St. George Anti-Mask Rally Sparks Student Responses

19 hours ago
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After video of an anti-mask rally in St. George went viral, students at Dixie State University spoke out about the campus mask mandate.

Cache County Courts Return To 'Red' Phase; Trials Suspended

23 hours ago

On Monday, Cache County courts returned to the “red phase” of COVID-19 precautions after around a month in a “yellow phase.”

K-12 Enrollment In Utah Drops By 2K Students Amid Pandemic

23 hours ago

Enrollment at public schools in Utah has declined as the coronavirus pandemic pushed some parents to homeschool their children and make other decisions based on safety concerns. 

Utah County Implements Face Mask Mandate After Rise In Cases

23 hours ago

A Utah county has implemented a face mask mandate as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the state. 

Coronavirus Restrictions Increase Around The State

Sep 23, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions have been loosening throughout Utah over the last few months but at the Governor's press conference on Tuesday, parts of Utah will be brought back into stricter restrictions. 

USU Cancels 2021 Spring Break To Reduce Travel During Pandemic

Sep 22, 2020

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Utah State University has overhauled the 2021 spring semester and cancelled Spring Break.

Chinese restaurants across the nation have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Some restaurants have faced harsh discrimination from consumers who are wrongfully wary that Chinese food is more likely to spread the coronavirus. 

Logan: COVID-19 Masks Not Recyclable, Even Disposable Ones

Sep 21, 2020

The City of Logan is asking residents to make sure COVID-19 face masks don’t end up in recycling bins.

Coronavirus Spike Worsens In Utah As Governor Mulls Measures

Sep 21, 2020

A spike of coronavirus cases in Utah that began after schools and colleges resumed classes reached a new peak Friday with a record number of single day confirmed cases. 

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Navajo Nation Reports 18 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 More Deaths

Sep 11, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials on Thursday reported 18 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and three additional deaths. 

No COVID-19 Deaths On Navajo Nation For 2nd Time In 3 Days

Sep 10, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials on Wednesday reported 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but no deaths for the second time in three days. 

Number Of Self-Reported COVID-19 Cases At BYU Almost Doubles

Sep 10, 2020

Officials say the number of self-reported coronavirus cases on Brigham Young University’s campus has almost doubled to 146. 

Logan Board Of Ed Approves Move To Full-Day Instruction

Sep 9, 2020

Schools in Logan will join Cache County in a full-day schedule, minus 45 minutes each day, starting Monday. 

USU Researcher Helps Examine COVID-19's Impact On Rural West

Sep 4, 2020

A report co-authored by a Utah State University professor sheds light on how people in the Western U.S. have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including their views on government assistance and what the future holds.

With COVID-19 test results back from just over 80% of the residents in USU’s quarantined dorms, only four residents are known so far to have the virus, but a higher rate of positive tests is expected among the late-arriving results.

Utah Aims To Be Prepared For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Sep 4, 2020

Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah will aim to be prepared to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available, a week after the federal government told states to be ready for distribution by Nov. 1. 

Cache Valley Schools Reporting Few COVID Cases So Far

Sep 1, 2020

Student and parent cooperation are being hailed as exemplary as Cache County’s two major school districts size up how things have gone so far in the delicate return to classes under the cloud of COVID-19.

Utah School Changes To Remote Learning After Virus Outbreak

Sep 1, 2020

A Utah County high school plans to close temporarily and shift to a schedule that mixes online and in-person classes after reporting a cluster of coronavirus cases.

Utah State Quarantines Students As COVID Found In Wastewater

Sep 1, 2020

Utah State University says nearly 300 students have been quarantined after wastewater samples from four dormitories showed elevated levels of the coronavirus.

USU Quarantines Four Dorms With High COVID Levels In Sewage

Aug 31, 2020

One day before the fall semester began at Utah State University, the COVID-19 pandemic generated a crisis with high levels of the virus detected in the sewage of four dorms and the university announcing a quarantine of students in those facilities.


COVID Testing Planned For Students In 4 Dorms At Utah State

Aug 31, 2020

Utah State University plans to test nearly 300 students for COVID-19 after wastewater samples from four dormitories showed elevated levels of the coronavirus.

Provo Council Overrides Mayor, Implements Mask Mandate

Aug 31, 2020

The Provo Municipal Council has overridden a mayoral veto and implemented a mask mandate ahead of a new school year starting at Brigham Young University.

Middle school students playing music.


Schools across the state have been opening over the past two weeks, with many modifications intended to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Here is a look at some of the adaptations made to music classes at Mount Logan Middle School. 

Provo Mayor Vetoes Mask Mandate; Override Vote Expected

Aug 28, 2020

The mayor of Provo, Utah has rejected a proposed city ordinance mandating people wear facial coverings indoors and outdoors in public areas and at large gatherings during the pandemic.

Cache County Officially Asking To Go 'Green'

Aug 26, 2020

Two months after the Cache County Council voted to go “green,” Cache County Executive Craig Buttars announced he’s sending a formal request to Gov. Gary Herbert by Wednesday morning.



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Logan is a small city that is thriving in the United States, despite the pandemic, according to a recent article on

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. 

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.