Coronavirus

Utah Workers Need More Education For Post-Pandemic Economy

22 hours ago
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As the nation struggles to recover from the economic downturn amid the coronavirus pandemic, workforce experts are calling on Utah and other states to ramp up efforts to ensure that more workers have post-high school education and certificates. 

COVID-19 Infection Still A Risk In 'Green' Phase Areas

22 hours ago
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COVID-19 cases are increasing in Utah, but there are still pockets in the state where cases numbers are lower than the average. In mid-June the Governor allowed these rural areas to go into the “green” phase of economic reopening. The “green” phase allows businesses to reopen and residents to gather in larger numbers but with suggested health guidelines such as social distancing of six feet and wearing a mask.

SQ Radio: Temple Grandin Talks COVID-19

Jul 14, 2020
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The woman who thinks in pictures discusses the pandemic from her famous way of thinking.   

Based on her extensive research of coronavirus studies, Grandin offers solutions to some of the major challenges brought on by the pandemic such as shortages in common drug supply chains and how to prevent the massive waste of food that occurred in the livestock industry due to the slow down in meat and dairy distribution. She also reveals how the virus is affecting the workers at the meatpacking facilities. All of this and more! 

BRHD Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases Monday

Jul 7, 2020

Bear River Health Department reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday as the seven-day rolling average of case confirmations continues to decrease.

COVID-19 Lockdown Leads 92-Year-Old To Honorary High School Diploma

Jun 29, 2020
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After decades of waiting, a Cache Valley man accomplished a dream by receiving his honorary high school diploma at the age of 92.

Finding Love From A Safe, Social Distance

Jun 29, 2020
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Since March, multiple dating apps have reported significant increases in use. Cooper Boice is the owner of the dating app Mutual, which is targeted to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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“This would have been our 36th year I believe. And a lot of artists make their living going to all these summer festivals. And so these artists are not bringing in any income. They're suffering because of the inability to reach their audiences,” said Elanie Thatcher, the executive director of Logan’s Summerfest. 

BRHD: 31 New Coronavirus Cases Reported Thursday

Jun 26, 2020

Thirty-one new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Bear River Health District on Thursday.

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Over the past month, hundreds of workers in the JBS meatpacking plant in Hyrum were infected with the coronavirus. Activists and JBS employees are concerned not enough is being done to protect workers from further spread.

BRHD Finds 15 New Cases Of COVID-19 On Wednesday

Jun 25, 2020

The Bear River Health Department reported 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the seven-day rolling average of new daily cases to 39.

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Ten years ago, Michael Leavitt managed pandemic preparedness when he was former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.  At the time, Leavitt played a big role in putting together a plan for handling the H1N1 Swine Flu. 

CAPSA Sees Record Number Of Calls, Clients

Jun 22, 2020

Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse in Logan just experienced its highest capacity week in 40 years.

 

In a typical week, the nonprofit shelters 20 individuals. Last week, it housed 47.

 

Utah State University

Officials from Utah State University announced on Wednesday that after Thanksgiving break all university classes will be taught remotely and final exams will be administered remotely as well. In addition to that, fall break on Oct. 16 has been canceled. 

BRHD Confirms 30 Cases Of COVID-19 On Wednesday

Jun 18, 2020

The Bear River Health Department confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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The Logan Municipal Council unanimously approved budgets for fiscal year 2020-2021, including an overall 2.6% budget cut.

Meatpacking Industry A "Perfect Storm" For COVID-19

Jun 16, 2020
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Chris Peterson for Utah Governor

Utah meatpacking plants are deemed essential businesses, but the industry and its workers are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Hundreds of workers at the Hyrum JBS plant in Logan were infected with COVID-19 in the last month. Monday night the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Peterson held a Facebook Live conversation on how the Utah meatpacking industry and its workers have been impacted. 

 

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Imagine you’re a city recreation director. Your whole job is to connect the community with big fun events, and summer is the busiest season. But then a pandemic hits in spring and most of your hard work has to be scrapped. 

Cache County COVID-19 Spike Detected In Sewage Before Human Test Results

Jun 12, 2020
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The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Cache County was detected in sewage at the Hyrum and Logan wastewater treatment plants before it showed up in human test results.

 

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A Cache Valley choir that sings for people who are dying can’t provide in-person music because of social distancing, but said the worldwide organization they are a part of has made four downloadable songs available online.

Coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit minority populations with a fervor across the nation, and Utah is no exception. A grassroots community effort is growing to help the Latinx population in Northern Utah.
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Local advocates and nonprofits have been working for weeks, but now, community members are stepping up to help the disproportionately affected Latinx community in the wake of a spike in cases in northern Utah.  

COVID-19, Coronavirus meat packaging facility and others in Cache County put employees at risk throughout pandemic
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Logan is the highest in the nation for a city its size. When rumors of a COVID-19 outbreak at the JBS meat-packaging facility in Hyrum started circling, the company responded by testing every employee. Of the 1,024 tests conducted between May 30 and June 2, nearly 300 came back positive.

Pounds Of Anxiety

Jun 8, 2020

 

Has your weight crept up the past few months? It seems to be a topic of great conversation lately. I know my circle of friends have not been immune to wondering about or noticing a few extra pounds since the start of spring.  One quick internet search brings up a host of articles on the subject with varying themes: stop worrying about the weight you are gaining, sudden cooking at home will of course make you gain weight, tips to prevent, tips to rid yourself of the ones that crept on, emotional eating, etc. And if we’re not reading about it, we’re thinking about it. Are our leggings (and let’s be honest, it’s leggings. Bi-monthly grocery trips upgrade to my signature overalls, but leggings are my everyday not leaving the house go to, pandemic or not) feeling tight or is that a figment of our stuck at home imaginations? It’s been a hot topic for sure.

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As dining restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic closed restaurants across the county, many customers turned to online delivery platforms, such as grubhub, or doordash in order to continue eating from their favorites spots. As take-out became the new norm and safety precautions increased and restaurants were forced to adapt.

Utah Coronavirus Task Force

Gov. Gary Herbert announced Friday that the current restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Utah will remain in place.

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