Coronavirus Travel Updates for the Area

Learn more about local county efforts, as well as impacts on travel.

For any question please call our office at 435-644-5033 or email LSandoval@VisitSouthernUtah.com.

Presidential Update

Updated March 30, 2020

President Donald Trump says his administration is extending their guidelines on social distancing until April 30, after stating the COVID-19 death rate in the U.S. would likely hit a peak in two weeks. Read more Here.

 

Utah State Update

Updated March 27, 2020

Governor Gary Herbert issued a directive to Utahns to “stay safe, stay home” as the coronavirus spreads. It is not a stay-at-home order, which carries the potential for criminal charges. Instead, it is a directive for Utahns to follow until at least April 13.

The directive asks Utahns to stay at home, going out only when necessary to keep from spreading COVID-19. He said by doing it, Utahns could expect to see things improve in a few weeks instead of a few months.

The directive allows people to leave to go to work (but encourages working from home), for health care, groceries, and even go for walks or hikes. But it discourages recreational travel, childrens’ play dates and visits to gyms. State parks will only be available to residents in the county where it’s located. Read more Here.

 

Kane County Update

COVID-19 Update March 23, 2020

Over the past few weeks the guidelines and restrictions put in place due to COVID-19 have changed rapidly, sometimes from day to day.  However, the last several days we have seen our Federal, State and local governments settle in on the current social distancing strategy.

Below is a simplified listing of all the various restrictions and guidelines along with their current timelines.  Any restriction or recommendation remains subject to change but these are the respective dates as they currently stand unless extended or suspended.

President Trump’s “15 Days to Slow the Spread” campaign guidelines were issued on March 16th.  Although this specific campaign is in effect only until April 1, many of these simple social distancing and general hygiene guidelines will continue to be recommended.  You can find the guidelines here.

Schools are closed until May 1, 2020.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently updated their recommendations regarding school closures so we are likely to receive an update from the state or our local school district early next week.

The State Department of Health’s Order regarding dine-in restrictions for Utah restaurants and bars and the restriction on group gatherings of more than ten is currently in effect until April 3rd.  Please feel free to use the many options offered in our community for drive-through, take-out, and delivery.

Kane County buildings and most city offices are closed to the public or have limited access until May 1st.  Most offices can assist you over the phone or by email.

There are two main points to emphasize at this time.  First, we are under social distancing recommendations, NOT isolation or shelter in place orders.  In general this means that if you are healthy you should remain social but you need to keep gatherings to ten or less and allow six feet of space between others whenever possible.  However, you should not feel restricted to your home or from interacting with others. All healthy individuals should attempt to keep your life as normal as possible while following the restrictions and maintaining good hygiene practices.  If you are sick, elderly, or have significant health risks you should stay home as much as possible.

Second, in our area and many other areas of the nation, social distancing is working.  For Utah and specifically for Kane County this means it is very unlikely that tougher restrictions will be necessary.  Thank you to everyone who is doing their part. Thank you particularly to those who are continuing to support local businesses many of which have suffered tremendously.  Let’s continue to help them through this difficult time, with our thoughts, our prayers, and with our dollars. Keeping businesses open and keeping folks employed will go a long way to helping slow any economic down turn and hasten our recovery.

We are in this together.

 

 

Travel Updates

 

After careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt directed the National Park Service (NPS) to temporarily SUSPEND THE COLLECTIONS OF ALL PARK ENTRANCE FEES until further notice. – March 18, 2020

 

Zion National Park – Status = OPEN

March 23, 2020

Springdale, UT – The park is making a few changes to operations to improve social distancing and help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

  • Effective March 24, 2020, Zion National Park will temporarily close the Angels Landing Trail from Scout Lookout to the end of the trail. The West Rim Trail will remain open.
  • Effective March 25, 2020 at noon, Zion National Park will close park campgrounds. With this closure, it is important to remember that no other areas in the Park are authorized for camping.

The park itself remains open and visitors will be allowed to drive up the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive until the limited parking in the main canyon has filled. Once parking is full, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will be closed and open intermittently as parking spaces become available. The park is busiest between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 The health and safety of people visiting and working at Zion National Park is our priority. We are working with the National Park Service Office of Public Health and the U.S. Public Health Service to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Reopening of campgrounds, resumption of shuttle service, and the Angel’s Landing trail depend on the eventual resolution of the COVID-19 emergency. Once public safety can be assured, the temporary closures and limits on services will be rescinded.

