As ‘closed’ signs come down, Utah sees its COVID-19 cases continue to go up

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Utah reached a significant turning point this past week in its battle against the coronavirus.

Shifting from a “red” risk level to “orange,” the state began cranking up its economy again, allowing restaurants, bars, gyms and salons to reopen — albeit with strict social distancing and cleaning rules.

Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary welcomed back animal lovers young and old, while premier malls announced their plans to return, to varying degrees, this week: Salt Lake City’s Gateway on Monday, Murray’s Fashion Place on Tuesday and downtown’s City Creek Center on Wednesday.

National parks are coming back with limited offerings. Capitol Reef will open its gates Tuesday followed by Bryce Canyon on Wednesday. “Select areas” of Zion, the most popular of Utah’s “Mighty 5” national parks, will become available May 13.

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