Utah governor reopens dental offices, unveils COVID-19 tracking app

Dental offices in Utah can immediately reopen, Gov. Gary Herbert announced April 22, according to the Cache Valley Daily.

"You can perform really about any procedure that you were doing before, with some safety protocols and precautions in place," Mr. Herbert said.

The new order requires patients' temperatures be taken before entering a healthcare facility. Only one visitor is allowed per patient, and everyone is required to wear a mask, except the patient when a procedure is occurring.

Mr. Herbert said officials will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases in Utah and adjust guidelines if necessary.

"Data is what is driving us. It's not fear. It is not politics," Mr. Herbert said.

Officials also unveiled Healthy Together, a free smartphone app developed to help users know if they come into contact with anyone infected with COVID-19. 

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