In an effort to comply with social distancing direction provided by state leaders and to protect both residents and Sandy City employees, all in-person services will be closed starting April 1 until further notice. This includes Sandy City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Public Utilities facilities. Sandy City Police and Fire Stations are closed to the public. All essential city services will continue to operate normally.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of online services and bill payment. Visit https://www.sandy.utah.gov/how-do-i- to locate all of the city’s online services.
To report issues, download the Sandy City Serve App http://sandy.utah.gov/cityserve
Please call the Main Phone Line at 801-568-7100 to reach specific departments and for additional questions. Please allow for slight delays in return calls at this time.
MARCH 30, 2020: Salt Lake County Health Department Order
MARCH 27, 2020: Governor Herbert's “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive
- Coronavirus Info Line: 800-456-7707 | State Info: coronavirus.utah.gov
- Business Relief Hotline: 385-468-4011 (SLCo Office of Regional Development)
- Health Care and Emergency Responders Free Childcare Program
- Utah Leads Together Plan (Utah's plan for a health and economic recovery)
- Price gouging, hoarding, and scammers will not be tolerated. Call 1-877-720-5721 to report.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by developments related to the coronavirus pandemic.
- If you know someone who needs help getting home from abroad, contact federal delegation or the American Embassy.
All essential services are still available and being managed by Sandy City.
City offices are open with limited services. Call ahead to check if service needed is available: (801) 568-7100.
Sandy City Services and Events COVID-19 Updates
Mayor Kurt Bradburn announced that Sandy City would take steps to lessen the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents and businesses in the city, preserve essential services, and implement measures for the safety of residents and employees. Also, we encourage neighbors to check in with each other with our Neighbor Check Initiative.
Find city services/events updates by topic below:
Limited public access to the Animal Shelter: Persons looking for lost pets or adoption opportunities can view images of all animals in the shelter through the city website. We will maintain normal hours of operation, but turn away casual public visitations.
Pet license: We encourage all residents to apply for or renew their licenses through the mail. Please do not come into the shelter for licensing until Apr.1.
Late fees: All late fees for March will be waived in order to allow for limited contact and social distancing.
Bulk waste pick-up is proceeding as scheduled.
Rapid Response Team/SBA Assistance
There are three ways to submit general inquiries to the SBA and Rapid Response Team:
- SBA Utah Email: email@example.com
- SBA Utah Phone: (801) 524-3209
- RRT: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/business/
- Click "Federal Resources", then "Submit Inquiry"
- RRT will handle general inquiries
- Submit technical inquiries to SBA Utah Contact SBA Utah
Business Relief Hotline
The Business Relief Hotline can be reached at (385) 468-4011 and can be called Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., to provide Utahns working beyond a 9-5 schedule greater flexibility. Those unable to call can also reach out to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org with questions, which will provide replies as soon as possible. Further supplemental information and FAQs can also be found at slco.org/covid-19/economy/.
Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan Program
Starting at 8 a.m. on March 31, 2020, the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) will begin to provide loans for small businesses from $5,000-$20,000. These will be interest free for up to 5 years and offer a 12-month payment deferred. More information is available at www.utahgoed.info/loan. The application and information will be found at www.coronavirus.utah.gov. The first round of applications will be accepted through Friday April 3, 2020. $8 million will be available.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) from the SBA is in place to provide economic relief to businesses impacted by natural disasters throughout the United States. The program is used extensively after detrimental events where businesses can receive low-interest loans to get back on their feet.
The EIDL can provide up to $2 million of financial assistance to qualifying small businesses or private, non-profit organizations that suffer substantial economic injury as a result of the declared disaster, regardless of whether the applicant sustained physical damage. Accordingly, these low-interest loans are available to businesses that have sustained “substantial economic injury” due to the spread of the coronavirus.
* CHANGES UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS AID RELIEF, AND SECURITY ACT (CARES Act)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR EIDL LOANS?
In early March, the SBA’s disaster loan program was extended to all small businesses affected by COVID-19, but the CARES Act opens up this program further. Small businesses with less than 500 employees in every state and territory are now eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster loans. Specifically:
• EIDLs are now also available to Tribal businesses, cooperatives, and ESOPs with fewer than 500 employees. They are also available to all non-profit organizations, including 501(c)(6)s, and to individuals operating as sole proprietors or independent contractors.
• Additionally, for EIDL loans completed before December 31, 2020, SBA will no longer require personal guarantees for those loans (or advances) under $200,000.
HOW ARE EIDL LOANS MADE?