 Other measures that have been taken include creating virtual visitor centers in lieu of staffed buildings, and putting all wilderness permits online. Park rangers are available in real time to answer phone calls and emails during regular business hours for information and trip planning. There are signs throughout the park with phone numbers and email contact information.

Following CDC guidance, NPS Public Health Service Officers recommend that visitors should take the following routine precautions:  

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use >60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or do so into your elbow. Dispose of the tissue and wash your hands again. 
  • Keep six feet of separation between yourself and others to reduce the potential spread of infection. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 
  • For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance for those at higher risk of serious illness.   
  • Most importantly, if you experience flu symptoms or any serious infection or virus, please stay home to avoid exposing others.

 We are also asking visitors to practice leave no trace principles- by staying on park trails, disposing of waste properly, minimizing impacts on park resources, respecting wildlife, and being considerate of others. Please help us take care of Zion during this difficult time.

 

Bryce Canyon National Park – Status = OPEN

Changes in Park Operations – Monday, March 16, 2020 – 6 pm.
The following precautions are being taken due to the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19).

The park remains open 24 hours.

The Visitor Center is closed at this time.
Ranger programs have been cancelled and park film showings in the Visitor Center Theater are cancelled until further notice. The park museum and restrooms within the Visitor Center remain open.

Junior Ranger books and badges are still available by request at the Natural History Association Bookstore cashier.

Bryce Canyon National Park is focused on ensuring employees, their families, volunteers, and visitors are safe by following the most current guidance from the CDC, OPM, OEM, and other federal, state, and local health authorities.

Operations Update March 23, 2020: Loop A of North Campground remains open to the public, but has transitioned from first-come-first-serve to camping by reservation only.

Reservations can be made at: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234058…

Park operations: https://www.nps.gov/…/bryce-canyon-national-park-public-hea…

 

Glen Canyon Nation Recreation Area – Status = Open with Limited Services

Updated March 23, 2020

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, in response to Declarations of Emergency issued by the states of Arizona and Utah; Coconino County, Arizona; City of Page Arizona; and the Navajo Nation, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support tribal, federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).As of March 23, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the following services and operations will be suspended in order to comply with the state, county, local and tribal orders:

The park will not issue permits, conduct on-site public or educational programs or collect trash. Public restrooms, some overlooks, and campgrounds managed by Glen Canyon and concessioners are being closed. Day use areas at Wahweap Overlook and the Chains area near Page, Arizona are closing after visitors depart today. Visitor information and services are being provided on the park website and social media.The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and social media.

Full press release here: https://www.nps.gov/glca/learn/news/03232020a.htm #GlenCanyon #COVID19

 

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park – Status = OPEN to Kane County Residents ONLY

Updated: 03/30/2020; 3:41 p.m.

NOTICE: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is currently open only to residents of Kane County per Governor Gary R. Herbert’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Directive.  Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information.

 

Wave Lottery – Status = Cancelled until further notice

Updated March 17, 2020

The Wave Lottery taking place in Kanab, Utah at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center will no longer take place until further notice. Find more information about the lottery and the Wave hike at blm.gov.

 

Kane County Visitor Center – Status = OPEN Walk up window available or call 435-644-5033

Updated March 19, 2020

The Kane County Visitor Center is accessible by walk up window located at the front of the building for those who are traveling through the area and need maps and further information.  Please use our contact form located on this site if you have any travel related questions, we will respond as quickly as possible.   You may also contact us at (435) 644-5033 for any questions or email lsandoval@visitsouthernutah.com.

Kanab Center – Status = Closed until further notice

Updated March 17, 2020

For more information about this closure, or questions about the Kanab Center/Events taking place please contact Danielle Ramsay via email at DRamsay@KanabCenter.com.

 

Kanab Local Business and Tourism Updates

 

*Note:  If a business is listed it because we have received an update from them.  Please do not assume all businesses are closed.  If you are a business that would like to provide us updates, please email lsandoval@visitsouthernutah.com

 

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary – Status = Closed to Visitors

As of Monday, March 16, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary will be closed to all visitors and non-local volunteers until further notice. Best Friends cares deeply about the health and well-being of our staff and visitors and, although this is a difficult decision to make, we believe it is the best thing to do for everyone’s welfare. For more information please visit bestfriends.org.

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile – Status = Suspended Operations as of March 20th

 

Kanab Restaurants – Status = All Dining Rooms are Closed until further notice

Find out more about the state-wide dining room closure from Governor Gary Herbert here. Updated March 18, 2020.

 

Iron Horse Saloon – Status = Open for carryout & delivery

Updated March 19, 2020

Iron Horse will be doing take out and delivery 7 days a week 5-9 p.m. with a limited take out menu.  Please call 435-644-2277.

