OGDEN — A year ago, Weber County Jail officials were working on plans to improve mental health and medical services for inmates. Then COVID-19 hit, knocking some projects off track.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox announced on Thursday that six counties are moving from a high to moderate transmission level on the state COVID-19 Transmission Index, but Utah County is not one of them.
FARMINGTON — Davis County Jail inmates, often locked down or in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, have a new connection to the outside: computer tablets with access to an array of information.
OGDEN — Launching a business isn’t always just about making money.
OGDEN — One of the largest health care providers in the nation is reaching into its pockets to help curb the social roadblocks that negatively impact the health of those living in one of Ogden’s most vulnerable communities.
Utah is expected to get more and more COVID-19 vaccine doses, beyond what the state’s 13 local health departments can handle, so new partners are joining in efforts to vaccinate the public.
OGDEN — BreaAnn Carlin steadily lost weight during her nine-day stay in the Weber County Jail. At the end, she was dead, collapsed after crawling from a medical observation cell toward her scheduled shower.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday it has donated $20 million to help a program aimed at distributing coronavirus vaccines to poor countries around the world.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox doubled down Thursday on his prediction that there will be gatherings without masks by the Fourth of July, contrary to predictions from the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
A Colorado woman is suing a Utah youth residential treatment facility that she says punished her after she reported being sexually assaulted by a male staff member while she was a minor, and says she was inspired by the stories of Paris Hilton and others to come forward.
OGDEN — Following many other cities across the nation, Ogden City has formally set aside a day to note the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OGDEN — The rate of spread of COVID-19 is easing in Weber County, good news in efforts to contain the virus.
FARMINGTON — A federal judge has rejected a Layton woman’s claims that Davis County is civilly liable for her son’s death by drug overdose in a jail holding cell.
A bill that would ban doctors from performing gender reassignment surgeries or prescribing hormone therapies to minors stalled in the Utah House Health and Human Services Committee on Friday.
Throughout February, employees at Utah's Driver License Division offices throughout the state have been sporting shirts that are aimed to encourage patrons to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.
OGDEN — More than 60% of those 70 and older in Weber and Morgan counties have gotten at least their first vaccination shot against COVID-19, according to figures from the Weber-Morgan Health Department.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said on Thursday that he would not sign a controversial bill being considered by the Utah State Legislature that would ban transgender athletes from playing on girls sports teams in the bill’s current form.
OGDEN — New leadership is coming to the Weber-Morgan Health Department.
KAYSVILLE — As the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations picks up, the Kaysville city manager has apologized for a controversial pair of messages to city employees last week casting aspersions on those who opt out of getting the vaccine.
OGDEN — Weber County and the county jail’s former contract doctor have filed court documents denying fault in the death of an inmate during suicide watch.
OGDEN — Now that some Utah Walmart and Smith’s locations have the COVID-19 vaccine — including some outlets in Weber County — those on the priority list for vaccinations have more options.
OGDEN — The COVID-19 case count continues to fall in Weber and Morgan counties while the number of expected COVID-19 vaccine doses entering the two counties goes the other way, up.
Dentists in Utah are fearing a spike in dental problems for Utahns once the COVID-19 begins to slow and the vaccine is distributed further, according to a study by NextSmileDental.com.
PANGUITCH (AP) — Just off of Panguitch’s main road, there’s a small, unassuming building that houses the local office for the Southwest Utah Public Health Department. On a clear, chilly day in early January, dozens of Garfield County residents crowded around the entrance waiting to get the C…
FARMINGTON — Construction began Friday on a medical observation unit at the Davis County Jail, a project intended to keep pace with a societal tide of drug addiction and mental illness that increasingly imperils the lives of inmates.
The state of Utah hit a milestone Thursday as Gov. Spencer Cox announced there have now been more vaccinations than total amount of COVID-19 cases in the state.
FARMINGTON — More than four years after a Davis County Jail inmate bled to death internally while a nurse failed to check her vital signs, a federal civil rights suit over the death has moved one step closer to trial.
OGDEN — The COVID-19 numbers for Weber, Morgan and Davis counties indicate things are improving.
Intermountain Healthcare announced on Tuesday that the system has processed 1 million COVID-19 tests, a significant milestone according to officials.
OGDEN — A molecular diagnostics company that is working on producing a new transportable, saliva-based COVID-19 test is opening a manufacturing facility in Ogden, and bringing hundreds of jobs with it.
KAYSVILLE — As a COVID-19 outbreak is threatening to close Davis High School, the Davis School District is attempting to run the “Test to Stay” program for a second time.
WEST HAVEN — As Weber County tries to move toward a post-COVID-19 world, like the rest of the globe, the pace of change will undoubtedly be a red-hot focus of debate.
CENTERVILLE — News of protests last fall outside the homes of two state health officials involved in shaping the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic struck George McEwan as wrong.
The Utah House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill on Monday that would require medical providers to consult with other providers before issuing long-term prescriptions for opiates or benzodiazepines to patients.
OGDEN — The Weber-Morgan Health Department online COVID-19 vaccination appointment scheduling system, focus of clamoring late last week after it crashed as thousands tried to use it, still needs an overhaul.
Editor’s note: The following story was written and reported by the Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with the Standard Examiner and the Daily Herald.
NORTH OGDEN — Joe Langeveld sat down at his computer at 3 p.m. Thursday, hoping to secure an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the online registration system went live.
“Can you hear my voice right now, kind of scratchy?” said Two Rivers High School history teacher Bryan Hatch over the phone. “That’s asthma.”
The Utah State Legislature’s House Business and Labor Committee gave a favorable recommendation on Thursday to a bill that would create a Radon Task Force to study the health impacts of radon exposure and provide recommendations to lawmakers.
OGDEN — Just as efforts started accelerating to vaccinate the elderly in Weber and Morgan counties against the COVID-19 virus, the online system to schedule vaccination appointments crashed.
OGDEN — Reed Spencer showed up at the Dee Events Center on Wednesday, dreaming of a time when he can move beyond all the restrictions and guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
OGDEN — The Weber-Morgan Health Department has already vaccinated more than 5,000 people for the COVID-19 virus and more mass distribution clinics are on the way.
The elderly are next in line to get COVID-19 vaccinations, starting next week in Weber, Morgan and Davis counties.
OGDEN — Rene Rodillas, growing up in modest circumstances in his native Philippines, led a simple life, even into adulthood.
OGDEN — There’s no shortage of demand among the elderly to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — First responders and medical personnel at Hill Air Force Base are now getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
Utah K-12 educators will be eligible to receive the vaccine Monday, Gov. Spencer Cox announced in a weekly COVID-19 briefing Friday. Employees in some local schools, however, should expect to be vaccinated at a later date.
As more and more COVID-19 vaccine gets distributed around Utah, not everyone is treated equally, a cause for grumbling among some.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox announced on Friday he will sign an executive order outlining the state’s vaccination rollout for schools and long-term care facilities amid a “post-holiday surge” of coronavirus cases throughout the state.
Although dates and details of school employee vaccination remain up in the air, local health departments and school districts are preparing for the next step in the vaccine’s rollout.
OGDEN — A large contingent of Ogden citizens spoke out during a City Council meeting this week, decrying the city’s recent dispersal of a homeless encampment near the Lantern House.