COVID-19 Update 30.0
San Juan County - Utah's Canyon Country
Monday 20 April 2020
Dear Partner,
Updated San Juan County Public Health orders extends through May 1st. The new order "loosens restrictions on travel to the county for those who are full time RVers as well as those who can do so without violating a state or local travel restriction in their home jurisdiction. Other changes include the loosening of restrictions for many face to face visits with family and friends."
State Parks has opened several parks to non-locals. Locally this includes: Goosenecks State Park and Edge of the Cedars State Park. Dead Horse State Park still remains closed to non-residents. Residents are defined as San Juan County and Grand County. Visit this link for a full State Parks map open and closure map:
BLM Canyon Country District Monticello Field Office dispersed camping, in accordance with the San Juan Public Health Order, is open to non-locals. Areas that remain closed remain so to encourage social distancing and group gathering. These areas include: established and group campgrounds, vault toilets, and special use permitting including Cedar Mesa & the San Juan River. These closures remain in effect until April 30th.

Utah Leads Together 2.0, in this afternoon's press conference the Governor offered hope that the "stabilization phase" for Utah is around the corner. To learn what this means as well as to read the state's updated COVID-19 plan for urgent response and recovery follow this link: New Utah Leads 2.0 Plan

The new plan's ultimate objective is to align public health and economic health to ensure strong recovery. It includes dashboards about COVID-19 data, specific guidance about how industries can adapt to public health requirements, recommendations for local government, and a color-coded health guidance system for how businesses, non-profits, and governments can safely re-engage in-person with their customers and employees.
The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation opened a Save Small Business $5,000 grant initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Applications go live April 20, 2020 at 12PM PST

- Employ between 3 and 20 people
- Be located in an economically vulnerable community
- Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic

Follow this link to apply:
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.

Read the full announcement  to learn more about the opportunities USDA Rural Development is implementing to provide immediate relief to our customers, partners, and stakeholders.
Alternative business funding has opened throughout the country. Here is a list of options created by the Colorado Office of Economic Development, some are Colorado specific--however many include nationally available grant/loan options.
A note : our emails are becoming long, particularly with all the funding resources available. Please note that often you cannot see the entire email in your email window. If you scroll to the base of our email just click "[Message clipped] View entire message" to view the full email.
As a reminder all pertinent economic development & business webinars, as they become available are being posted on our website scroll down to the tab "COVID-19 Webinars"
The Utah Economic Task Force will host a virtual town hall on  Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST  to provide a status update on the Paycheck Protection Program from members of Utah's federal delegation, as well as discuss how local businesses are using the Utah Leads Together 2.0 plan when preparing for the reactivation of our economy.

  • Welcome - Governor Gary Herbert
  • Paycheck Protection Program Update - Senator Mitt Romney and Congressman Ben McAdams
  • Utah Leads Together 2.0 Industry Update - Amanda Covington, Larry H. Miller Group Companies
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Hispanic Community - Silvia Castro, Suazo Business Center
  • Business Story - Rona Rahlf, Utah Valley University and Janae Moss, RBM Building Services
(Do not share this link publicly on social media or your website.)
The University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business will be hosting free forums called Navigating COVID-19: How to Save Your Business . These forums are focusing on specific business topics related to navigating these unprecedented times every Tuesday and Friday in April. For more information visit:
Impact Utah is offering a free webinar series titled "Your COVID Business Plan Survive Then Thrive." Click here for details:
Below we have outlined local, state, and federal resources where funding is available. We recommend that businesses act quickly if they are interested. Please note information is constantly evolving, if you are tracking a funding source be sure to check back regularly. There is an update timestamp in the footer of the resource document for reference.
Please note changes in SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance In order to qualify for the Advance, you must submit this   new application  even if you previously (prior to 3/30/20) submitted an EIDL application. Applying for the Advance will not impact the status or slow your existing EIDL application.

Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
Utah has launched an SBA Rapid Response team to help answer immediate SBA loan/program questions. Please use the following form to reach out to the team. Also you are welcome to contact our office.
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 directory of county businesses and their temporary COVID-19 hours, adjusted operations, and offerings.

Business Directory:

To be listed or edit a listing contact:
Blanding Elementary school student dancing for everyone's health, “My name is Audrianna Little. I am kinya’aanii born for bitter water, I am a student at Blanding Elementary, I dance dance for everyone to stay healthy, Thanks to the Native American Health Center for putting up this special.” Click the image below to watch the full video.
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Current San Juan County Updates
Previous Emails
For earlier updates visit our website: , tab "Local Resources"
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

Who to contact?
Natalie Randall,
  • Business & Funding questions (RLF, SBA, State, etc)
Allison Yamamoto-Sparks,
  • Visitor Information 1-800-574-4386
Stuart Smith,
San Juan County EDVS Team