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Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee had only one word to describe how he felt about the countywide mask mandate approved by two other county commissioners and the Utah County Health Department late Tuesday evening.

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Utah officials announced Tuesday that they will implement a public health order moving Provo and Orem from a “yellow” to “orange” restriction level amid a continuing surge in COVID-19 cases in Utah County. 

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SALT LAKE CITY — A spike of coronavirus cases in Utah that began after schools and colleges resumed classes reached a new peak Friday and led the state’s Republican governor to say again that he’s considering new measures to combat the spread of the virus.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday that he is considering a statewide mask mandate and is planning expanded coronavirus testing in response to what he called an alarming spike of infections in the state.

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As schools worked to reopen following this week’s violent windstorm, both of Weber County’s school districts — the Weber School District and the Ogden School District — saw a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases.

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With the number of COVID-19 cases rising daily the first week of school, BYU officials implored students to follow safety precautions heading into Labor Day Weekend. New numbers suggest many didn’t take that homework assignment to heart.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City is revealing shortfalls in the way officers respond to a mental health crisis, an advocacy group said Wednesday, a part of policing that’s facing renewed scrutiny during nationwide protests over brut…

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah will aim to be prepared to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available, Gov. Gary Herbert said at a weekly briefing Thursday — a week after the federal government told states to be ready for distribution by Nov. 1.

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OGDEN — While stopping short of a full-on mandate, the Ogden City Council has formally encouraged all citizens of Junction City to wear masks in public areas.

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As Congress prepared to allocate trillions of dollars in COVID-19 pandemic relief, lobbying expenditures in the health care industry increased at 10 times the rate of any other sector, according to a paper co-authored by two Brigham Young University professors.

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A face mask is roughly the size of a small wash cloth. Yet, this piece of material has caused commotion from one end of the United States to the other and has been used as a political tool to fuel protests, riots and mobs of angry parents in full disagreement about schools opening this fall.

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It appears COVID-19 has touched thousands more lives along the Wasatch Front than might have been expected after the state announced it is closing the Health Clinics of Utah in Provo, Ogden and Salt Lake City.

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As health officials warn that Utah hospitals could be overwhelmed if the rate of COVID-19 infections in the state continues climbing, an analysis of health data shows that Utah may be among the states least equipped to handle a surge in coronavirus cases.