Unlike 7(a) loans (Payroll Protection Program), small businesses apply for an EIDL loan directly through the SBA. Under the CARES Act, the SBA has changed the requirement that borrowers must be in business for a full year to require only that borrowers be in business as of January 31, 2020. Also, the SBA will no longer require borrowers to demonstrate that they are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. For EIDL loans that close before December 31, 2020, all credit decisions will be made solely based on the credit score of the applicant or an appropriate method establishing the borrower’s ability to pay.
HOW MUCH CAN BE BORROWED IN EIDL LOANS?
An EIDL loan provides a working capital loan of up to $2 million of financial assistance based on the amount of economic injury.
HOW CAN EIDL LOANS BE USED?
These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the economic injury. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses (2.75% for non-profits) with long-term repayments to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
NEW GRANT/CASH ADVANCE OPPORTUNITY
EIDL applicants may also request an emergency grant directly from SBA of up to $10,000. Such advances are considered grants rather than loans and are not subject to repayment, even if the EIDL is later denied. Currently these advances are committed to be provided within three days after the SBA receives the loan application. If an EIDL recipient later refinances into a PPP loan, any advances would be offset against any payroll related loan forgiveness
Applicants with immediate financing needs may consider applying for an EIDL first, then seek to refinance with a PPP loan.
IF I’M INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR AN EIDL, WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT?
Contact the SBA directly. Information can be found at: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), is based on the architecture of the SBA’s existing 7(a) loan program and will make forgivable loans of up to $10 million available to qualifying small businesses.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PPP LOANS?
A business, including a qualifying nonprofit organization, is eligible for PPP loans if it (a) meets the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code-based size standard or other applicable 7(a) loan size standard, both alone and together with its affiliates; or (b) has an employee headcount that is lower than the greater of (i) 500 employees or (ii) the employee size standard, if any, under the applicable NAICS Code. Businesses that fall within NAICS Code 72, which applies to accommodations and food services, are also eligible if they employ no more than 500 people per physical location. Sole proprietorships, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals are also eligible.
HOW ARE PPP LOANS MADE?
PPP loans will be made by lenders who are currently approved as 7(a) lenders or who are approved by the SBA and the Treasury Department to become PPP lenders. PPP lenders are delegated authority to make and approve PPP loans, with no additional SBA approval required. PPP lenders are only required to consider whether an applicant was in operation on February 15, 2020, and either had employees for whom it paid salaries and payroll taxes or paid independent contractors. PPP loans are backed by a 100% guaranty from SBA.
HOW MUCH CAN BE BORROWED IN PPP LOANS?
The CARES Act increases the maximum availability of 7(a) loans, including PPP loans, to $349 billion. The maximum PPP loan available to any business is $10 million or, if less, 2.5 times the average monthly payroll costs of the business over the year prior to the making of the loan excluding the prorated portion of any annual compensation above $100,000 for any person. Note that under the CARES Act, “payroll costs” include vacation, parental, family, medical, and sick leave; allowances for dismissal or separation; payments for group health care benefits, including insurance premiums; and retirement benefits.
HOW CAN PPP LOAN PROCEEDS BE USED?
PPP loan proceeds are generally to be used for:
- Payroll costs, excluding the prorated portion of any compensation above $100,000 per year for any person
- Group healthcare benefit costs and insurance premiums
- Mortgage interest (but not prepayments or principal payments) and rent payments
- Interest on debt that existed as of February 15, 2020
WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY TERMS OF PPP LOANS?
PPP loans bear interest at a maximum rate of 4% and mature no later than 10 years after determination of the amount, if any, to be forgiven, as described below. Payments under PPP loans and all other 7(a) loans will be deferred for 6–12 months, and the SBA is directed to issue guidance on the terms of this deferral. Unlike other 7(a) loans, PPP loans have no collateral or personal-guarantee requirements. For PPP loans, the SBA has waived prepayment penalties and has waived the guaranty fee and annual fee applicable to other 7(a) loans.
CAN PPP LOANS BE FORGIVEN?
