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Attorney General Reyes Shares Update on Coronavirus from U.S. Surgeon General

March 19, 2020

Today, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes received updates from United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams about ways to combat and contain the Coronavirus, including mitigation. The information came on a bi-partisan teleconference arranged by the White House.

“I want you to have the very latest up-to-date information,” Attorney General Reyes said.  “Addressing this pandemic is not a partisan issue and the following information is the best we can provide.”

Since information is changing rapidly, Attorney General Reyes encourages the public to utilize the links provided below.

Agencies like the CDC and HHS provide information on those links in real-time. Please utilize them for yourselves, your family and loved ones.

It is important to note that currently, the risk to the average Utahn remains low, however, prevention is essential.  All agencies are working aggressively to monitor this continuously evolving situation and to keep our partners and the public informed.   

Up-To-Date Information

What You Need To Know

New stats: Overdose deaths down 12% in Utah

The reality of the opioid and drug epidemic in Utah can seem daunting and bleak, but change is happening. Recently, Utah recorded a 12% decrease in overdose deaths from the past year, which is the nation’s second-largest drop. Targeted action by leaders across the state of Utah to raise awareness, educate, and improve access to resources and treatment is proving effective. 

“When we work together, we work best,” Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said earlier this year. “There is hope. As devastating as this issue is, working together we can overcome and eradicate this threat from our communities.” 

Slowly, but surely.

Deseret News wrote about the findings, the cautious optimism of leaders, and state initiatives moving forward. Read the entire article here: Utah’s overdose deaths fall 12% despite nationwide surge

You can keep this trend going by learning more about opioids, treatment, and how to take action at Stop the Opidemic


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