COVID-19 Update 9.0
San Juan County - Utah's Canyon Country
Monday 23 March 2020
Dear Partner,
We are continuing to encourage everyone to take the following survey showcasing the impacts of COVID-19 on their business to ensure the voices of San Juan County businesses are heard as policies are made.
Currently, there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in any person physically residing in Sam Juan County.

San Juan Public Health (SJPH) urge the public to continue practicing social distancing:
  • Do not gather in groups of more than 10 people.
  • If you are sick, STAY HOME.
  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.
  • Sneeze or cough into the inside of your elbow and disinfect frequently used items and surfaces often.
  • All nonessential travel is discouraged.
San Juan County continues to expect and prepare for COVID-19 in our community. SJPH will continue to provide regular updates.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to seasonal influenza – namely: fever, cough, and fatigue. These symptoms on their own are not worrisome and should not cause alarm. If symptoms get worse rapidly or you experience difficulty breathing, you should immediately notify your healthcare provider.

Please call your healthcare provider prior to visiting. Calling your provider prior to your clinic visit protects patients, staff, and our community.
Bureau of Land Management Update:
  • BLM Canyon County District, Monticello Field Office is implementing a soft closure. Please visit their website for updates.
  • The General office number for the Monticello Field Office is 435-587-1500, the San Juan River information line is 435-587-1544, Cedar Mesa Information line is 435-1510
The Utah Economic Response Task Force will host a “Facts & FAQs” virtual conference call on  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST  to provide an update on the status of efforts to mitigate the economic impacts of the coronavirus, including a discussion of available resources for employers, employees and those who have already felt the consequences of COVID-19. 

This task force was created by Governor Gary R. Herbert as a resource in dealing with the economic challenges associated with the pandemic, specifically its effect on the business community, families and individuals. This Zoom video conference will provide an overview of the Economic Response Plan released earlier that day and small business resources.

Economic Response Task Force Facts & FAQs:
Economic Response Plan Overview & Small Business Resources
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST

Tentative Agenda
  • Update on Economic Response Task Force - Utah Economic Response Task Force Chair Derek Miller
  • Federal Stimulus Programs - Senator Mitt Romney
  • Economic Response Plan Overview - Natalie Gochnour, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
  • Resources Available for Small Businesses - Ryan Starks, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development and Janna Wilkinson, Utah Division of Emergency Management
  • Case Studies of Innovative Practices by Local Small Businesses - David Utrilla, U.S. Translation Company and Matt Caputo, Caputo's Market & Deli

Please join us at:
(Video recording will be available after the meeting on the  Salt Lake Chamber's YouTube page .)

Due to the number of participants, audio functionality will be limited to agenda speakers. However, please use the Q&A function or email  to submit questions during the virtual conference.

If you would like to receive future communications on the Economic Response Task Force,  click here .
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)
  • Agricultural Enterprises: If the primary activity of the business (including its affiliates) is as defined in Section 18(b)(1) of the Small Business Act, neither the business nor its affiliates are eligible for EIDL assistance.
  • 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
Current San Juan County Updates
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:
Previous Emails
San Juan Strong
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. San Juan Theatre , in Blanding, is now serving drive-up popcorn service. To help you prepare for family movie nights. Text (435) 220-0376 to order your food or you can order at the window. From 6-8 PM.
Help us find these innovative business practices by tagging #SanJuanStrong
Monumental Moments
Let's take a moment to recognize the positive moments in our community. A good reminder from the Family Dollar staff in Monticello to "HOPE."
Help us find these moments by tagging #SJCMonumentalMonuments
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,