order to have time to properly clean and restock every evening. Shoppers will be limited to 3 of the same items; 'essential' items like hand sanitizer will be limited to one per customer. > More info

Moonflower Market

Moonflower has announced reduced hours. They are only accepting 10 customers in the store at one time. > More info 

Desert Threads

On March 17, Desert Threads announced they will begin operating by phone, email, or online. > More info

Gym on 5th

On March 14, the Gym on 5th announced it would close until April 1. > More info

WabiSabi Thrift Store & Nonprofit

On March 16, WabiSabi announced they would close and offer call-ahead carside services. > More info

Rim Cyclery

On March 16, Rim Cyclery announced it would be closed indefinitely. > More info

Gallery Moab

On March 15, Gallery Moab announced it would be closed indefinitely. > More info

Needles Outpost

Needles Outpost's volunteer clean up event in April has been postponed to a TBD date. The store and campground remain open as of March 13.

It’s Sew Moab

In an email, It’s Sew Moab announced their storefront would be closed until April 1 due to coronavirus concerns.  > More info

 

 

While The Moab Sun News will try to keep this page updated, readers are urged to contact organizations directly for the most up-to-date information on cancellations, closures and policies related to coronavirus.

Updates can be emailed directly to moabsunnewseditor@gmail.com