As of Thursday afternoon, there are 78 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Utah. The number of visitors to the state who have tested positively is still 10 and the number of Utahns who have been diagnosed with the virus is 68. 

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As we all deal the best we can with Coronavirus and COVID-19, we want to hear examples that you have heard or experienced of people, businesses or organizations doing good.

Between the earthquake and cornoavirus news, there has been a lot to keep up with on Wednesday. Here are some of the newest developments with COVID-19.

As social distancing measures are being taken during the global coronavirus pandemic, many Utahns may find themselves in need of additional food resources. Utahns Against Hunger have compiled a list of resources that are avalible. That list can be found here.

Moab 'Closed' To Visitors

Mar 18, 2020
Molly Marcello, KZMU

Southeast Utah Health Department. officials made several firm decisions this week to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in Moab, a region that sees heavy use from visitors around the world.  

On Wednesday, the Logan School district began their school lunch pick-up program to provide children food during school closures.

On Tuesday, Governor Gary Herbert announced Utah restaurants, bars, and other food service establishments would need to close their dine-in options by Wednesday evening. Local restaurants are concerned this will have detrimental effects on both their employees and their overall business.


Between efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus and the largest earthquake Utah has seen in 28 years, there is a lot of uncertainty right now. It’s hard for everyone to deal with, but children especially may find themselves confused when large, scary, current events like these dominate the news cycle. 

Wednesday's press conference was cancelled due to the earthquake earlier in the day, so the daily Utah Health Department updates on the spread of coronavirus in Utah were provided online.


Shortly after the Bear River Health Department reported the confirmed case of COVID-19 in Box Elder County on Tuesday, the state epidemiologist Angela Dunn provided the daily update on the virus’s spread in Utah. 

The state deparment of health is providing daily press conferences at 1 p.m. with COVID-19 updates. You can access the Facebook live stream of this here.

First Confirmed Coronavirus Case in Box Elder County

Mar 17, 2020


The Bear River Health Department announced today that Box Elder County has it’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. The details of this case are still being investigated but do appear to be the result of exposure to a known case in Salt Lake County. 

Plans for Caucus Night As Social Distancing Measures Continue

Mar 17, 2020

Next week Utah’s Democratic and Republican parties were slated to hold their caucuses to select delegates for the state’s nominating convention later this month.

Could Toilet Paper Bring Utah Communities Together?

Mar 16, 2020

With schools closing and people being asked to restrict social gatherings, people have started to prepare for self-quarantining. As people are flocking to stores all at once, some supplies are starting to become scarce. Some members of the community that have decided to take matters into their own hands and hand out toilet paper to those in need. 

You may be experiencing anxiety or stress regarding all the news about COVID-19. You're not alone. Here are four simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.

Exit Festival,

A Utah technology company has settled a lawsuit with the booking agency for The Killers that disputed the agency's contention the rock band should be paid for a scheduled show at the firm's canceled conference. 

Southern Utah University

Colleges and Universities in Utah, including the University of Utah, Utah State University, and Brigham Young University, announced Thursday they are no longer offering in-person classes for the time being. This in response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, a strain of Coronavirus. Amanda DeRito works in Marketing and Communications at Utah State University. She says the change to online-only classes has caught professors and administrators off-guard.

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Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is proposing one-time $1,000 checks for every American adult. This comes amid the shutdown of bars, restaurants and resorts in many places in Utah and the rest of the country.

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Coronavirus concerns are on everyone’s mind. One of the most important questions that looms large is how we can help each other. How can we each make a difference?

Students at Utah State University who participate in Matthew LaPlante's crisis communication class have created a blog to share news stories about how COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, is impacting the community at USU.

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The Utah Legislature concluded its 2020 session on Thursday. We’ll recap the session on Monday, with a special focus on issues important to people in rural Utah. We’ll also talk about COVID-19 and Coronavirus.

USU COVID-19 Information Page

Mar 14, 2020
Cami, Flicker,

Due to the rapidly changing nature of efforts to mitigate COVID-19, novel cornavirus, at Utah State University, a webpage with the most up-to-date information has been created. 

Utah government officials monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have asked local school districts to find ways to educate students at home beginning next week. The school dismissal decision was announced Friday by the Utah COVID-19 Task Force, the Utah Department of Health, and the Utah Association of Local Health Departments.

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Assisted living centers in Utah are reinforcing policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Affects Tourist Season For Southern Utah

Mar 13, 2020

Each year, tourists that come into Utah infuse about $9.5 billion into the state’s economy, which provides each household in the state $1,286 of tax relief.  With the increase in restrictions due to COVID-19, this number could be affected in 2020. 

In Governor Gary Herbert’s press conference today, members of the COVID-19 Community Task force gathered to make recommendations to Utah’s institutions of public and higher education. Updates were also given about how Utah plans to go about testing people for the virus. 

State Officials Announce COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Mar 12, 2020
USU President Noelle Cockett speaking at a press conference
State of Utah

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says gatherings should be limited to 100 people for at least the next two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. UPR's Kerry Bringhurst tells us Herbert announced the measure at at a news conference Thursday where officials from the University of Utah and Utah State University said they are canceling in-person classes and moving the rest of the semester online.

Gubernatorial COVID-19 Press Conference: Watch Now

Mar 12, 2020

Today Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah COVID-19 Task Force addressed Utah residents regarding the state of emergency in Utah. Click the link to watch now.

Coronavirus Case Found In Morgan-Weber Area

Mar 10, 2020
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The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and the Weber-Morgan Health Department (WMHD) Tuesday announced the state’s second case of COVID-19.

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, continues to grow in the United States, state officials in Utah have created a task force to determine how to best mitigate the spread of the virus locally