The City of Orem is committed to providing you with accurate information and resources as Utah transitions into a new phase of battling COVID-19. Orem is currently in the “Orange” risk category, consistent with the state’s Utah Leads Together Plan IV. The plan has been in effect since June 17, 2020, and is designed to protect lives and livelihoods. The most up-to-date information will likely always be found on We are doing all we can to provide you with timely information and tools to help your business during this difficult time. Please reach out if you have questions, we are here to help.
Kathi Lewis
Economic Development Division Manager- – 801-229-7079
Nate Prescott
Economic Development Analyst – – 801-229-7114


New State Regulations & How They Affect Orem Businesses

Governor Herbert declared a State of Emergency on November 8, 2020. With the State of Emergency, some restrictions have been put in place that will affect individuals and businesses.
Although restrictions have been put in place, businesses (besides extracurricular activities and sports groups/leagues) are NOT shutting down.
The Governor’s executive order enacts statewide COVID-19 restrictions which:
  • Place the entire state under a mask mandate.
  • Limit casual social gatherings to household-only until November 23, 2020.
  • Put all youth and high school extracurricular activities, including athletic and intramural events, on hold for the duration of the order.
  • Require students enrolled at public and private colleges and universities, who either live on campus or attend at least one in-person class per week, to be tested for COVID-19 weekly.
What businesses need to know:
  • All businesses, including bars and restaurants, must:
  • Require employees and contractors to wear a face covering while at work.
  • Require patrons to wear a face mask.
  • Require at least 6 feet of physical distance between household groups. For bars and restaurants, at least 6 feet of physical distance is required between parties.
  • Post signage at the social gathering that lists COVID-19 symptoms, asks individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to stay home, and provides notice of face mask and physical distancing requirements.
  • Businesses that fail to enforce employee mask wearing, promote patron mask wearing, or that do not post signs to that effect, are subject to a fine by the Labor Commission. 
Read the executive order
Read the flyer
Frequently Asked questions

Currently Available Financial Aid for Businesses

Are you worried that your employees will come into work even if they might be infected with COVID-19? Many employees can’t afford to quarantine for 2 weeks, and so they risk it and go to work – putting their coworkers and customers at risk. This grant would reimburse employers for paying their sick employees to stay home. The grant requires documentation of a positive test result, among other requirements.
Learn more and apply for reimbursement HERE






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