Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson-Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday after more than two inches of rain fell, causing homes and businesses to flood. The state will continue to experience uncertain weather, including bursts of rain, through the weekend.
I'm Kerry Bringhurst. You're listening to Utah Public Radio. For over a year, we’ve spent almost every week speaking with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett to get an update on what was happening with COVID-19 on the university campuses statewide.
You're listening to Utah Public Radio. I'm Kerry Bringhurst and joining me is Utah State University President Noelle Cockett. And President Cockett, today Utah lawmakers are meeting in a special legislative session to discuss mask mandates for public education, including institutions of higher education.
I'm Kerry Bringhurst. Each week we look forward to our conversation with Utah State University's president Noelle Cockett. This week is no exception, as we're coming off graduation ceremonies statewide and here on the Logan campus. Despite everything, President Cockett, there's been a lot to celebrate.
Domestic travel for Utah State University sponsored programs is returning, but international travel is still restricted. A Utah State University's Biological Engineering research project will be among the first since the COVID-19 Pandemic hit to welcome students from outside of Utah to study on the Logan campus.
The opening of a second neighborhood of safe homes in Cache Valley, thanks to a partnership between a Utah non-profit and a family foundation, is timely. Jill Anderson is the executive director of CAPSA, a nonprofit domestic violence, sexual assault and rape recovery center serving Cache and Rich counties.
I'm Kerry Bringhurst and joining me is Utah State University President Noelle Cockett. A lot of activity underway throughout the state as graduation ceremonies are taking place including at our statewide campuses and here in Logan.
I'm Kerry Bringhurst and you're listening to Utah Public Radio. Utah governor Spencer Cox indicating that more and more Utahns will be receiving the vaccination against COVID-19. And eventually, that will include university-aged students, including those here at Utah State University.
You're listening to Utah Public Radio. I'm Kerry Bringhurst. Joining me is Utah State University President Noelle Cockett, and we wanted to talk today about the increased opportunities for staff and employees to be immunized. And President Cockett, is that something that will be required of your staff and faculty?
This is Utah Public Radio, I'm Kerry Bringhurst. Utah State University is providing access to a parking lot near Aggie Village for the Utah Department of Health to provide free testing for COVID to families of USU students and employees who are not part of the university system.
I'm Kerry Bringhurst, and you're listening to Utah Public Radio. As we begin a new year, we also look forward to new classes beginning here on the campus at Utah State University. And that leads to the return of our conversations with USU President Noelle Cockett.
I'm Kerry Bringhurst. You're listening to Utah Public Radio. Time now for our weekly update with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett. And in addition to testing for COVID-19 on the USU campuses statewide, I understand the university is preparing for the possibility of providing vaccines against COVID-19.
COVID-19 weekly student testing at all Utah State University campuses continues this week. Last week, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued a state public health order requiring all college and university students attending in-person classes to be tested.
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.
As was expected, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox won Utah’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday evening. Due to COVID-19, he and his running mate Senator Diedre Henderson addressed supporters through Facebook Live from Fairview, Utah.
Kerry Bringhurst: You're listening to Utah Public Radio. Time now for our weekly update with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett, who has some good news as Utah State University was recognized in College Magazine in their top 10 colleges deserving recognition for the response to COVID-19.
Kerry Bringhurst: Utah and surrounding Cache County have seen a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. That has alarmed state health and government officials and the state of Utah this week has introduced a new COVID-19 transmission index.