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Moab COVID-19 Updates

Important Notice

At this difficult time we are asking that you stay at home taking all precautions to avoid getting sick.  Sheltering in place is what we all need to do to stay healthy. While we know you love coming to Moab, we ask that you stay at home and do all that you can to avoid travel.

Moab, located in Grand County, has a Southeast Utah Health Order that prohibits camping on public lands and overnight lodging in Moab at this time.  We have updated information on our Discover Moab website for you to enjoy while we all wait for a time when we can safely visit with each other.

Stay at home, take all precautions to stay healthy, and avoid travel at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any overnight accommodations (hotels, motels, condos, guest homes, RV parks, campgrounds) currently available for visitors?

No. The Southeast Utah Health Department has issued a Public Health Order that orders overnight lodging establishments to only accept new reservations for rooms for "essential visitors". The order states in part: all overnight and short-term lodging facilities (including but not limited to hotels, motels, condos, townhomes, guest homes, RV parks, and all camping on public or private lands) may only check-in, rent, or lease to Essential Visitors and Primary Residents. An Essential Visitor is any individual renting lodging or camping for an amount of time less than 30 days for the purposes of work within the county. Primary Residents are any individuals renting lodging for periods of 30 days or greater or whose primary address is within one of the counties. An initial violation of this Order is punishable as a Class B Misdemeanor. Subsequent violations are punishable as Class A Misdemeanors. Read the entire Public Health Order here.

How long is the Public Health Order in effect?

The Order expires Expires at 11:59 p.m. on April 15th, 2020 unless renewed after further review. ​

Are the national parks open?

No. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are both closed until further notice. Read more here.

Is Dead Horse Point State Park open?

In accordance with Governor Herbert’s "stay home, stay safe" directive, Dead Horse Point State Park is open for day-use activities to residents of Grand and San Juan counties in Utah (the park is in both counties). Non-residents will not be allowed to enter the park effective immediately through April 13th. The campgrounds, yurts, and gift shop will remain closed through at least April 16th. Day-use fees are still required upon entry into the park and the entrance station will remain staffed to enforce this directive.

Prevention

We care about you! We are asking everyone to follow the President’s guidelines:

  • Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people
  • Use restaurant drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options
  • Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits
  • Listen and follow the directions of your state and local authorities
  • If you feel sick, stay at home. Do not go to work, Contact your medical provider.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible

We value all of our visitors and our local community. Please follow the guidelines above. You are all important to us! For additional prevention tips visit coronavirus.gov

Where can I find additional information on COVID-19’s impact on Moab?

For more information we encourage you to visit Moab City COVID-19 Info & Moab COVID-19 Task Force.

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