Davis County Communicator

Dear Davis County Residents and Friends, 

Thank you for reading this month's edition of the Davis County Communicator! Our goal is to share important, helpful, and fun information each month. The Davis County website has a lot of additional information, so we will provide links whenever it proves helpful.

COVID Vaccine Update
The COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics are in full swing at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington! The clinics are now running 5 days a week, Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Currently, we have vaccinated over 40,000 people. We are proud of the fact that we have everyone through the vaccination site and out into the observation lot within 5 minutes of folks entering the building to receive their shot.
At this time, we are currently vaccinating healthcare workers, first responders/EMS, K-12 teachers and staff, and those ages 70 and older.  Appointments for the month of February are still available in all priority groups. To schedule an appointment for a vaccine, we urge everyone to visit https://webportal.daviscountyutah.gov/App/CovidPublic. If you are due for your 2nd dose appointment, you can schedule that appointment at the same time.
If you, or someone you know does not have access to a computer or internet or needs help scheduling an appointment, we have set up a call center that operates Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The number is 801-525-4900 and there are 25-30 staff members available to answer questions and help in any way that they can.
We know there is a lot of anticipation/excitement for this vaccine, and there are a lot of questions about when we will be able to expand and who will be next in line. The State of Utah created a vaccine distribution plan and that is the plan we are following. We will expand the population group when the Utah Unified Command Team tells us we can. Once we get the go ahead, we will update our website and post it to our social media accounts. Stay up to date with the Davis County Health Department (DCHD) with Facebook & Twitter.
Upcoming County Events

Dog Vaccine Clinic for all Davis County Residents

February 27th from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM West Point City - 3200 W. 300 N. West Point City, UT 84015

  • Dogs Only! No Appointment Needed.
  • Purchase a dog license and receive microchip or rabies vaccine for FREE!
  • $8 Each - Rabies Vaccine, Parvo/Distemper Combo Vaccine, Bordetella Vaccine, Microchip

Activites in Davis County
Discover Davis - Utah’s Ultimate Classroom!
Birding in Davis
Each year, millions of migrating birds flock to the Great Salt Lake to rest and find food on their journey from Alaska and Canada. Antelope Island’s 7-mile causeway is an essential habitat to these birds, thanks in large part to the huge numbers of brine shrimp and flies. Lucky birdwatchers will often see kestrels, northern harriers, hawks, plus ducks, grebes and other shorebirds. But perhaps the most impressive sightings are Bald Eagles, which migrate to Utah by the thousands. Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area is a popular Bald Eagle hangout, and during the winter you might see dozens at a time. With a wing span of six to eight feet, these majestic creatures are a sight to behold. George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center, located at Farmington Bay is a must-visit location for birdwatching, featuring a 1.6-mile trail through wetlands.
Learn more about Utah’s birding hotspots during the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival held May 13-15, 2021.
Davis County Libraries  

The Davis County Library turned 75 years old on January 1, 2021. Our library system has been loyally serving the residents of Davis County since 1946. This is a legacy, an accomplishment, and a worthy reason to celebrate. From humble beginnings in Davis High School to the seven beautiful locations across Davis County, we have much to be proud of.

Festivities will be held throughout the whole year. Plans include sharing historical editions of our newsletter, the creation of a time capsule to be opened at our 100th anniversary in 2046, historical Facebook posts, special bookmarks for patrons, and whatever programming we can provide based on guidelines during the pandemic. We hope to hold fun events, so stay tuned. Follow Davis County Library on Facebook and Twitter. 

Since our 1946 beginnings, the Davis County Library System has become a vibrant and engaging public resource. We have given the public a place to share ideas, hold events, and stimulate cultural and intellectual improvement.

We are more than a group of materials or buildings. Davis County Library staff, services and collections offer people a chance to improve their circumstances and enrich their lives in ways that few places can. We are confident that our public libraries have made a difference in people’s lives for the past 75 years, and we will continue to positively impact lives for years to come.

Waste Special Services District 

Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District operates the Davis Landfill and Davis Material Recovery and Transfer Facility, both located in Layton, Utah. These facilities serve the residents of Davis and Morgan Counties with the exception of Bountiful City, which operates its own solid waste system.

Operations began at the new Davis Material Recovery and Transfer Facility (MRF) in June 2020. The facility accepts recycling from cities’ residential curbside programs and recovers valuable resources from residential trash generated by the residents Wasatch Integrated Waste serves. Learn more about the process of recovering recyclables from your trash by visiting Wasatch’s website, https://www.wasatchintegrated.org/material-recovery-and-transfer-facility/.

The Davis Landfill, located approximately 3 miles east of the MRF, began accepting waste in about 1952. The portion of the historic landfill (unlined) was permanently closed in 1999. The first modern landfill cell was constructed in 1998 and includes an engineered bottom liner and leachate collection system. These features meet current EPA standards and provide a safe and environmentally appropriate disposal method for our District’s ever growing quantity of waste.

During “Monday with the Mayor”, Layton City Mayor Joy Petro recently interviewed Nathan Rich, Executive Director of Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District. Watch the interview here: https://www.wasatchintegrated.org/news/. Wasatch is also providing Virtual Classroom Tours through the Davis School District. Amazing tour guides show videos of the three facilities:

  • Weber Basin Water Conservancy District
  • South Davis Sewer District
  • Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District.
Tours focus on 5th grade Earth Sciences curriculum, but all grades are invited to take a virtual tour. More information can be found here:

To learn more about these waste facilities and recycling, follow “Wasatch Integrated Waste” on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. New interesting facts, articles, and tips are posted daily.

Davis County Offices will be closed for the following holidays: 


February 15th - Presidents’ Day  
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