Gov. Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and Acting Commissioner of Technical Education Jared Haines announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1st, and that Utah’s technical colleges will suspend teaching from Monday, March 30 until Friday, May 1.
The Sunday night crowd at the Salt Lake Airport underscored an ongoing problem in Utah and the country generally. Social distancing remains on the most important things everyone can do to limit exposure to COVID-19.
The Southwest Utah Public Health Department has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Washington County. The individual is an adult who is receiving medical care. This case appears to be travel-related.
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and Mountainstar HCA today announced the state’s first COVID-19-related death. At the time of their death, the patient was being treated at Lakeview Hospital. The patient is a male, was older than 60 and was a resident of Davis County. He had underlying medical conditions, and was hospitalized for two days prior to his death.
Because of a concern about employee safety and the risk of spreading COVID-19 through contaminated surfaces, many Utah golf courses are temporarily closing. This includes public courses in Salt Lake City and Davis County.