Davis County Connector

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We’re so glad you’re taking a minute to read our monthly newsletter. Our goal is to share important, helpful, and fun information each month. The Davis County Website has additional information to help keep you informed.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

The Davis County Health Department continues to operate its COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington. Recently, Governor Cox announced that the vaccine would be available for all Utahns who are 16 years of age and older. Anyone looking for an appointment can visit the scheduling website using the button link below, or contact the call center at 801-525-4900, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. This is also the number that residents will need to call if they need to cancel or reschedule an appointment.

As the vaccine becomes available to more people, please keep the following in mind:

  • Davis County Health Department is primarily administering the Pfizer vaccine. We do not anticipate receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you'd like to receive a different vaccine than what is currently being administered, visit https://vaccinefinder.org/.
  • The first available shot is the best shot you can get!! If you are having a hard time finding an available appointment at the DCHD clinic, please look at all your options as there are some other vaccine partners in the County. You can see all the different places at the website listed above, https://vaccinefinder.org/.
  • UTA is offering free fares to vaccination appointments! There is also a map attached that shows the stops around the Legacy Events Center in Farmington.
    UTA Free Fare Info

The clinic had several exciting moments during the month of March!

On the afternoon of March 11th, Governor Cox and Lt. Governor Henderson visited the clinic and spent some time volunteering! Governor Cox greeted residents at the front door and directed them to the nursing stations to receive their vaccine. Lt. Governor Henderson spent some time directing cars into the nursing stations and worked with nurse assistants to see how our data entry process works.

On March 18th, just after 1:00 pm, the clinic administered its 100,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!!! Pretty exciting!!! We look forward to the 200,000th dose and hope to see many of you soon.

Utah Rent Relief
The Emergency Rental Assistance program can help renters who are unable to pay their rent and utilities due to circumstances related to COVID-19. You can apply below:
The Receiving Center

The Receiving Center is a facility and a resource available to our community as a first line of crisis intervention for individuals 18 and over experiencing mental illness, substance use, or other behavioral crisis situations.

The Receiving Center is located in the Justice Complex at 907 W. Clark Lane in Farmington. It is being run by Davis Behavioral Health, a leader for mental health services in Utah and a partner with Davis County. This facility also offers an alternative to incarceration and emergency room services.

The Receiving Center opened in Dec 2019 as a result of collaborative planning between multiple Davis County agencies. Staff take referrals from the community, family, law enforcement, hospitals and self-referred individuals who meet the specific target population. Individuals stay up to 24 hours or until the crisis has stabilized. For more information call 801-513-2800 or use the link below:

Hill Air Force Base
Hill Air Force Base contributes much more to our communities than “the sound of freedom” when we hear fighter jets soar over Davis County. The Hill AFB Economic Impact Statement for 2020 provides information on the economic impact the base has on our communities including jobs created, goods and services purchased, and construction. Annually, Hill AFB provides approximately $2.52 billion in indirect jobs and a $4.55 billion total annual economic impact.  
Successful Rescue!
Davis County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue helped locate and rescue a female hiker and her two dogs on March 21st. The woman and her dogs were stranded overnight in freezing temperatures on Parrish Creek Trail in Centerville. The woman was airlifted from the canyon by helicopter. Search and Rescue team members carried the dogs out of the canyon. We appreciate their skilled volunteerism which is regularly activated.
Discover New Spring Activities

It’s time to discover all things spring in Davis County! Lagoon is now open weekends, golf courses are greening up, and events are happening across the County. The weather is gorgeous, so get outside and enjoy spring!

Spring is also an exciting time of year to visit Antelope Island State Park. With wildlife actively roaming the park, you’re almost guaranteed to catch a glimpse of the island’s iconic bison and other wildlife. April continues the spring bird migration as the causeway and shorelines welcome millions of feathered visitors. Read our latest blog to find out what to expect during an early spring visit to Antelope Island (and how to deal with those pesky gnats).

We’d also like to shout out to several Discover Davis attractions and restaurants for winning Best of State Awards 2020. Check them out here! Be sure to visit our blog each week for upcoming events and things to do in Davis, and check out our list of awesome Spring Break Outdoor Activity Ideas. Follow Discover Davis on Facebook and Instagram!

National Library Week!
Celebrate National Library Week at your favorite Davis County library from April 5 to April 10. The theme is "Welcome to Your Library" and we welcome YOU! Look for take-and-make activities, in-branch scavenger hunts, word searches, coloring sheets, color your own bookmarks, poetry, and of course, the very best patron service around. We're excited to present Thatch Elmer and Dave Anderson from Northern Utah for an on-demand cowboy poetry and music program available beginning April 5. We will also be offering a virtual storytime. Watch for the links on our website beginning April 4.

When traveling through Clearfield, be sure to check out the construction of the new North Branch Library at 1 North Main Street. Here are some recent photos of the progress:

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and check our webpage often for Print & Play activity sheets.

Please forward to family, friends, and neighbors!