SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert this week is expected to make a formal recommendation to start lifting some restrictions on businesses and re-opening parts of the state closed by COVID-19.

Under his “Utah Leads Together 2.0” plan, the state will move from a “red” to “orange” phase, which triggers a phased-in approach to re-opening things from restaurants to entertainment venues to barbers and salons. The decision to move to a lower risk category will be made by the governor, who said he will let data decide when restrictions start easing.

“This phased approach of red, orange, yellow and green is very prudent,” state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn said at a briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday.

Dr. Dunn said she was

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