COVID-19 ‘UK variant’ discovered in Utah

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has confirmed the state’s first case of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant, frequently referred to as the ‘UK variant’. The …

Gov. Gary Herbert declares state of emergency for hospital overcrowding, case surge

Following weeks of continued stress on Utah’s hospital networks due to a rise in cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared a new State of Emergency to address hospital overcrowding.

The situation is dire and unsustainable. We must take action now to protect our hospitals and healthcare workers and to avoid further devastation on our families, communities, and businesses.

CARES Funding Appropriated for Cultural, Botanical, and Zoological Organizations

The Cultural Assistance Grant Program “Create In Utah,” approved by the Legislature during their June 18 special session, provides $9 million in grants to organizations with annual budgets of more than $5 million. The funding, which comes from the federal CARES Act, is targeted for programs that boost tourism and help local economies recover.