Starting today, all drivers entering Utah are required to complete an electronic form regarding COVID-19. According to the state’s governor, Gary Herbert, this executive order is meant to prevent non-essential travel, especially during Easter Sunday. Drivers using certain entry points will receive an automated text message (triggered by geofencing) through the federal Wireless Emergency Alerts system. This text message will provide a link to complete the required form.
What the form will ask
- Entry location
- Date of birth
- Whether the driver has been tested for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
- If the driver is showing COVID-19 symptoms
- Address and phone number
- Specific places traveled within the past 14 days
Drivers who leave the state at the same points indicated below will also receive a text because the system doesn’t distinguish between inbound and outbound traffic. Drivers leaving Utah can ignore the message. However, they will be asked to complete the form upon return.
Locations that will be alerted
- I-15 at the Arizona border
- US-89 north of Kanab
- US-491/191 at Monticello
- I-70 at the Colorado border
- US-40 at the Colorado border
- I-80 at the Wyoming border
- I-15 at the Idaho border I-84 at the Idaho border
- I-80 at the Nevada border
Commercial drivers are exempt. This requirement applies to non-commercial motorists aged 18 and older, and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2020.