This third confirmed case of COVID-19 is a male patient from Summit County younger than 60. He is currently recovering at home. Prior to becoming ill, he traveled to Europe and had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case during that travel.
Limitations on public attendance at the General Conference in April, cancellations of many other large gatherings, and a change to missionary trainings due to COVID-19 have been been announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY (March 10, 2020) – Today, the Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force met and recommended that Utah’s hospital and healthcare systems immediately work to establish designated sites to screen for novel coronavirus infections, including screening options for rural Utah. The recommendation was made in close consultation with experts at the Utah Department of Health and Utah’s hospital systems, …
The Utah State Board of Education is seeking four waivers from the U. S. Department of Agriculture to assist local schools and participating child care centers in serving school lunch in the event of school closures should the novel coronavirus spread widely in the state.
Just a few thoughts now that we have confirmed cases of COVID-19 here in Utah. I want to share some of the information that scientists have shared with me about why our personal actions are so important with this pandemic.
The patient resides within the Weber-Morgan health district, is older than 60, and is currently in serious, but stable, condition at Intermountain McKay Dee Hospital. Prior to becoming ill, the patient traveled extensively outside Utah and the U.S. and is believed to have been exposed to COVID-19 during those travels.
The strategy of ‘home isolation’ will become the norm as we see additional cases, especially among those whose symptoms are not severe enough to require hospitalization. These individuals will be monitored by the state or local health departments and will be provided with detailed information on what they should do to prevent others in the home from becoming
A patient who has since been diagnosed with COVID-19 attended the recent BYU-Gonzaga basketball game. The patient felt only mild symptoms and the Utah Department of Health currently believes the risk to others who attended the game is very low.