PPP loans can be forgiven to the extent that the loan proceeds have been used for the following costs incurred and payments made during the eight-week period after the loan is made:
- Payroll costs, excluding the prorated portion of any compensation above $100,000 per year for any person
- Group healthcare benefit costs and insurance premiums
- Mortgage interest (but not prepayments or principal payments) and rent payments on mortgages and leases in existence before February 15, 2020
- Certain utilities, including electricity, gas, water, transportation, and phone and Internet access for service that began before February 15, 2020
- Additional wages paid to tipped employees
However, the amount forgiven is reduced based on failure to maintain the average number of full-time equivalent employees versus the period from either February 15, 2019, through June 30, 2019, or January 1, 2020, through February 29, 2020, as selected by the borrower. The amount forgiven is also reduced to the extent that compensation for any individual making less than $100,000 per year is reduced by more than 25% measured against the most recent full quarter. Reductions in the number of employees or compensation occurring between February 15, 2020, and 30 days after enactment of the CARES Act will generally be ignored to the extent reversed by June 30, 2020. Forgiven amounts will not constitute cancellation of indebtedness income for federal tax purposes.
CAN I GET A PPP LOAN IF I GOT AN ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN?
Yes, to the extent that the disaster loan was used for a purpose other than those permitted for PPP Loans. Disaster loans may be refinanced with proceeds of PPP loans, in which case the maximum available PPP loan amount is increased by the amount of disaster loans being refinanced.
IF I’M INTERESTED IN A PPP LOAN, WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT?
Existing 7(a) lenders as soon as possible to learn what you will need to provide for underwriting and approving a PPP loan or for more direction go to https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program
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 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
SALT LAKE CITY (March 23, 2020) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and Acting Commissioner of Technical Education Jared Haines announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1st, and that Utah’s technical colleges will suspend teaching from Monday, March 30 until Friday, May 1. These entities will continue to evaluate the situation to make a determination about the remaining school year.
- Starting Tuesday, March 23, Canyons District’s Nutrition Services will start curbside delivery of sack meals. Parents don’t even have to leave their cars. All they need to do is tell our staff members how many sacks they need. If parents do not have a car, they can walk up to the serving table and request the meals, which are for children 18 years and under.
- Starting Thursday, March 26, during the 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. grab-and-go meal service, children will receive two sacks. One will have that day’s lunch. The other will contain food and milk for the following day’s breakfast. Our Nutrition Services workers are being asked to provide the same number of breakfast and lunches to all who seek a meal at a service location.
- Canyons District will not serve meals during the April 6-10 Spring Recess. Information for families in need of food while the District is out for the recess can be accessed on our website.
Update from Kathleen Britton, SNS | Director, Child Nutrition Programs| Utah State Board of Education. Free meals for students can now be located on this map: https://www.schools.utah.gov/cnp/mealmap
The 2020 Elementary School Art Show has been canceled until further notice.
The Frozen Jr. youth musical will no longer hold any public performances.
In accordance with State and Local guidelines, our offices will be closed until further notice. We will try to operate as normally as possible, but please be patient as we try to work through this unprecedented time. At this time the best way to contact our staff is via email, found on our Administration/Organization page.
Most building inspections are still being conducted. If you need to schedule an inspection, please call 801-568-7251 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
As of March 30, 2020, Sandy City has adopted the following building inspection guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure to you and our inspectors and we ask that you read them prior to scheduling.
Planning Commission meetings have been canceled until April 16.
There will be no Board of Adjustment meetings through April.
All citizen committee meetings have been canceled until further notice.
The following events have been canceled:
o 14 school programs, 4 business programs, 6 station tours, and any paramedic ride-alongs
o The CPR classes for April 1 and 15
o The Rebound in 72 class held at Station 31 on March 19
o Chat with the Chief at Cedarwood Assisted Living on March 20
Walk-in visits to fire stations across the city are being limited until further notice. Please do not visit the fire stations for the time being.
The Sandy Justice Court will now be closed to the public except by appointment. Patrons should call (801-568-7160) or email (email@example.com) to find out their options. Most hearings will be postponed until June 1st for Criminal, DUI and Reckless Driving cases and October 1st for all other Traffic cases.
3/12/20—State of Emergency Declaration:
In light of Governor Herbert’s recommendations on how to limit the spread of COVID-19 today, Mayor Bradburn has declared a state of emergency in Sandy City. This declaration will assist the efforts of the city to mitigate the impacts and spread of the COVID-19 and protect vulnerable populations in Sandy, such as the elderly and those individuals with underlying health conditions. The health and safety of residents, businesses, and Sandy City employees is the top priority. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sandy City.
All essential city functions will continue to operate. This includes water, utilities, police, and fire. We will continue to update you on any change of city services or cancellations of city sponsored events.
Residents who experience COVID-19 symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, and fever, who require emergency care should notify dispatch of symptoms so emergency workers can take necessary precautions.
If you have questions about COVID-19 the Utah Department of Health has established a hotline at 1-(800) 456-7707 and has information on their website coronavirus.utah.gov. Additionally, the experts at the Salt Lake County Health Department have asked that community members reference www.cdc.gov for information. For current, Sandy-specific information, updates will be found here.
Governor Herbert’s recommendations are as follows:
Limit gatherings of more than 10 people for two weeks.
Individuals over 60 should limit events with 10 or more people.
Immunocompromised people should also avoid large gatherings of more than 20 people.
Limit access to Senior Assisted Living Centers.
Telecommute when possible.
Cancel all non-essential travel.
Clean your hands often with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid close contact with anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes.
If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home.
3/11/20 Letter from Mayor
Dear Sandy City Residents,
We want to reassure you that Sandy City has emergency management policies and procedures in place to address the coronavirus pandemic. Administration, City Personnel and Sandy City Council Members are prepared to take necessary actions towards maintaining daily operations with priority on public safety.
While it is uncertain what circumstances may arise as details unfold, we would like to express to citizens that we do not anticipate any interruption of city services, although some might need to be altered in the way we provide them. Sandy City Police and Fire will continue to put public safety as the top priority. We will, however, be taking precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our employees and community. If you have symptoms, have a history of possible exposure, or are part of a vulnerable population we may ask you some additional questions and request additional protective measures such as asking you to distance yourself, or even wear a mask while we serve you. We ask that each of our citizens and visitors respect our efforts and follow the hygiene efforts listed below to combat this and many other viral threats.
It is of paramount importance that citizens be educated and proactive in measures that can slow the spread of COVID19 in our community. Key public prevention measures include:
Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
Avoid close contact with anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms
Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes
If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home
We recommend and encourage residents to practice social distancing to reduce the potential spreading of the virus
We recommend and encourage residents to opt out of attending large mass gatherings
It is critically important that residents use 911 for emergencies only. If you develop a cough, fever, or difficulty breathing and have traveled recently with a widespread outbreak of COVID-19, you should consult the CDC’s guidance for travelers, which is regularly updated as the situation changes. Likewise, you are encouraged to reach out to your primary care provider or local clinic directly.
Additionally, the experts at the Salt Lake County Health Department have asked that community members reference www.cdc.gov for information. Sandy City has a link to CDC and Salt Lake County Health Department for updates, which you can find here.
We can assure you that we will continue to respond to your emergencies and continue daily operations for our residents and businesses. Sandy City is committed to the community and response during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mayor Kurt Bradburn
All of our trails, open space, and park paths are open.
Please DO NOT steal toilet paper and soap from our restroom facilities.
Update March 30:
The Salt Lake County Health Department released an update to its restrictions in response to COVID-19. The update maintains that children’s playgrounds remain closed and prohibits team sports, including pickup games. However, outdoor sport courts and fields will remain open for individual sports and for individuals that reside in the same household only. Residents are asked to responsibly enjoy recreational amenities by always maintaining 6 feet from people outside of their household. In light of these updates, sports courts will be re-opened for uses permitted by SLCoHD.
Update March 28:
Due to Governor Herbert's directive to "Stay Safe Stay Home" and Salt Lake County closures of their playgrounds and dog parks, we are closing park playgrounds and the dog park. Parks, however, will remain open and we encourage you to get out for a walk or bike ride to get fresh air. Please practice social distancing of at least six feet when using the trails or parks.
No park reservations will be taken until April 13.
Calendars will go out to everyone who has registered for spring sports.
Lone Peak Skate Park is closed as of March 17, 2020 due to social distancing recommendations from Federal, State, and Local Authorities.
Current park restrooms open include Granite Trailhead only (Granite trail head has hand sanitizer due to no water. It is a pit-type toilet/trail restroom with no sewer in the area)
With limited staff, we are cleaning these locations a minimum of one time per day. New hand soap dispensers have been installed in every restroom that is opened. In the future, we plan on opening four additional outdoor restrooms, on in each of the city quadrants. We may need to pause openings at this point due to commitment to ongoing cleaning.
The date changes below are based on the State of Utah COVID-19 updates and restrictions:
- Recreation soccer has been postponed until Saturday, May 9.
- Adult Softball season has been postponed until the week of May 11. The fun & sober league May 8.
- Girls softball, baseball, and t-ball & coach pitch has been postponed to the week of May 11.
- Spring Soccer Academy will begin Monday, May 11.
- Youth fishing class starting date has been changed to Tuesday, May 12.
- Race Cats Track Club has been canceled.
- Our 12th Annual Fiesta 5K is May 2 has been canceled!
We will be paying special attention to public parks including:
- Daily removal of trash
- Daily foam disinfectant in all high-touch areas including bathrooms, pavilions, picnic tables, railings, gates, and drinking fountains
- Weekly foam disinfectant for playground equipment
- Indoor pavilions cleaned/disinfected before and after each reservation
The following events have been canceled for the next 30 days:
o Traffic School
o Alive at 25
o Citizens Academy
As of 03/20/2020 the Police Department will only conduct court-ordered and alcohol-permit fingerprinting until further notice.
All Vacation Watch requests will be suspended for 30 days.
All school crossings will change immediately to support the Canyons School District's lunch distribution schedule.
The Recorder’s Office is closed to the public until further notice. However, we are open virtually to serve your needs:
- If you need to contact or turn anything into the office, please email your request/information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you need to call: (801) 568-7118
- If you must send a hard copy (claims, GRAMA requests, and subpoenas) to the Recorder’s Office, please mail it to:
Sandy City Recorder’s Office
10000 Centennial Parkway
Sandy UT 84070
The health and safety of our customers, guests, and employees is top priority for us at River Oaks Golf Course. As of Monday, March 23, we will be temporarily closing the golf course until further notice. We hope this closure is short term and will be happy to provide you all of your golfing needs in the future. Over the next few days, the staff members at the golf course will be evaluating way to make play at River Oaks as safe and efficient as possible. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we all adapt during this difficult time.
Thank you for your help and cooperation during this difficult time!
March 24, 2020 Updates:
- SALT LAKE COUNTY: The SLC Household Hazardous Waste location is now closed. TransJordan is still open to the public.
Information for businesses regarding gatherings: https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/business/
Salt Lake County announced the closure of senior centers, recreation centers, libraries, arts, and cultural facilities, the equestrian center, the Clark Planetarium, and Discovery Gateway until further notice. The Salt Palace Convention Center and the Mountain America Expo Center (formerly South Towne Expo Center) will be closed as of Monday, March 16, until further notice.
Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Immediately following the declaration, SLCoHD issued a health order, effective at 11:00 p.m. March 16, regarding business operations in the county, including specifics for the food and beverage industry.
All retail and service-oriented businesses are required to implement social distancing measures and exclude symptomatic workers from working. Social distancing should include at least 6-feet between customers in the establishment. Workers symptomatic with respiratory illness or fever must not be in the business—no exceptions.
Specifics for the food and beverage industry:
Food Service: Dine-in operations are prohibited; takeout, curbside, pickup, drive-thru, delivery (including by third-party services), and mobile food (trucks/carts) are allowed with some modifications.
Food Delivery: Drop service only.
Grocery Stores and Cafeterias: Eliminate seating areas as well as any other opportunity to congregate.
Sandy City has been providing timely information to the public on city-specific updates in regards to COVID-19 that can be found here. Additionally, we would like to keep citizens aware of the following city services and event updates that have been made in light of Governor Herbert's recommendations. These are pre-emptive measures the city is taking to follow the state guidance.
Don't cause the sewer to back up! Wipes and paper towels go in the trash, not sewers. Utah DEQ warns that flushing paper towels and sanitary wipes cause sewers to plug and back up into homes.
While Sandy City does not own or operate sanitary sewer service in our City, our partner sewer districts ask to remind Sandy residents that flushing the wrong thing down the toilet or disposal can cause extensive and messy damage in your home and/or your neighbors by plugging and backing up the sewer. Sewer service in Sandy is provided by 3 special service districts depending upon where you live: Sandy Suburban Sewer, South Valley Sewer District, and Cottonwood Sewer Improvement District (see map below for your area). If you have a question about your sewer service, please contact your sewer district:
- Cottonwood Improvement District
Phone: (801) 943-7671
- Sandy Suburban Improvement District
- South Valley Sewer District
The Trans-Jordan Landfill will be closed to the public effective 6 p.m. on Monday, March 30. It will be open to essential haulers only. Trash pick-up and bulk waste will continue in Sandy as normal.
In The Know:
- About COVID-19
- What You Should Know
- How It Spreads
- Myth Busters
- CDC Updates
- Situational Summary in U.S.
- Global Cases
- Utah Case Counts
What You Can Do:
What Sandy is Doing:
- Cleaning crews are wiping doorknobs and handrails more frequently, using antibacterial cleaning supplies, and have provided hand sanitizer throughout city facilities.
- Encouraging all employees to wash their hands more frequently and encouraging employees to stay home if they experience sickness symptoms.