The Importance of Social Distancing

Crowd at airport garage

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.

Second Case Confirmed in Southwest Utah

Southwest Utah Public Health Department logo

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.

First Death From COVID-19 Reported


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.

Social Distancing Tips for Business

Dr. Angela Dunn

In a letter to Utah’s business owners, Dr. Angela Dunn, the state epidemiologist, explains how to make sure employees and customers remain safe during the …

State Clarifies Mass Gathering Instructions

Social distancing happy hour

The Utah Department of Health has amended a recent order regarding mass gatherings, to clearly remove the potential criminal penalty associated with gathering in groups larger than 10.

Weber State Announces First Case

Weber State stadium

A student-athlete at Weber State University has tested positive for COVID-19, university officials announced Saturday. The student is self-isolating.

Golf Courses Suspending Play

A trio of golfers at Bonneville Golf Course in Salt Lake City

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.

Many Missionaries Returning Home

Missionaries in the field

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to bring many of their missionaries home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.