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As Utah’s rolling average continues to drop, Utah’s governor urges residents to work even harder to help with the decrease.

USU Makes Standardized Tests Optional For 2021 Admissions

Aug 6, 2020
Utah State University

In response to the current pandemic, Utah State University is following suit with many higher education institutions across the nation and making standardized admissions tests optional for the upcoming 2021 admissions cycle. This decision will apply to admission for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 semesters. 

Utah’s Housing Market Is Strong Despite Pandemic

Jul 31, 2020

 

 

Nationwide, anywhere between a quarter to a half million homeowners could face foreclosure by the end of 2021 as a result of the pandemic, according to new projections from Attom Data Solutions

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Utah officials react to President Trump's tweet calling mail-in voting fraudulent and suggesting a delay to the November election. The Utah Education Association calls on Gov. Herbert to keep schools closed this fall. And the latest science on how coronavirus is spread

State Epidemiologist Angela Dunn speaks at a COVID-19 press briefing on July 30, 2020.
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On Thursday Utah’s Department of Health unveiled its much anticipated school re-opening guidelines. The 102-page document provides schools and the public with a roadmap on how schools should go about resuming in the fall.

Logan City Mask Mandate To Go Into Effect This Week

Jul 30, 2020
Matilyn Mortensen

Logan is the second city in Utah to institute a mask mandate. The mandate was approved by Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday and will go into effect on Saturday at 12:01 a.m.

Marcel Salathe and Nicky Case

With COVID-19 cases continuing to grow in Utah, contact tracing is a priority for health departments around the state. But what exactly can you expect if a contact tracer calls you?

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Summer months are traditionally slow at the Fun Park in Logan when many Utah State students leave the valley and the people who are in town often opt for outdoor recreation. But with the coronavirus pandemic, business has hit a new low with impacts that could reach the University. 

Housing Advocate Says Utah Likely To See Spike In Evictions

Jul 28, 2020
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As Congress debates a new pandemic relief bill two measures benefitting renters are set to expire. 

Wanted: Poll Workers In Idaho for November's Unprecedented Election

Jul 27, 2020
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With the highest turnout for primaries in 40 years, Idaho's unique all-absentee election in May presented a challenge for the state. 

Logan City Pioneer Day Cancellation Reminders

Jul 23, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Logan has canceled the Logan Pioneer Day Parade and Celebration scheduled for Friday, July 24 at Willow Park.

Get-Away Gone Wild? Bear Lake Tourism Booming During Pandemic

Jul 23, 2020
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Is Bear Lake dangerously overcrowded this summer?

Some people think so. And while many locals would beg to differ — especially business owners — one thing is clear: The COVID-19 pandemic has done nothing to hurt tourism at the popular lake straddling the Utah-Idaho border and might even be boosting it. Beaches are busy throughout the week, campsites are full, boats are out in force and seasonal workers are handing the area’s iconic raspberry shakes through walk-up windows as fast as they can whip them up.

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As plans are announced for how school will look this fall, local teachers worry about keeping their students safe and connecting with their students.

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Across the country, cities and towns are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 outbreak.  It has been particularly stressful for gateway communities-- towns or cities that border publicly owned lands such as national parks.  An initiative through USU's Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism is looking at ways to help those communities.

Salt Lake Tribune

Today we’ll take a look at the Coronavirus pandemic’s effects in Utah jails and prisons. Our guests will include Salt Lake Tribune reporter Jessica Miller; Mayra Cristobal, whose husband has contracted COVID-19 and is incarcerated at the Weber County Jail; and Angie Millgate, whose former husband is incarcerated in the Washington County Jail.

Matilyn Mortensen

As Logan prepares to welcome Utah State University students back next month, officials in the northern Utah college town are requesting permission from the governor to implement a mask mandate for their city.

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A new report from public policy researchers finds that over 50% of homeless service providers are facing a variety of challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Utah County residents protest a mask requirement for students. After a rule change, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says Salt Lake City schools will be permitted to have in-person classes. And what's known and unknown about the long-term effects of COVID-19.

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Since coronavirus restrictions began in March, Janice Boes, the owner of Pierpont Place & Premier Events in Salt Lake has been doing a lot of canceling. 

Utah Workers Need More Education For Post-Pandemic Economy

Jul 14, 2020
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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

Jul 14, 2020
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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! 

Kyler Roper ,24, has experienced COVID-19 symptoms for over 3 months now.
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In early March, Kyler Roper, 24, had all the tell-tale signs of COVID-19 -- fever, dry cough and night sweats.  But, nearly three months later he’s still struggling with a severe shortness of breath. 

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.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur

It seems like SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests should be pretty simple. Tests consist of SARS-CoV-2 antigens on a plate. If a person has antibodies for SARS-CoV-2, their antibodies bind to the antigens, and the test reads as positive. However, it is possible to get a false positive if some other antibody can bind by coincidence to the antigen.

Tim Noonan at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT.
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Back in late March, Tim Noonan tested positive for COVID-19, it started off with a low-grade fever. But, just a few days later his fever spiked and he was having trouble breathing. After going to the Instacare in Park City, the active 61-year-old was rushed to the emergency room. His oxygen levels were dropping. 

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. 

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Utah's ongoing surge in coronavirus cases and the usefulness of masks in curbing the spread. The enduring protests over the police-shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal. And the big contributions fueling next week's Republican primary in the race for Utah governor. 

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