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Are Utah businesses requiring proof of vaccination?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – On Tuesday, Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson said she fully supports any business that chooses to require its employees to get vaccinated. “My message to business owners is Governor Cox and I support you if you decide to require your employees to be vaccinated,” Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson said.
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Utahns won't be forced to get COVID-19 vaccine, but there may be consequences, governor says

Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during a COVID-19 briefing at the Women's Pavilion at St. Mark's Hospital in Millcreek on Tuesday. He said while Utah won't ever force you to get a vaccine if you don't want one, you should be prepared to face consequences if you remain unvaccinated. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox made it clear Tuesday Utah won't be joining New York City in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations to eat inside restaurants or work out at a gym, but the state will provide N95 masks to schoolchildren under 12, who are too young to get the shots.
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1,050 new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 1,050 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, along with 8 related deaths. On Friday, August 6, you can get a vaccine — no appointment necessary — at el Rancho Market on S Redwood Road in West Valley City. Currently, 45 percent of all Utahns are fully […]
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Utah bet on dropping pandemic benefits to get people back to work. It hasn't so far

A roadside banner beckons potential employees outside a company in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 27, 2021. Utah’s Gov. Cox hopes that by nixing COVID-19 unemployment benefits, unemployed Utahns will return to work. (Rogelio V. Solis, Associated Press) SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox hoped to compel more strident job-search efforts among jobless Utahns whendeciding to suspend pandemic-related federal unemployment insurance benefits on June 26, more than two months ahead of their scheduled expiration.
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Debate Over School Mask Mandates Returns At Salt Lake Co. Council Meeting

SALT LAKE CITY — Division over masks returned at a Salt Lake County Council meeting as COVID-19 cases in Utah continue to rise and hospitals reach their ICU capacity. Parents on both sides voice their opinions during Tuesday’s meeting, which became heated at times, and county health experts said there would be an estimated 60 cases per day in schools, with an average of one child being hospitalized with the virus every other day during the fall.
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Health officials urge student-athlete vaccinations as Utah reports 1,050 new COVID-19 cases

Health care worker Qing Chong prepares COVID-19 vaccines for a pop-up vaccination event at Reams in Magna on May 3. The Utah Department of Health reported 1,050 more COVID-19 cases, eight deaths and 8,379 vaccinations Wednesday. (Annie Barker, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 1,050 newCOVID-19 cases Wednesday — the third time in the last month over 1,000 new cases have been reported in a single day.
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‘Overwhelmed and just worried’: ICU caregivers dealing with surge of Delta Variant cases

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – There’s an increasingly urgent situation inside Utah’s Intensive Care Units where doctors, nurses, and technicians say they’re overwhelmed by the recent spike in patients stricken by the Delta Variant of COVID-19. The recent wave of Delta cases has caused Intermountain Healthcare to reopen so-called “surge ICUs” to handle the influx of severely sick patients. Today, medical professionals on the frontlines described the situation.
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Park City arts fest says coronavirus safety measures at ‘forefront’ of plans

The organizers of the Park City Kimball Arts Festival have drafted a plan to respond to the possibility of someone at the event being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. The Kimball Art Center in a submittal to City Hall says festival staffers will contact the Summit County Health Department immediately if they are notified of someone receiving positive results to a coronavirus test.
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COVID-19 cases push Utah hospitals to 'critical levels', ICUs past capacity

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Doctors and caregivers with Intermountain Healthcare addressed Utah's latest spike in COVID-19 cases which is leading to more hospitalizations, pushing ICUs to "critical levels". Intermountain reported their ICUs across the state have reached 100 percent capacity multiple times over the last several days. You can...