COVID 19

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Idaho hospitals are rationing care because of the strain from the pandemic. Some groups are questioning the use of age as one of the determinants for who gets medical attention, or how promptly.

Thirteen Intermountain Healthcare hospitals are suspending all non-urgent surgeries and procedures requiring hospital admission. This policy will take effect on September 15th and will last several weeks.

Nearly 100 percent of students in Salt Lake City school districts have been wearing masks in class according to school officials.  In August, Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued a mask mandate for students in grades K through 12 and principals were advised on how to enforce the mandate while respecting the dignity and autonomy of students.  Anyone not wearing a mask has been offered one and advised of the benefits of wearing a mask.  Students have not been prohibited from accessing in-person learning or activities if they declined to wear a mask.  As of today (Wednesday), 58 students out of a tota

For Older Idahoans, Online Classes Help Fight Social Isolation

Mar 17, 2021
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A program designed as a source of continuing education for older Idahoans has a new function during the pandemic: combatting social isolation.

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Vaccine distribution in Utah began in December and January, which means many people are preparing to receive their second doses and there are many stories and rumors surrounding what that will be like.

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Vaccines are being rolled out and warmer weather is approaching. Those are hopeful developments. What else should we know about Covid-19 in Utah right now?

Today we’ll talk with David Quammen about viruses in general and the SARS-CoV-2 virus specifically.

Gov. Issues Executive Order On Vaccine Distribution

Jan 8, 2021
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In an effort to speed up Utah’s COVID-19 vaccination process, and hopefully led to the state receiving more doses of the vaccine, Gov. Spencer Cox issued an executive order regarding vaccine distribution on Friday. 

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As part of the latest executive order to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Utah, most highschool sports were put on hold for two weeks.

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Dixie State University made the jump from a NCAA Division Two athletic program to Division One this year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fall sports will have to wait to make their big debut.

St. George Anti-Mask Rally Sparks Student Responses

Sep 24, 2020
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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.

Reflecting On The Utah State Fair During The Pandemic

Sep 23, 2020
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Many fairs across the country were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in Utah the state fair continued. Ashely Moyes, who has been going to the state fair since she was a kid, attened this year and said she loves sharing the experence with her kids.