23 March 2020 – Elective surgeries and operations postponed

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel; International travel measures; Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: Utah
Lead People/Agency: Utah Department of Health – Joseph K. Miner

Overview: This State Public Health Order postpones all elective surgeries and procedures beginning March 25th until April 25th.
Full details here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12gNfyF1fHbhI_kv3L6jq-KeU4dkGtK2d/view

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation