Entertaining Kids at Home

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With all of Utah’s schools dismissed until May 1, parents and caregivers will find themselves scrambling to keep children and teenagers not only entertained, but also continuing their learning and protecting them from COVID-19. Below are some tips to help parents and caregivers.

Governor Herbert Releases Economic Response Plan

“Utah Leads Together” provides concrete steps against coronavirus Salt Lake City, UT (March 24, 2020) – Governor Gary R. Herbert released “Utah Leads Together,” his comprehensive task force plan to mitigate the economic consequences of Covid-19 and return Utah to the record-setting growth it enjoyed prior to the pandemic. The report and economic playbook include recommendations from dozens of state …

Public Schools, Technical Colleges Dismissed Until May 1

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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 Importance of Social Distancing

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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

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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

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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 COVID-19 outbreak. The letter is below or you view a PDF version. You can also download an infographic to share with customers and employees that explains social distancing. I know these are uncertain times of …

State Clarifies Mass Gathering Instructions

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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

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