COVID-19: Vaccine Watch

500,000 deaths...
Simone Seikaly

BREAKING: The Utah National Guard will assist long-term care facilities

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health has requested help from the Utah National Guard’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force, and the help is coming. The Task Force has been activated, which means 50 service members will be deployed to help at long-term care facilities across the state of Utah. “Utah National Guard members […]
4 months ago
don't test stay home...
Kira Hoffelmeyer, Jacob Rueda, Jessica Lowell

Gov. Cox giving state employees time off to substitute in Utah schools

And while Utah's largest teachers union is grateful for the help, they say underlying issues must also be addressed.
4 months ago
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on a counter at a pharmacy in Portland, Ore., M...
MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

Moderna announces full US approval for its COVID-19 vaccine

Full approval means FDA has completed the same rigorous, time-consuming review for Moderna's shot as dozens of other long-established vaccines.
4 months ago
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Paul Nelson

SLC students appear to keep masks on, despite mandate being rescinded

Students in Salt Lake City continued to wear masks Monday, despite a mask mandate no longer in effect.
4 months ago
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Paul Nelson

UDOH is changing prioritization process for COVID-19 symptom treatments

The Utah Department of Health is making big changes to determine who first gets certain treatments for COVID-19 symptoms.
4 months ago
mask mandates in utah...
Curt Gresseth

“Not unexpected” said Dr. Dunn after mask mandates in Utah shot down

Exec. director at Salt Lake County Health, Dr. Angela Dunn discusses repealing mask mandates in Utah and the importance of face masks in public.
4 months ago
Utah schools remote...
Simone Seikaly

Which Utah schools are remote and which schools are in person?

These are the schools that have moved to remote learning in the Alpine, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake City, and Tooele school districts in northern Utah.
4 months ago
salt lake city mask exemption...
Kate Davis, Aimee Cobabe

BREAKING: dozens of students in the Salt Lake City district received a mask exemption

The Salt Lake City School District reported the number of students in each school who received a mask mandate exemption. 
4 months ago
Weber High School...
Eliza Craig

Weber High School surpasses COVID-19 case threshold, moves online

On Tuesday, Weber High School confirmed 46 positive COVID-19 cases, surpassing its threshold for in-person learning.
4 months ago
Woods Cross High School, one of the schools that received a 'mistake' email about COVID-positive st...
Paul Nelson

Davis School District apologizes, calls letter sent to parents about COVID-positive students ‘a mistake’

Davis School District is apologizing for a email sent by mistake, allowing students with COVID to attend class.
4 months ago
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Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake City School District to move all schools remote next week

The Salt Lake City School Board will hold an emergency session on Friday night, Jan. 14, to discuss the possibility of going to all-remote learning.
4 months ago
don't test stay home...
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Utah leaders say “don’t test, stay home” if you have COVID-like symptoms

The "don't test stay home" request from Utah leaders comes as COVID-19 cases overwhelm schools and other testing centers.
4 months ago
Intermountain visitors...
Simone Seikaly

New overnight visitor guidelines at Intermountain Healthcare facilities

Intermountain visitors are also asked to wear a mask at all times in clinic and hospital settings and when a hospital caregiver is nearby.
4 months ago
covid record set in utah people in line...
Becky Bruce

Another COVID-19 case count record set in Utah: 12,990 in a single day

Amid test supply challenges and debates over remote learning, Utah set a new record Thursday for COVID-19 cases in a single day.
4 months ago
mental health help...
Curt Gresseth

Mental health needs spike during pandemic, but help in Utah abundant, free

The need for mental health services reached new heights in Utah last year, but a physician said help is available and free in the state.
4 months ago
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Kira Hoffelmeyer

Salt Lake County Council members facing pressure, threats over vote on mask mandate

The pressure and threats come one day before a vote by the Salt Lake County Council to overturn an existing indoor mask mandate.
4 months ago
best mask omicron...
Simone Seikaly

The best mask against the omicron variant: factors to consider

The best mask or respirator to fight omicron can be determined by fit, filtration, breathability, durability, and quality control.
4 months ago
Salt Lake County Council meeting...
Lindsay Aerts, Becky Bruce, and Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake County Council likely to keep mask mandate, with chair’s support

Salt Lake County Council Chair Laurie Stringham said she is inclined to vote to keep an indoor mask mandate in Salt Lake County, breaking a possible tie and swinging the vote in favor of the mandate.
4 months ago
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Simone Seikaly

Davis Tech suspends public COVID-19 testing, saying move is temporary

Davis Tech has temporarily suspended public COVID-19 testing, to redistribute testing to Davis District schools.
4 months ago
(Javanni Alzayyat administers a COVID-19 test at the Cannon Health Building in Salt Lake City on De...
Paul Nelson

Could Utah’s Omicron peak happen soon? Doctors say it’s possible

Doctors say it's possible the Omicron peak in Utah could happen soon, but booster shots are needed.
4 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Salt Lake County Mayor blasts Gov. Cox’s decision on masks in state-run buildings

Salt Lake County mayor responded with harsh words to Governor Cox after the state decided it won't require masks be worn in state-run buildings.
4 months ago
Utah schools remote...
Paul Nelson

Park City High School starts ‘test to stay’ protocol for COVID-19, other schools likely to follow

The 'test to stay' protocol is now being enforced at Park City High School after a high number of COVD-19 cases.
4 months ago
vaccinate the world...
Curt Gresseth

How to vaccinate the whole world (not just rich countries) against COVID

A global-supply chain expert discusses the steps necessary to vaccinate the whole world -- not just wealthy countries -- against COVID-19.
4 months ago
Governor Spencer Cox...
Dan Bammes

Governor Cox urges vaccinations to fight omicron surge

Governor Spencer Cox posted a video on Thursday encouraging Utahns to get vaccinated.
4 months ago