With hundreds sick and thousands out of work, Utah’s COVID response so far is a story of failed leadership. A lack of decisive action by politicians has left Utahns’ physical and economic safety in limbo and there is no concrete plan in sight to deal with the fallout. While others have flailed in the face of uncertainty, Chris Peterson sees an opportunity for Utah to band together and come out the other side of this difficult time stronger and more resilient than ever.  

Chris will set concrete, expert-backed public health goals and provide the resources for Utah to achieve them quickly. Along with getting Utahns healthy, Chris is also dedicated to getting folks back to school and back to work by providing crucial personal protective equipment and contact tracing programs. With sufficient testing, comprehensive preventative measures, and strong leadership, Utah can lead the nation out of this crisis and into a period of prolonged economic growth.