 

Big Al’s Burgers at the Junction – Status = Open for carryout

Updated March 19, 2020

We now have the ability to do online orders. Go to https://orders.cake.net/10898705 and you can submit and pay for your order.  We ask everyone to use credit and debit cards when ever possible so we can avoid touching cash. We have equipment on the way that will help us to make it so we don’t have to touch your credit cards either.

 

Wendy’s Restaurant, Kanab – Status = Open for carryout

Updated March 19, 2020

Drive through is open.

 

Wild Thyme Cafe – Status = Open for carryout & delivery

Worried about the virus but crave your Wild Thyme fave? Order online and pick up your dinner in 30 minutes. Call when you drive up and we will carry to your car. Order at WildThymeKanab.com Or call us at 435-644-2848 Free delivery to hotel lobbies for orders of $50 minimum.

 

Subway, Kanab – Status = Open for carryout

Updated: March 23, 2020

Kanab Subway would like to say THANK YOU to our local customers for supporting us through these unfamiliar times. We want our customers to know that we are going above and beyond the required procedures to prepare and serve our delicious and healthy food. We are still offering our FULL menu. Using our Subway Mobile APP and online ordering https://order.subway.com/en-US/restaurant/11010/menu are the best most efficient way to order. However, phone in (435-644-8800) as well as drive-up/walk-up orders are also welcome. PICK-UP can be done at drive up window as well as walking in and picking up at cash register.

We plan to remain open and serve our community until we are told otherwise. THANK YOU again to everyone for your business. STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!For everyone practicing social distancing…(Funny Video)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dc2Ud2o-K8

 

Pizza Hut, Kanab – Status = Open for carryout & delivery

Updated March 18, 2020

PizzaHut is doing carry out and delivery orders! Our drive-through is still open, and we are offering No contact deliveries.
Call us up and we will take care of you!!!

435-644-2513

 

 

Peekaboo Woodfired Kitchen – Status = Open for carryout & delivery

Updated March 30, 2020

Starting this Monday Night at 5pm Peekaboo Kitchen 🥗 will be offering delivery of your favorite dishes within Kanab city limits. Minimum order $25 plus $3 delivery fee and free delivery on orders of $75 or more.

Calling out to our Kanab health care providers….
Call or place your order online for a complimentary Pizza today🍕
435-689-1959
http://peekabookitchen.com/

If you happen to be driving by Peekaboo is also offering curb side pick up. Call us on your way home to swing by and pick up supper.

 

 

Soda Fountain – Status = Open for carryout

Updated March 18, 2020

Call to place your order today 435-644-3401

View menu here.

 

 

Thunderbird Restaurant – Status = Closed until further notice

Updated March 30, 2020

 

 

Vermillion 45 – Status = Closed Until Further Notice

Updated March 30, 2020

See Kanab Creek Bakery (a sister restaurant) below for some Vermillion 45 menu items.

 

 

Escobars – Status = Open for carryout

Updated March 19, 2020

Escobars is available for take out orders.

435-644-3739

View their menu here.

 

Sego – Status = Open for Carryout

Updated March 20, 2020

Sego is offering favorite and new menu items available for take out.  Call 435-644-5680We will be offering Rewind lunch features starting next Tuesday 03/24 through Saturday 03/28. Different item each day Available 12pm-2pm or while supplies
We will also be offering our regular dinner menu and chef features 5pm-8pm Monday through Saturday. Take out or Curbside Togo
You don’t want to miss this!!! We hope to see you there

View the temporary Rewind Diner menu on Sego’s Facebook page.

 

Asava Juice = Open for carryout & delivery

Updated March 19, 2020

Call in your order, we’ll bring it out to your car. 435-644-2637.
For delivery, call in your order during store hours, we’ll deliver after 2pm. $3 fee within Kanab city limits, $25 minimum order. Smoothies, juice and soup available for delivery.
New hours for Wed. Thurs. & Fri will be 10am to 2pm.

 

 

Kanab Creek Bakery – Status = Open for carryout

Hello fellow pastry lovers! The Kanab Creek Bakery will remain open from 6:30am-3pm. We will be offering our full menu, delicious pastries and food specials for Take Out. We encourage you to call in your order so that it is ready for pickup!

Call us at 435-644-5689

See their Facebook page for Chefs Specials as well as their regular menu at KanabCreekBakery.com

 

 

Jakey Leigh’s Coffee Shop – Status = Open for carryout

March 30, 2020

Open for walk up window service and curbside.  You will be able to sit at the patio but not permitted inside.  You can call your order in at 435-644-8191 or text 435-705-9211.

