March 13, 2020
By recommendation of Governor Herbert and the State, Clearfield City is suspending all events, programming, large gatherings and sports for the next 2 weeks. This is to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All cancellations and closures are precautionary to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our area. It’s not meant to be scary, or to cause worry. We are still at a low-risk and it is our goal, along with the State’s, to keep it that way.
Based on studies of Spanish Influenza in 1918, medical and health professionals determined that the best way to prevent the spread of this type of disease was called “social distancing”. Preventing large gatherings and close proximity interactions stems the progression of disease, which prevents hospitals, healthcare facilities, and resources from being overcrowded and overused. By social distancing, we are staying ahead of the virus and keeping the treatment manageable and effective.
In consultation with other agencies, and with the recent decision of the Davis School District to soft close schools, we have decided to close the Aquatic and Fitness Center beginning tonight March 13, at 7:00 PM for 2 weeks. We will take this opportunity to deep clean the center so we are ready to welcome back our residents and members to the center. All memberships will be extended 2 weeks to accommodate this change in operation. We will be providing some activities and digital classes in the coming weeks to help aid you in your fitness. Any parties will be rescheduled. The Community Arts Center will also be closed.
City Hall will remain open, and we plan to keep serving you however we can. In order to limit physical interaction, our Customer Service Center is almost completely accessible by phone at 801-525-2700. Before you come into City Hall, please call us. It could save you time and worry. Fingerprinting services will be suspended for 2 weeks, and we will reevaluate going forward. Garbage collection will continue as usual and water is treated and clean for you to drink and use.
The Police Department will be limiting interactions with the public to slow the spread of COVID-19 as well. If you need to file a police report, talk to an officer, or you have any questions, you can call our non-emergency dispatch at 801-525-2806. Please try to resolve things over the phone before coming in person.
Our staff will be working to maintain clean and healthy spaces throughout all our buildings and facilities.
We also have some reminders from the Centers for Disease Control to help you stay healthy. Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds, especially after you cough, blow your nose, sneeze, or use the bathroom. Wash hands before eating or preparing food. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, and if you need to, wash your hands before and after. Stay home if you are sick. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away and wash your hands. Maintain safe social distances by avoiding close personal contact (which means being within 6 feet of someone) for longer than 15 minutes.
If you have questions or want access to all the updates of COVID-19 in Utah, please visit coronavirus.utah.gov.