COVID-19: Vaccine Watch

Utah national parks no longer have a mask mandate...
Chandler Holt

Masks no longer required in national parks

Since a federal judge struck down the CDC's transportation mask mandate, guests in national parks can choose if they'd like to wear a mask or not.
6 months ago
Utah begings using wastewater to track components of the COVID-19 virus in communities...
Dan Bammes

Monitoring COVID-19 virus in Utah through wastewater

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is monitoring levels of the COVID-19 virus components in sewage at wastewater treatment plants across the state. While it’s a useful early warning system, Utah’s state epidemiologist says it’s just one of the tools they have for monitoring COVID-19 infections in the community. Last year, when the Delta variant showed […]
6 months ago
(A testing site operated by Nomi Health across the street from UDOH headquarters.  Photo: Paul Nels...
Paul Nelson

Federal health officials investigating Utah-based company over COVID-19 testing

A Utah-based company is being investigating for claims of substandard conditions at COVID-19 testing sites.
6 months ago
(A testing site operated by Nomi Health across the street from UDOH headquarters.  Photo: Paul Nels...
Paul Nelson

Health officials will significantly ‘ramp down’ the number of COVID-19 tests they offer

The Utah Department of Health announced it will ramp down the number of COVID-19 tests being offered to the public.
6 months ago
FILE: People wait to check-in at the Qatar Airways counter amid coronavirus fears at Miami Internat...
Aimee Cobabe

Utah joins mask mandate lawsuit against federal government

The lawsuit claims the mask mandate on planes and other public transportation is illegal and prohibitive in states that have banned mask mandates.
6 months ago
Test to Stay schools...
Devin Oldroyd

COVID-19 testing sites across Utah scheduled to close

COVID-19 testing sites across Utah will close by the end of the week. This comes as Utah transitions to a "Steady State."
6 months ago
Health Department COVID transmission...
Lindsay Aerts

Salt Lake County in low COVID transmission, at risk for new variant spike

Salt Lake County is now in low COVID-19 transmission. But the county may not be out of the woods with a new variant making the rounds.
7 months ago
Utah National Guard's COVID-19 Joint Task Force ends today....
Samantha Herrera

Utah National Guard ends COVID-19 Joint Task Force

After two years of providing support during the pandemic, the Utah National Guard's COVID-19 Joint Task Force ends its mission today.
7 months ago
FILE - A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca...
Curt Gresseth

Vaccine passport requirement moves step closer to honor system at Utah Capitol

A Utah state senator explains how a bill moved from vaccine requirement or passport to an honor system agreement between employer and employee.
7 months ago
Dr. Angela Dunn talks about mask requirements and recommendations....
Kira Hoffelmeyer

These are the changes Salt Lake County made to its masking recommendations

Salt Lake County’s top health expert is saying people only need to continue to mask up to prevent COVID-19 if they have an underlying risk or spend a lot of time with others who have underlying risks.
7 months ago
COVID-19 testing Utah...
Simone Seikaly

Utah health officials say testing for COVID-19 is still an important tool

For the most accurate results, the Utah Department of Health recommends that people without symptoms receive a PCR test when testing for COVID-19.
7 months ago
Utah COVID-19...
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.
8 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 months ago
covid-19 milestone Utah...
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.
9 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.
9 months ago
(Utah State Capitol Complex.  Photo: Paul Nelson, January 10, 2022)...
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.
9 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.
9 months ago
summit county health order...
Simone Seikaly

Summit County issues public health order requiring indoor masks

The Summit County mask order begins Jan. 7, 2022, and requires those in public buildings or waiting in lines to wear a mask.
9 months ago
Utah covid long line...
Becky Bruce

Utah sets new daily COVID-19 case record for second day

The Utah Department of Health reported 8,913 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, for a total of 672,567 since the pandemic began. 
9 months ago
changes testing...
Eliza Craig

Utah has its single highest daily COVID-19 case count ever

On Wednesday, Utah Department of Health reported the single highest daily count of Utahns with new cases of COVID-19 ever by nearly double. 
9 months ago