COVID Vaccination

One of the ten bills Governor Spencer Cox signed into law Tuesday requires employers to allow COVID-19 vaccine exemptions while prohibiting any action against employees who submit for exemption.

Salt Lake County leaders are moving forward with a plan to pay county employees who are vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19.


With school starting again next month, officials at higher education institutions across Utah are working on plans to help students safely return, especially since it’s difficult to accurately know how many of those students are actually vaccinated.

 Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says he's exploring the idea of paying residents to get vaccinated. Meanwhile, Cox is cancelling COVID-related unemployment payments in the state. And the various ways Utah restaurants and bars are responding to the lifting of public health orders. 


Analysis shows that millions of dollars of COVID relief was paid to TestUtah for coronavirus testing. Petitioners ask Gov. Spencer Cox to veto a bill creating a bank of funds for projects of the Utah Inland Port. And with vaccine appointments opening up to Utahns 16 and older next week, what do kids, pregnant women, and those who have already been infected need to know? 

Starting Thursday, Utahns who are eligible for COVID-19 immunization can receive the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, just three days after the FDA granted emergency use authorization.

Starting Monday, Utahns aged 16 and older — with certain qualifying health conditions such as chronic heart disease, liver disease or a BMI of 40 or higher — can schedule appointments to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 



Utah adults ages 65 to 69 are immediately eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.