The Associated Press

USU Expande Las Pruebas De COVID-19, Y Mucho Más

Oct 20, 2020

Kat Webb y el Herald Journal reportaron que por primera vez en más de 20 años, el Condado de Cache está planeando una actualización de su plan general. 

Matilyn Mortensen

Según The Associated Press, el brote de coronavirus en la procesadora de carne JBS a principios de este año fue peor de lo que originalmente se reportó. 

A high-ranking leader from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints vowed support this week for “peaceful efforts to overcome racism” while lamenting that some people in the movements are attacking religious freedom.

A Utah woman has pleaded guilty to multiple charges after police say she bought a biological agent online to harm her former roommate. 

The St. George area along the border between Utah and Arizona was inundated with flash floods after a torrential downpour. A large thunderstorm rained down more than an inch of water Sunday throughout the area. 

The Republican former football player who is challenging Utah’s lone Congressional Democrat will speak at the Republican National Convention this week. 

Utah officials attribute this year’s increased number in man made wildfires to the coronavirus pandemic, which has pushed summer recreation outdoors at higher rates. 

The annual Christmas concert by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ choir has been canceled because of lingering concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. 

The University of Utah says it paid extortionists almost half a million dollars after a ransomware attack on some of its computer servers. The college is telling students, staff and faculty to change their university passwords. 

The family of Jovany Mercado of Ogden held a vigil recently to mark the one-year anniversary of when he was shot and killed by police outside his parents’ home. 

Navajo Nation health officials have reported a dozen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,547 with the known death toll still at 493 as of Sunday night. 

Laura Stockton, the daughter of retired Utah Jazz great John Stockton, has signed a professional contract to play basketball in Germany, her new club said. 

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says parents who don't want to follow his health mandate by requiring their children to wear masks when returning to school should keep them home.

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 19 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,519 with the known death toll at 487 as of Thursday.

Utah legislators have unanimously voted in favor of a plan for the November election that includes outdoor voting and additional ballot drop boxes in rural parts of the state. 

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,500 with the known death toll still at 484 as of Wednesday. 

Utah has become the fifth state to overhaul crisis guidelines that could have deprived people with disabilities of doctors’ care if hospitals become overwhelmed during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The director of a national nuclear research facility in Idaho is leaving the post. Idaho National Laboratory Director Mark Peters announced Thursday that he is moving to a new role as executive vice president of laboratory operations for Battelle Energy Alliance. 

The Provo city council will discuss a possible face-mask mandate and other coronavirus-prevention measures at an emergency meeting on Thursday, shortly before students begin returning to college classes. 

A mask mandate in Utah’s largest county, which includes Salt Lake City, has been extended until the end of the year. Fox 13 reported Wednesday that Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson signed an order extending the mandate through Dec. 31. 

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,486 and the known death toll to 484 as of Tuesday. Navajo Department of Health officials said 89,399 people have been tested for the coronavirus and 6,987 have recovered. 

Educational disruptions forced by the coronavirus pandemic are hurting teenagers who also may need to work and help their families care for young kids. Those challenges are expected to persist as a new school year gets underway, largely with remote learning. 

Dozens of Utah bodies of water were not tested this spring for toxic algae blooms this spring because of state budget cuts. 

A Utah lawmaker says some teachers haven’t received any personal protective equipment as students return to school. Riebe, who represents Cottonwood Heights, says teachers in her district were “nervous” about the lack of supplies. 

Authorities in Utah say a teenager was arrested and booked on multiple charges stemming from an alleged sledgehammer attack in Payson.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report says Hispanic and non-white people in Utah were disproportionately hit by workplace COVID-19 outbreaks. 

Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Utah’s ballot this November as an unaffiliated presidential candidate. The state elections director said Monday that his office has verified that West’s campaign gathered the necessary 1,000 signatures from registered voters required to appear on the ballot. 

The Navajo Nation has rescinded its stay-at-home order, but is encouraging residents to leave their homes only for emergencies or essential activities and errands. The order was rescinded Sunday, when 24 additional coronavirus cases and zero deaths were reported. 

A man who was credited with helping to save a woman’s life following a car crash was shot and killed the following day in Utah by police in what authorities suspect was a case of suicide by cop. 

Gov. Gary Herbert has urged people to continue wearing masks and social distancing even as Utah’s coronavirus case counts decline. As schools reopen with a mix of in-person and online learning, Herbert said Thursday they will need to be flexible because there’s no way to ensure a “zero risk” scenario.