The COVID-19 vaccine is coming to Utah, perhaps by as early as this month, a health care official says.
The debate in Washington, D.C., over the Affordable Care Act’s future can get intense.
OGDEN — Weber-Morgan Health Department Executive Director Brian Bennion, the health official central in local efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, will be retiring.
OGDEN — The COVID-19 case count in Weber, Morgan and Davis counties fell pretty dramatically for the week ending last Saturday, the first downward dip since September.
OGDEN — Without blood donations, Weber State University student KayCee McLean said she wouldn’t have survived to enroll at the school. That’s why she participates in every blood drive held at the university that she is able to, including one Weber State has organized for next week.
SALT LAKE CITY — Andy Larsen is a sports writer, but with so many games scratched during the pandemic he has spent a lot of time digging into coronavirus data and its sobering implications.
NORTH OGDEN — From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, regular comparisons have been made between the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak and the situation Americans find themselves in today.
SALT LAKE CITY — Thanksgiving could become a major super spreader event for COVID-19 transmission if people don't follow public health guidelines, physicians in Utah warned on Wednesday.
OGDEN — It’s not every day you get treated to a private concert.
Come Tuesday, 26 of Utah’s 29 counties will be classified as “high” transmission areas as state officials transition Utah back under the COVID-19 Transmission Index.
OGDEN — The brother of a man who died while on jail suicide watch in 2017 filed suit Monday against Weber County, alleging personnel failed to treat his mental illness and botched his care after a suicidal fall.
Local school districts saw the most school closures over a one-week period last week and added seven more this week as COVID-19 continues to surge in the state.
OGDEN — As the number of COVID-19 cases in Weber County rises, those who become infected can face a dilemma — finding a place to recover without spreading the ailment to others.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's prisons reported two more inmates who have died after testing positive COVID-19 on Friday as the state's hospitals reach a breaking point with rising hospitalizations ahead of Thanksgiving weekend.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah could receive its first round of a coronavirus vaccine as early as mid-December but wider distribution likely won’t be available until July, health officials said Wednesday.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — With positive COVID-19 cases surging in the counties surrounding Hill Air Force Base, the military installation has upped its pandemic response, but as of now some of its popular public facilities will remain open.
OGDEN — Six months after implementation of a mask mandate at Weber County’s five libraries, enforced by an employee at the entry of each site, they remain among the facilities in the area most protected against possible COVID-19 contamination.
CLEARFIELD — Ashtyn Sparrow and her dad, Cory Sparrow, pulled into a long line of cars at the Freeport Center in Clearfield at 7 a.m. Thursday.
MURRAY — With the COVID-19 case count across Utah surging, Intermountain Healthcare, one of the leading healthcare operators in the state, is bringing in nearly 200 travel nurses to help contend with the situation.
Viewmont, Bountiful and Box Elder high schools, as well as Orion Junior High School, will move to online learning for two weeks due to COVID-19 outbreaks, districts announced Thursday.
OGDEN — Emily Harames, her husband and her dad were all supposed to walk together in one of Weber State University’s fall graduation ceremonies in December. COVID-19 dashed those plans.
The Davis School District announced Wednesday that four more of its schools will move to remote learning following COVID-19 outbreaks.
OGDEN — More than $25 million in CARES Act money is coursing through Weber County or on its way to aid businesses, schools, hospitals and nonprofits adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Gary Herbert on Sunday night ordered all higher education institutions in the state begin testing students for COVID-19 weekly by Jan. 1. Two days later, Weber State University has mobilized over 300 volunteers to begin working on that directive.
OGDEN — Don’t expect a crackdown on anti-maskers from local health officials in the wake of Gov. Gary Herbert’s announcement of a mask mandate and other steps to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah began a major shift in fighting the coronavirus pandemic Monday, implementing a statewide mask mandate for the first time and planning a dramatic increase in testing.
Another Weber County school will move to online instruction for the next two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency Sunday night and ordered a statewide mask mandate in an attempt to stem a surge in coronavirus patient hospitalizations that is testing the state’s hospital capacity.
OGDEN — Both traditional high schools in the Ogden School District have moved to remote learning to mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks as of Wednesday, according to a district spokesperson.
OGDEN — As the number of new COVID-19 cases in Weber County continues to spike, coronavirus-related complaints have also started to edge upward.
RIVERDALE — The Utah Military Academy in Riverdale temporarily moved students to online learning Thursday following a COVID-19 outbreak among faculty and staff at the school.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said he is feeling “frustrated” with the state’s rising coronavirus numbers as new cases and hospitalizations continued a streak of new record highs on Thursday.
Syracuse and Weber high schools became the second schools in their respective districts currently closed to limit a COVID-19 outbreak Wednesday, according to emails sent to parents.
OGDEN — Weber County is entering into a four-year, $421,000 contract with the University of Cincinnati to train local staff in helping jail inmates kick drug habits, get mental health counseling and find jobs after release.
WASHINGTON TERRACE — With hospitals forced to shuttle around more COVID-19 patients as intensive care unit capacities are stretched, helicopter transport is at the fore.
OGDEN — The Lantern House homeless shelter announced Friday night that 48 people staying at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. Two of those who tested positive died, though their cause of death has not been confirmed.
OGDEN — No one yet can say for sure whether 12 positive COVID-19 test results at the Weber County Jail in October were rare reinfection cases, or genetic leftovers from the summer outbreak.
Flyers for Halloween parties in Weber and Davis counties which have the possibility of violating state health orders have popped up on social media feeds in the area, prompting questions about how to balance the physical and mental health of young people.
WASHINGTON TERRACE — Bonneville High School has become the second school in the Weber School District to close for two weeks following a COVID-19 outbreak at the school, according to a statement released by the district.
OGDEN — Representatives from Weber County’s two hospitals echo worries about the rising COVID-19 case count across the state and the potential impact on the ability of the facilities to handle patients.
FARMINGTON — Utah’s old way of handling juvenile offenders was “manufacturing little criminals,” one legislator said, and costing the state a lot of money.
OGDEN — As coronavirus cases continue to mount, the COVID-19 transmission index — a measure of the virus’ presence in a community and the potential of its spread — has increased from moderate to high in Weber and Davis counties.
Utah health experts say hospitals and critical care physicians are becoming overwhelmed as the state reported a record 1,543 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and as Gov. Gary Herbert again pleaded with the public to follow mask and social-distancing guidelines.
Nearly one-third of secondary students in the Weber-Morgan area said they had experimented with vaping products at least once in a 2019 survey.
The Davis School District Board of Education announced at a meeting Tuesday night that it would proceed with its plan to transition all schools to full in-person classes and would compensate employees with a one-time bonus for their work during the pandemic.
The Davis School District confirmed Tuesday that Farmington High School will close for two weeks after it had at least 15 students and staff test positive for COVID-19 within two weeks.
Weber State University has been considering adding a social work master’s program for years. After multiple reports on the shortage of social workers in Utah and a push from community health organizations, the school will welcome its first social work graduate cohort in 2021.
A Utah animal rights group is calling on Gov. Gary Herbert to “take more decisive action to curb the serious and growing public health threat posed by the zoonotic transmission of coronavirus that is occurring on Utah mink farms,” though the science behind such transmission has not been firmly established.
A recent Brigham Young University study set out to establish how people feel about a potential COVID-19 vaccine as well as their concerns and what barriers might keep them from potentially receiving one.
OGDEN — A new case of the coronavirus in the Weber County Jail may be a rare instance of one person acquiring the disease twice.
As a COVID-19 outbreak spreads at the Utah State Prison, a civil liberties group is pressuring officials to step up release of nonviolent inmates.