COVID-19

You're listening to Utah Public Radio, I'm Kerry Bringhurst. As of Thursday, there are 324 students, staff or faculty members at Utah State University campuses or centers across Utah who have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last three weeks. This is a decrease from the 350 reported last Thursday. These active cases include 303 students living either on or off campus. 

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Utah recently set a new single-day record for Covid-19 cases. Governor Herbert has announced new guidelines. And the Utah Public Health Association is calling for stricter measures to be taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Hospital administrators warn that Utah will soon need to shift to "crisis standards" of care. Utah's two oldest and largest newspapers announce that they'll stop daily printing in 2021. More Utah women are donating to Biden as Trump struggles with female voters. And after 35 years of ownership, the Miller family is selling the Utah Jazz.

 

The Utah Sierra Club and other community groups are mourning the loss of a Utah social justice warrior. Murray resident and longtime activist Margarita Satini died Tuesday from the COVID-19 virus.

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COVID-19 rates in Utah are continuing to go up. Utah Governor Gary Herbert and health experts continue to urge people to take action.

Zion National Park Sets Record September Visitation

Oct 26, 2020
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As St. George, Utah remains sunny and warm this fall, Zion National Park set a record high number in visitors during the month of September.

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While coronavirus cases surge in Utah, Gov. Gary Herbert warns that hospitals are starting to fill up. Facing pressure from constituents, lawmakers debate reigning in the governor's emergency powers. And candidates for Attorney General and Utah's 2nd District seat clash during debates.

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Researchers at The University of Utah created a new smartphone app that allows users to design new drugs to fight against COVID-19.

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With coronavirus cases still surging, Utah adopts a new pandemic strategy. Elections officials urge residents to vote by mail and return their ballots early. And Sen. Mitt Romney calls American politics a "vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass." 

New Study Looks At Rural West Covid-19 Trends

Oct 8, 2020

 


 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the United States as a whole, not all areas face the same impact. A recent report from the Institue of Outdoor Recreation and Toursim at Utah State University entitled the "Rural West COVID Project" looks at the impact of the virus in places like Utah.

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Coronavirus cases in Utah continue to grow in young-adult populations-- especially those on college campuses. Mia Fairbanks interviewed Janice Hall, a student at Brigham Young University about her experience with COVID-19 precautions at the university and attitudes among other students. 

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This week's other debate between the two candidates vying to become Utah's next governor. The audit that says Utah did ‘not adequately anticipate or prepare’ for the onset of the pandemic. And the benefits for the unemployed that are about to expire — while the state pushes to get people back to work. 

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One of the first questions candidate Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (R) and Chris Peterson (D) answered during Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate was whether they would issue a statewide mask mandate right now if they had the power to do so. 

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Wash your hands with soap and water frequently throughout the day, keep a six-foot distance between yourself and others, use hand sanitizer when you’re on the go, mask-up when you’re outside your own house and, most importantly, stay home if you feel sick. 

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Utah County currently has the highest number of COVID cases in the state-despite making up only 20% of the population.

Utah Public Radio’s Kerry Bringhurst spoke with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett Monday about an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on the USU campus. Cockett says wastewater analysis shows evidence of COVID-19 among students at the Living Learning Center (LLC) on the main Logan campus. 

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Utah sees a big spike in coronavirus cases, with a whopping 911 new cases on Thursday. How children transmit the virus and what we know about Utah's school outbreaks. What polling says about the 4th District congressional race. And Sen. Mike Lee tries to downplay the role of climate change in this year's devastating wildfires. 

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It’s UPR’s Fall Member Drive and Tom Williams will be joined for the hour by Lynne McNeill, Co-Director of the Digital Folklore Project at USU and Associate Professor of English.

 

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A powerful windstorm causes widespread damage and one death in northern Utah. Salt Lake City police shoot a 13-year-old autistic boy. Neighboring states criticize Utah's proposed Lake Powell Pipeline. And the latest on the development of a coronavirus vaccine. 

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During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans who had been used to working from an office found themselves working from home. But while this might have felt like a very sudden shift, it’s part of a historic movement toward home-based work. This week, we’ll dive into that history — and some of its really nefarious themes.

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Salt Lake City will move to the "yellow" coronavirus restriction level. K-12 and higher-ed schools are forced to adapt after outbreaks. And with a September 30 deadline looming, a Utah-supported municipal nuclear power project comes under heightened scrutiny.  

Before fall semester at Utah State University began on Monday, students in four on-campus housing residence halls were quarantined due to increased levels of SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater. This testing is part of the university's plan to reduce the spread of the virus. 

This week on Undisciplined, we’re talking about the long-lost woolly rhinoceros, Vikings, smallpox, and innovations in playground equipment. With a list of subjects that diverse, you might have guessed that the monthly science news round-up is back – and it is.

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The Atlantic magazine recently “asked photographers in 24 locations around the globe to point their cameras up to the sky at precisely the same moment—1 p.m. GMT, April 25. At a time when the world is so isolated, these photos are a reminder of what we share.” The resulting article is We Are All Living the Same Moment, written by Gretel Ehrlich.

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Increased levels of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the waste water of four Utah State Universityresident halls—Rich, Jones Morgan and Davis. All 287 students who live in these halls will bequarantined while COVID-19 test are administered on Sunday and Monday.

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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. 

COVID Crisis Could Force Closures, Job Losses at Utah Nonprofits

Aug 25, 2020
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 During the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of Utahns and millions of Americans have turned to nonprofit groups to help them weather the storm.

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The USU Center for Anticipatory Intelligence (CAI) looks across all disciplines to spot threats posed by emerging technologies and other threats. CAI is an interdisciplinary nexus fusing expertise in national security and geopolitics with cutting-edge instruction in cyber threats, data analytics, and emergent technology. CAI students predicted a novel zoonotic outbreak last year. 

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Lawmakers meet for a special session of the legislature to address ongoing coronavirus relief, tweaks to voting, and more. Gov. Gary Herbert declares a new state of emergency in response to the pandemic. And elected officials and business owners consider plans to address homeless encampments in Salt Lake City. 

Utah Gov: Wear Masks Or Keep School Kids Home

Aug 21, 2020

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.

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