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Utah governor issues executive order requiring adults entering state to disclose travel plans
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Utah governor issues executive order requiring adults entering state to disclose travel plans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued an executive order on Thursday that requires adults entering the state to disclose their travel plans. This is part of the state’s continued efforts to track and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Individuals 18 years or older will have to fill out a travel declaration form that they receive via text message through a wireless emergency alert system upon entering the state.

The Utah Department of Transportation will use the electronic form to collect information, including the individual’s name, date of birth, point of entry into Utah and COVID-19 related health information. None of the personal information collected will be shared with the public or unauthorized individuals.

Herbert has said, “We need to limit our travel to essential purposes only. Our goal is to trace potential cases of COVID-19 in inbound travelers.”

The order went into effect on Friday, and it remains in effect until May 1.

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