Employment Resources for People Impacted by COVID-19

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Thousands of Utahns have financially felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have felt it as their work hours have been reduced or temporarily laid off. To help individuals make it through these difficult times, resources are available with the Department of Workforce Services.

One Utah Child Care Created to Assist Utah’s Essential Employees

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The Child Care Task Force has created a new program called One Utah Child Care to meet the needs of essential employees such as healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online tool for parents to register is now available and services will begin Monday, March 30, 2020.

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.

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.

Many Missionaries Returning Home

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

Safeguards announced to protect Utah Veterans Homes residents

Ivins Veterans Home

Avalon Healthcare and the Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs will be increasing preventive protocols and procedures at Utah Veterans Homes. This is a preventive measure. There has not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Veterans Home.