See their Facebook page for a full menu and more information.

 

 

Rocking V – Status – Open for carryout and delivery 

Updated March 19, 2020

We are open 11:30 am – 8:30 pm Thursday – Monday for take out and delivery (delivery available to Kanab City limits).  Dessert is the antidote to the Covid Blues!  Order some sweets now from your HQ for deliciousness:  The Rocking V Cafe 435-644-8001  www.rockingvcafe.com

 

 

Lotsa Motsa – Status = Open carryout only

Updated March 19, 2020

Call in only 435-644-3388

 

 

Happy Trails BBQ – Status = CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Updated March 30, 2020

 

 

 

Houston’s Trails End = Open for carryout 3/19 – 3/21

Updated March 19, 2020

Open for carryout this week only (ends 3/21/20)  After this week closed until further notice.

 

 

Fusion House – Open for carryout

Updated March 19, 2020

Fusion House will only be doing take-out, call in, and pick-up orders due to the state suspension on dine-in operations.

Open Monday-Saturday 12 p.m. -8 p.m.
Call us at 435-644-8868

Check out our website for specials or to order online @ www.fusionhousekanab.netThank you for your continuous support!

 

-Nedra’s Too – Status = Closed Until Further Notice

 

-Martin’s Corner Deli (Duck Creek) – Status = Open

Closed Tuesdays

827 East Movie Ranch Road, Duck Creek,UT  435-682-2502

Open 11am-7pm. Call in for Curb-Side Pick-Up. Credit Card/Cash – if paying with cash please have exact amount.

 

 

Kanab Grocery Stores – Status = May have reduced hours; see below

-Glaziers Family Market

Updated March 18, 2020

Starting Friday, March 20, Glazier’s Market will dedicate the first hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 am to 8:00 am, solely to the shopping needs of senior citizens until further notice. This group is the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus. If you are not a senior, please respect this time by waiting until 8 am to come in.
We will have staff on hand to help those that need special accommodations. For all other customers, temporary store hours will continue to be 8:00 am to 8:00 pm until further notice.

Thanks for your continued understanding and support. Follow Glaziers Family Market on Facebook for minute by minute updates.

 

-Honey’s Marketplace

Updated March 23, 2020

Here are the NEW adjustments from Honey’s Marketplace to keep all of us safe.
· OPEN Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
· Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays 7 a.m.- 8 a.m. for seniors 60 and over, the disabled, and immunocompromised customers. PLEASE respect these special hours for our at-risk community members.
· At this time we are NOT allowing reusable bags. This is only to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to recycle at home.
· At this time we are NOT accepting returns
· Be patient as the cashier properly cleans and sanitizes the station between transactions.
· Social distancing is important, so we are asking Honey’s Team and customers to maintain a six-foot distance from each other in the aisles and throughout the store.
· Continue to look for daily updated limits.
Thank you for your support as we focus on keeping you safe and providing all the necessities we can at this time.

At this time, we would ask everyone to remember that the supply chain has been hit hard. Manufacturers, warehouses and stores are doing their best to distribute to the customer. As customers respectfully shop and responsibly care for their food, we can get through this tough situation. Therefore, we will continue to set limits in-order to help supply our community. We appreciate your cooperation in this situation.

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Lodging

Updated March 21, 2020

-Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile – Status = Suspended Operations as of March 20th until further notice
-Amangiri Resort – Status = Closed Until April 12, 2020
-Kanab RV Corral – Status = Offering Full-Time Stays to Effected Travelers.

 

Local Guides & Tours

 

-Kanab Tour Company – Status = Small Group Private Tours Only

Kanab Tour Company is offering small, private tours to guests (Parties of 8 or fewer).  Our hours are 9-2, Monday- Saturday. Visit their website KanabTourCompany.com.

-Seeking Treasure Adventures – Status = No Tours or Shuttles at this time
-Coral Pink ATV Tours – Status = Tours Available

We at Coral Pink ATV Tours are open and willing to take people out on tour that are looking for things to do. Guest can contact us via phone, text or email at
435-862-5084 coralpinkatvtours@gmail.com

 

Local Businesses

 

-Quality Printing – Status = Open w/Reduced Hours

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-Lumber Plus True Value – Status = Open w/Special Offers

With everything going on in the world right now, we want you to know that we are here for you. We now have the option to order online and pick up in store the same day! You can use the qr code and then locate Lumber Plus and start shopping! You can also go to

https://myshop.truevalue.com/shop/truevalue_14240/…Another service we would love to provide our community is curb side pick up. When you place an online order, give us a call when your in the parking lot and we would be happy to bring it out to you.Thank you so much for your continued support during this time. We are happy to be able to continue to serve our amazing community.

