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Cache County Council declares day of prayer

Back Row (L to R): Craig W Buttars (County Executive), David Erickson, Gordon Zilles, Jon White, Paul Borup, Karl Ward (Chair) Front Row (L to R): Jill Zollinger (Clerk/Auditor), Barbara Tidwell, Gina Worthen (Vice Chair) Photo Cache County Council

LOGAN, Utah – The Cache County Council has declared Sunday as a day of prayer to ask for God’s help during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Councilwoman Gina Worthen believes the pandemic has been devastating for the community, even though Cache County has had a low number of COVID-19 deaths. 

“Cache has had five suicides, which still at this point outnumber the number of COVID deaths that we’ve had. [There are] increases in abuse, loneliness, a lot of suffering going on and a lot of fear,” Worthen said during a council meeting this week. 

But there are still concerns about COVID-19 in the community. 

“We’re worried about overcrowding hospitals, and we felt that we need God’s help. Now would be a good time to ask him for that. 

Although the Cache day of prayer proclamation mentions God several times, Councilwoman Worthen invited everyone in the community to participate. 

“There are many good people in our county who believe in a higher power but maybe not specifically in God. I would hope that they would join with us in sending good thoughts and positive vibes our way as well,” Worthen said. 

The day of prayer proclamation is co-sponsored by several mayors and city council members in the area, including Lewiston Mayor Kelly Field, Hyde Park Mayor Sharidean Flint, and Clarkston Mayor Craig Hidalgo, as well as many Logan City Council members. 

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Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utah’s Coronavirus Information

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States