3 Things You Need to Know: March 26, 2020

> Summit County issues Utah's first "stay at home" order mandating residents leave home only for essential services until May 1.

Residents are barred from traveling unless they are doing an “essential activity,” which includes obtaining necessary supplies, working, or enjoying the outdoors while maintaining social distance. Violations of the order are punishable as a class B misdemeanor in Summit County.



> Starbucks is giving out FREE coffee to frontline responders through May 3. Any customer who identifies as a frontline responder to the COVID-19 pandemic will receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge.



> New Jobless Rate Shatters Records - Weekly jobless claims are out and they're worse than the experts warned.

A record-breaking 3.28 million Americans filed for first time unemployment claims last week as the nation battles the coronavirus outbreak. The labor Department says this is the first indication of the virus’ impact on work.

Goldman Sachs is predicting the jobless rate could hit 13-percent soon.

For resources and workshops on obtaining benefits, go to https://jobs.utah.gov/covid19

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> Smiths Food & Drug is cutting back their hours even more to allow for their employees to clean, restock and rest. New hours are 8am-8pm. 

> Best Friends pet food pantry 'urgently' in need of donations. The pantry already gave out 830 lbs. of cat food and 1460 lbs. of dog food, and now needs help to restock. Dry dog or cat food can be dropped off at any time of the day or night, in the bins located at the entrance of the Best Friends Lifesaving Center at 2005 S. 1100 East.


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