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Utah Department of Health releases COVID-19 recommendations for schools

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Department of Health officials have released their COVID-19 recommendations for schools. Listen live to Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News or watch our live stream below:. In a statement released today, Utah health officials suggested a “layered prevention approach,” in K-12 schools. This includes:. Wearing a mask...
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2,244 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths, over 18K vaccinations reported over the weekend in Utah

Aimee Koryta, a Davis County Health Department registered nurse, prepares a syringe of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Legacy Center Indoor Arena in Farmington on Jan. 12. The Utah Department of Health reported 2,244 more COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths and 18,134 vaccinations on Monday. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported 2,244 moreCOVID-19 cases over the weekend as the state continues enduring a spike in virus cases.
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COVID cases in Utah ICUs nearing critical levels

SALT LAKE CITY — The number of people in Utah intensive care units, or ICUs, who are struggling with COVID-19, is reaching a breaking point. That news came in today’s update from the Utah Department of Health, which reported the state added more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday.
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What can Utahns do to slow another surge of COVID-19?

With Utah’s surge in COVID-19 cases sparked by the highly contagious delta variant not expected to slow until this fall, public health officials are calling on Utahns to mask up in addition to making sure they are fully vaccinated against the deadly virus. “We need to normalize wearing face coverings...
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Utah health department 'strongly' recommends indoor masking for K-12 students

A third grade classroom at Parkview Elementary School in Salt Lake City sits empty on the first day of school as students attend classes online on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. The Utah Department of Health announced Monday it is strongly encouraging students in K-12 schools to wear masks and physical distance when indoors this coming school year. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — As the new academic year approaches, the Utah Department of Health is encouraging vaccination of all people age 12 and older and recommends mask-wearing indoors at schools, according to new guidelines it released Monday.
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Dozens of people held at Utah prison receive COVID vaccines

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Dozens of new inmates at the Utah State Prison in Draper have received a free dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a mobile vaccination clinic. The doses were provided Tuesday by Nomi Health, a direct health care company that has coordinated vaccination and coronavirus testing efforts across the state, the Daily Herald reported.
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Utah families with medical risks say they are splitting up, changing schools and risking loved ones’ lives for their kids’ education now that schools can’t require masks

Paxton Hadden’s tiny voice rings out from behind a phone screen he’s seen too much of in the past 18 months. “They broke the clock!” he squeals to the toys arrayed around him, captivated by a cartoon of Hickory Dickory Dock. It’s Paxton’s favorite, his mother, Alisha, explains, before she is interrupted by a rapid succession of smooching sounds.
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