Beginning Friday, travelers entering state will be asked to provide travel declaration form, including travelers on Highway 191 north of Monticello
Beginning Friday, April 10, travelers entering the State of Utah will be asked to complete a COVID-19 travel declaration form when entering the state. The form will be sent by a wireless emergency alert to cellphones when motorists enter the state in nine locations, including in San Juan County on Highway 191 north of Monticello.
No specific detail is available on the specific site north of Monticello, but a location north of Monticello will allow the system to collect information from travelers who enter the state from several locations in San Juan County, including Highways 191, 491, and 163.
Other locations where travelers will be “geo-targeted” include interstate highways I-15, I-80, I-70, and I-84 at the state lines, Highway 89 near Kanab, Highway 40 near Vernal, and the Salt Lake City International Airport.
When motorists stop driving, they can go to a website (https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/c7bfcd7771134d72803ea210e7a17409) to fill out the travel declaration.
The survey includes a number of questions primarily focused on the respondent’s health history, including if they are symptomatic, have had a COVID-19 test, and where they have traveled over the past two weeks. The survey also asks for name, birthdate and contact information.
The form states: “Each person 18 years of age and older entering Utah must submit an electronic State of Utah Travel Declaration Form, as ordered by the Governor, to inform individuals of Utah's current COVID-19 related restrictions and declare information that will be used by the Utah Department of Health to help track and trace COVID-19 infections that may arise from persons who enter the state of Utah from national or international travel.”
State officials state that the travel declaration form “is not an effort to penalize people. This is an effort to inform.
“We can take stricter steps if we need to, but when people know the right thing, they tend to do the right thing.”