Utah Jazz, LHM Group Implements Proactive, Preventative Measures Regarding Coronavirus

Mar 9, 2020, 11:19 AM | Updated: 12:02 pm
Steve Griffin, Deseret News...
Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz and the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies announced proactive and preventative measures that they have implemented to minimize for employees, fans, customers and guests their risk of potential exposure to Coronavirus.

A company-wide working group has been formed to monitor and address the ongoing situation.

“Our mission is to enrich lives by providing world-class and memorable shared experiences, and in doing so, the health and safety of our employees and stakeholders are paramount,” said Steve Starks, CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. “Therefore, we have asked each of our businesses, including automotive dealerships, theatre complexes, sporting and entertainment venues, and our office buildings to ensure we have clean and sanitized workplaces and common areas. We will strive to operate effectively and ensure that our essential services continue uninterrupted.”

To protect against the spread of viruses and bacteria, including Coronavirus, employees and guests are encouraged to exercise preventative measures recommended by public health authorities. The preventative measures include frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing into the elbow or tissue and paying attention to signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

“We have asked our employees, and would extend the same invitation to our guests and customers, that if they are feeling ill, especially if they have any of the documented symptoms of the Coronavirus, that they exercise caution and delay visiting our places of businesses until they are symptom-free,” said Starks.

The Utah Jazz and the LHM Group is working closely with government authorities, sports leagues, and business affiliates to not only understand and follow the most current public health guidelines and recommendations but to identify and implement appropriate best practices.

  • High-contact surfaces, such as door handles, and high-use areas, such as bathrooms and common rooms, are being sanitized multiple times daily.
  • Particular emphasis is being placed on disinfecting high-traffic areas such as box offices and retail stores.
  • Additional hand sanitizing dispensers have been purchased and placed at business entry points, and bathroom soap dispensers are well-stocked and operational.
  • Increased signage and information, including recommended hygiene practices, are posted in visible areas for greater awareness.

Coronavirus Resources

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What is COVID-19? Here’s What You Need To Know To Stay Healthy: ksltv.com/432037/what-is-covid-19/

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Your Life Your Health: How can parents prepare their home, children against coronavirus: ksltv.com/?p=432060

How do I prevent it?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC does not recommend wearing a facemask respirator to protect yourself from coronavirus unless a healthcare professional recommends it.


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