 

-Raven’s Heart Art Gallery – Status = Appointment Only & Virtual Tours Available

Hello All,

COVID-19 is changing our world dramatically and causing all of us to look for new and innovative ways to do business. With an abundance of caution and consideration, Raven’s Heart Gallery will be open by appointment only at least until April 1st.

Our patrons will still be able to see and purchase artworks on our FB page and Instagram, where we will regularly feature our artists and present new and exciting artworks. For all questions and artwork inquires: we will regularly be manning our FaceBook page messages, email and phone calls. As a token of gratitude to you; we’d like to offer a 10% discount from now ‘til April 1st. If you’ve been eyeing a painting, photograph, piece of jewelry, etc… now is a great time! We look forward to hearing from you!

Reminder: We are currently open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call:
Colleen 210-218-3474
Gary 435-616-8142
Cyrus 435-899-1756We appreciate you and your continued support of our gallery and artists.Stay safe. Keep an open heart and wash those hands!Thank you and all the best!
-The entire gallery staff

-Mountain America Credit Union – Status = ATM & Drive-Thru Only More info below

Effective Monday March 23, 2020,
we are temporarily adjusting branch operations to drive-up and/or ATM service. With this structure we can continue to meet your needs. Local branch team members are available to open new accounts and loans over the phone.

 

-Riggins Collision Repair & Painting – Status = Open with Special Offers

Don’t worry about going out!
Call us for your Automotive Service and Maintenance Needs!
-WE WILL PICK YOUR CAR UP, DO THE WORK, DISINFECT AND DELIVER YOUR CAR. From house or work! PH# 435-644-3288.
COLLISION – MECHANICAL

 

 

Local Events

-Southern Utah Tourism Summit – Postponed until November

-Find the Spine – Postponed until further notice

-Kanab Film Fest – Rescheduled May 28 – 30th

 

March 17, 2020

Kane County continues to monitor the progress of COVID 19 in Kane County, The State, and The Nation.  Events are evolving and changing daily.

On March 16th, President Trump initiated a 15 day push to help slow the spread of Coronavirus.  These guidelines include following the direction of state & local authorities.  If you feel sick or have sick children, stay home and contact your medical provider.  If someone in your home has tested positive, keep the entire household at home.  If you are older or have an underlying health concern, stay home and away from other people. See the president’s other recommendations to include limiting group sizes to less that 10 people on the Kane County Emergency Services Facebook Page.

Kane County has closed the following facilities: Kanab Center to include the GYM, North Event Center, Kaneplex, Search and Rescue buildings, Office of Tourism, Senior Center, and certain offices within the County building to include the IT Department, HR Department, Budget Office, and Roads Department.  Other County Offices and Departments shall remain open to the public with reasonable limitations to limit interaction with the public. Kane County strongly encourages the public to use other means to contact county offices such as email, telephone or online payment options unless a visit is critical or time sensitive.

Kanab City has closed the library and attached meeting room.  All board meetings, planning commission, and City Council meetings are cancelled until further notice.  The city office remains open with limited staff and they invite everyone to use online forms and payments or drop your payments in the drop box outside the building to limit exposure to their employees.  Kanab City public works is confident in their water system and and want to reassure residents that the water will continue to flow and their crews will continue to work, ensuring essential services will keep functioning. Other Towns will also discontinue Council meetings and limit public access where possible.  Call your town offices for details.

Kane County School District has implemented school closures and will continue to provide remote instruction and meals to their students.  See their website for updates.

There is a large amount of information available at this time.  As before, I would caution you to use reputable sources for your information.  For Utah information, use coronavirus.utah.gov. The Utah site includes links to Utah Department of Health, and CDC.  For Kane County updates use kane.utah.gov. Kane County will include updates from Kane County HospitalSouthwest Public Health Department and Kane School District as they become available.

President Trump, Governor Herbert, and your local elected officials have encouraged people to please not panic.  There is no reason to hoard supplies or overwhelm our local establishments. In the coming weeks we will see additional changes in the way we interact with our local businesses and the way we eat out.  All of your County Elected Officials encourage you to be kind, check on your neighbors in a safe manner and lets continue to work through this together.  We will keep you updated as events unfold.

For more information please visit Kane.Utah.Gov.

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