Since the second week of March, the State, County, and other leading entities have released orders or direction related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of South Jordan will continue to follow their lead on closures and gatherings to help stem the spread of the virus.
June 27, 2020 UPDATE: Governor Gary Herbert approved a requested mask mandate for Salt Lake County. Click here to read about face coverings.
City Hall is open as of May 18. Masks are now required in public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible. We strongly encourage visitors to City Hall to wear a mask for the safety of our employees. If you are unable to wear a mask, we encourage you to use our online services in order to keep you and our employees safe.
The South Jordan Community Center will be closed until further notice for walk up services. Some contracted services will resume in the facilities. Bag lunches will continue.
Regarding Senior Programming, Salt Lake County will do bag lunches for seniors who need that service. Seniors can sign up for this service by calling (801)-446-4357. Seniors may then pick up the lunches by driving up to the Community Center between the hours of 11:30 and 12:30 on weekdays and lunches will be brought to their car by Community Center staff.
Utilities (water) services will continue to operate as normal and our water source is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If a resident has concerns about paying their water bill, they should contact the City at 801-446-4357 to work out a payment plan.
Social distancing is essential to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The City is constantly monitoring the current situation and working with local health professionals. City services can easily be managed online or over the phone. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you use our online services or call us instead of coming in to City Hall. Here are links where you can access or manage city services without coming in to City Hall:
Essential Garbage & Recycling services will continue.
The Trans Jordan Landfill announced on May 4, 2020:
The Trans-Jordan Landfill is fully operational within the Governors recommended safety guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Your Cities support and patience has been greatly appreciated.
Residents close to home and warm weather have resulted in record breaking numbers at the landfill. To manage this busy time and provide a positive experience to residents, we have outlined the following instructions.
Refer to our website (Transjordan.org) for up-to-date information.
The Trans Jordan Landfill announced on March 28, 2020:
Due to the State’s directive on Friday, the landfill will be closed to all but “essential” haulers effective Monday, March 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. This closure will remain in effect until further notice.
Essential* haulers are defined as City operated refuse trucks and commercial haulers with existing accounts that haul waste in a front-loader, side-loader, or roll-off container truck. The Trans-Jordan Landfill provides a crucial service for our community. Essential commercial haulers rely on a safe place to dispose of waste collected on a daily basis. All other waste from the public and commercial companies is suspended until further notice. Public Drop-off Recycle Bins, Public Convenience Center, Green Waste and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will also be closed until further notice. Cash and credit card transactions will not be accepted at this time.
Police services are all now available. The Public Safety Building has returned to normal hours. (8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. F).
Animal Control is open to appointments only, no walk ins allowed.
Due to increased cases of COVID-19, the Fire Department is suspending annual business inspections until further notice. Businesses may still apply for business license renewal for which last year’s inspection report will be used. Inspections of new businesses and construction sites will continue to be completed by the Fire Inspector as usual. Businesses that require an inspection may call to make an appointment with Fire Inspector Russ Avery at 801-608-6300.
The Fire Department will not be scheduling any Fire Station tours, nor will they be holding any CPR or First Aid courses until further notice.
City Hall is open, but visitors are encouraged to wear masks and to use online services:
For permits, licensing, or to view application status visit our online portal:
The South Jordan Public Safety Building has limited hours (8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday).
Our South Jordan Municipal Court follows the Utah Supreme Court order for handling court matter during a pandemic:
3. Judges will continue to perform all magistrate functions including pretrial release and bail determinations, and search warrants.
Email any required documents to email@example.com.
All Recreation programs (including soccer and baseball) are cancelled until further notice.
Mulligans Golf Course is open for normal business hours, with limited services.
Services currently available (as of 5/1/2020) with restrictions:
The South Jordan Public Works building is now open for normal business hours. We still encourage residents to do business online when possible. All essential public functions at this building can be done online or by calling 801-446-HELP(4357).
The cemetery office will remain open by appointment only. Please email Kyle Bowen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-446-HELP(4357) to set up an appointment.
Grants and Resources for Businesses
We at the City are rooting for you and your staff as well. We want to make you aware of the County’s fact sheets regarding Code Orange Guidelines for how some businesses may reopen on May 1, 2020. You’ll find links to those below.
Application materials are available for the South Jordan Small Business Payroll Support Grants. These grants are available to businesses who are headquartered in Utah and have a South Jordan location. Funds must be used to keep low- and moderate-income employees on the payroll. (A second round of funding for those not headquartered in Utah may be available following the first round.)
Applications will be accepted via email beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11. Applications close at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 16. In order to meet federal requirements, potential applicants will need to verify information with their employees. We strongly encourage you to begin reviewing the necessary application documents in order to be ready to submit on time.
Please find the complete information and application materials here:
For any questions, technical assistance, or other information on the grants, please contact Katie Olson, CDBG Coordinator at 801-446-4357 or by email at email@example.com with the subject line “Application Help.” If you wish to make a comment on the program, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can review the plans for the Community Development Block Grant program here: https://www.sjc.utah.gov/finance/community-development-block-grant/ .
See the State’s commercial rental assistance information here: https://business.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-commercial-rental-assistance-program/
County Guidelines for Level Orange
Governor Herbert has assembled the Economic Response Task Force that will be part of the state’s overall COVID-19 response. In order to secure SBA loan funds, the State needed to demonstrate a need for assistance from the small-business community.
The County recently launched a business relief hotline in response to COVID-19.
Salt Lake County Small Business Impact Grant Program: slco.org/covid-19/economy/grants
The state has officially been granted access to the SBA Loan Fund. Businesses can apply here: sba.gov/disaster
Also, information to assist displaced workers in the state as a result of COVID-19 can be found at: www.jobs.utah.gov
If you have any questions please contact Brian Preece, Director of City Commerce, at email@example.com
Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. There have been reports of:
If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home though a number of platforms. Go to:
Contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Report it to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov
If it’s a cyber scam, submit your complaint through https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
SLCo has linked to guidelines related to wearing cloth coverings on our website. Additional information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
South Jordan partners with several public service providers to provide help to low and moderate-income residents. If you are in need of these services, contact the agencies directly for more information.
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