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Moab COVID-19 Updates

Current Moab Status – UPDATED October 19, 2020

  • Arches National Park
    • Trails, Overlooks, Campground, Bookstore & Visitor Services (Outside) – Open
    • Fiery Furnace (Ranger-Led Hikes & Individual Permits) and Backcountry Camping – Closed
  • Canyonlands National Park – Trails, Overlooks, Campground, Bookstore & Visitor Services (Outside) – Open
  • Dead Horse Point State Park – Open
  • Trails (OHV/Hiking/Biking) on BLM Land – Open
  • Developed Campgrounds on BLM Land – Open
    Note: A Fire Restriction Order is in effect.
  • Dispersed Camping on BLM Land – Open
    Note: A Fire Restriction Order is in effect. Human waste carryout is mandatory (portable toilet or human waste bags).
  • National Forest Developed Campgrounds: Warner Lake (excluding cabin), Oowah Lake, Mason Draw – Open
    Note: A Fire Restriction Order is in effect.
  • Commercial Campgrounds & RV Parks – Open
  • Overnight Accommodations (Hotels/Motels/B&B’s/Condos/Guest Homes) – Open
  • Restaurants – Open
  • Guides & Outfitters – Open
  • Equipment Rentals – Open
  • Vehicle Rentals – Open
  • Shops & Galleries – Open

Mandatory Face Coverings

Face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth are now mandatory in Moab. They must be worn in public areas including indoor or outdoor space open to the public where consistent social distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible, reasonable or prudent. Free masks are available at the Moab Information Center, on the corner of Main and Center Streets, and at the national parks.

Thank you for wearing a face covering in Moab.


Grand County Fire Restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions

Are face coverings mandatory in Moab?

Yes, face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth are now mandatory in Moab. They must be worn in public areas including indoor or outdoor space open to the public, where consistent social distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible, reasonable or prudent. Local businesses may pick up free face coverings at the Canyonlands Copy Center, 375 S. Main St., in Moab. The Moab Information Center (The MIC), on the corner of Main and Center Streets, and the National Park Service will distribute face coverings to area visitors. This Public Health Order will expire at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2020, unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing, and shall be re-evaluated as warranted. Read the full Health Order here.

How many COVID-19 cases are there currently in Moab (Grand County)?

The Southeast Utah Health Department keeps an updated list here.

What is the current COVID-19 Transmission Index for Moab?

Moab is currently at the Moderate Level. For full details about guidelines and restrictions visit here.

Are the national parks open?

Yes. Arches and Canyonlands national parks are continuing to increase visitor services:

  • Open: All park roads, hiking trails, viewing areas, campgrounds, bookstores, and visitor centers (services are located outside)
  • Closed at Arches: Fiery Furnace and backcountry camping
  • Online only: Canyonlands backcountry and river permits

Are trails (OHV, hiking, biking) on public lands (Bureau of Land Management) open?

Yes. All trails on BLM land are open.

Can I camp on public lands (Bureau of Land Management)?

Yes. All developed campgrounds are open. Dispersed camping is also allowed. Note that a Fire Restriction Order is in effect. Human waste carryout is mandatory for dispersed campers (portable toilet or human waste bags).

Is Dead Horse Point State Park open?

Yes, the park is open to everyone.


Stay Safe to Stay Open

Stay Safe to Stay 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.
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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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