COVID-19 Update 14.0
San Juan County - Utah's Canyon Country
Weekend Edition, Saturday 28 March 2020
Dear Partner,
Happy Weekend!

In conjunction with the Governor’s Coronavirus Directive for Utah ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ , this morning San Juan County has also released a new directive " Guide to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Currently In Effect in San Juan County ." This includes more specific guidelines regarding the definition of visitors, business practices, encouraging resident time spent outdoors, and social distancing practices.
Yesterday, the President signed t he Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act , a $2 trillion aid program to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.  Click here to learn how the CARES Act will benefit you.

Federal Resources
Additionally, existing federal programs, protections and resources are available for U.S. businesses to take advantage of during these uncertain times.  Click here for an overview of available federal resources. 

For both the CARES Act and Federal Resources & Programs summary click the buttons below. Please know these are "living" documents and will continue to evolve and grow.
A dditional resources can be found by following:
US Travel Association Resources:

Learn what the different parts of CARES Act mean for you and your travel business with the guides below:
San Juan County is currently soliciting Request for Interest (RFI) for hotels willing to provide emergency isolation or quarantine services during the COVID-19 period. Letters of interest are due by March 31, 2020 by 4PM. Please click the button below to review the complete RFI.
Utah Economic Task Force
We highly recommend community leaders, business owners, and citizens watch and participate in these Utah Economic Task Force Facts & FAQ's meetings every Tuesday and Thursday from 4PM-5PM. If you are unable to watch or attend, we have linked the YouTube recordings of the meetings to date below:

If you would like to receive future communications on the Economic Response Task Force,  click here

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

Applications: OPEN
If you are considering to apply for SBA disaster relief funding we understanding the process can be somewhat daunting. We've linked SBA's 3-step application process as well as a loan assistance application guide (as a note, we continue to add helpful tips to this guide as local businesses are applying--if there is anything you would recommend we add please let us know).

  • Applicants must meet the SBA requirements of a small business (500 employees or
  • fewer)
  • Businesses directly affected by COVID-19
  • Businesses that offer services directly related to the businesses in the declaration
  • Other businesses indirectly related the industry that are likely to be harmed by losses in their community (Example: Manufacturer of widgets may be eligible as well as the wholesaler and retailer of the product)
  • Small non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture

  • Religious Organizations
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Gambling Concerns (Ex: Concerns that derive more than 1/3 of their annual gross
  • revenue from legal gambling activities)
  • Casinos & Racetracks (Ex: Businesses whose purpose for being is gambling (e.g., casinos, racetracks, poker parlors, etc.) are not eligible for EIDL assistance regardless of 1/3 criteria above.
  • Cannabis Industry
Remember to Read...
Current San Juan County Updates
Bluff businesses will be closed until May 10th
Many of our local businesses are doing what they can to keep their doors open and services available to our residents .

Click here for our director of county businesses and their temporary COVID-19 hours, adjusted operations, and offerings.

Business Directory:

To be listed or edit a listing contact:
Business Weekly Spotlight
With many of our local businesses remaining open we will be running features on our Newsroom to inspire our community to buy local.
Many of our local businesses have taken the time to get creative in their business models allowing them to stay open & make sales while still encouraging social distancing. Kate Goble , who runs a preschool in Monticello, knows how hard it can be to entertain little ones! She has put together a Pre-School packet of 15-20 activities for ages 2-5. Cute redhead not included.  Click here for info.
Help us find and share these features by tagging @sanjuanedvs and #SanJuanStrong
Let's take a moment to recognize the positive moments in our community. "Once upon a time, there was a school full of staff who missed their students very much..." a presentation by Monticello Elementary School (MES) films. Sarah English , a local teacher pulled this video together for all the MES students and their families. Our teachers are the best! Click link for video.
Help us find and share these features by tagging @sanjuanedvs and #SJCMonumentalMoments
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For business and tourism industry updates please refer to:

We are aware of the concern many businesses have, particularly those impacted by the travel industry. This web page is intended to be a resource for businesses regarding changes in the travel industry as well as business relief funding options as they become available.

Please note, this web page is not intended to be a source for updates on COVID-19. For up to date information on COVID-19 please visit the state of Utah’s Coronavirus (COVID-19)  information hub :
Please feel free to contact our office with any questions 435-587-3235 or 800-574-4386
San Juan County EDVS

Natalie Randall,
Allison Yamamoto-Sparks,
Stuart Smith,