COVID-19 News Coverage – Summit County and Wasatch County, Utah

Mar 12, 2020

Credit Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

KPCW's comprehensive COVID-19 news coverage for Summit County and Wasatch County can be found below. Click on the links to read the stories.

More information about novel coronavirus can be found at coronavirus.utah.gov or at cdc.gov/coronavirus. You may may also call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707.

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KPCW's COVID-19 and Coronavirus News and Information:

03/23/20 Different Patients Directed To Different Clinics 

03/23/20 Monday COVID-19 Update: Summit & Wasatch County Cases Up 50%

03/22/20 First Confirmed Utah Death Due to COVID-19

03/22/20 Utah Reports First COVID-19 Death

03/22/20 Sunday COVID-19 Update: 50 Confirmed in Summit County, 8 in Wasatch County

03/21/20 - Saturday COVID-19 Update: 136 Cases in Utah

03/20/20 - COVID-19 Case Count Rises In Summit And Wasatch Counties

03/20/20/ - Wasatch County Cases Of COVID-19 Go From Three To Six On Friday

03/20/20 - Park City Council Changes Meetings To Accomodate Social Distancing Measures

03/19/20 - Heber Hospital Administrator Addresses Wasatch County Council

03/20/20 - KPCW Special Report - COVID-19

03/19/20 - Park City School District Teachers And Staff Will Work Remotely

03/19/20 - How Long Will COVID-19 Pandemic Last? State Epidemiologist Doesn't Know

03/19/20 - Third Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Wasatch County

03/19/20 - How Two Park City Main Street Businesses Plan To Move Forward During COVID-19 Outbreak

03/19/20 - How Does Summit County Government Deal With Big Changes? County Manager Comments

03/19/20 - At Egyptian, COVID-19 Upstages Performers For Now, Fate Of Follies Uncertain

03/19/20 - Coronavirus Impacts Recycling Too

03/18/20 - Wasatch Council Recieves Wednesday Update On COVID-19 And Earthquake Response

03/18/20 - COVID-19 Cases Continue To Increase In Summit County Two To Three Fold

03/18/20 - Park City Municipal Changes Public Meetings, Other Functions In Response To COVID-19

03/18/20 - Leaders In Wasatch County Release Informational Video About COVID-19 For County Residents 

03/18/20 - With No Serious Earthquake Damage Reported In Wasatch County, Heber Continues To Respond To COVID-19

03/17/20 - Wasatch County Council Discusses 2nd Confirmed Community Case, As Well As Governor's Order

03/17/20 - For Park City Locals Left Jobless By COVID-19 Crackdown On Business, There's Hope

03/17/20 - People's Health Clinic Carries On In Time Of Covid-19

03/17/20 - Summit County Planners Adjusting To COVID-19 Impacts 

03/17/20 - Amid COVID-19 Crackdown, Summit County Sheriff Would Rather Inform Than Punish 

03/17/20 - Governor Implements Additional Restrictions Including Limiting Groups To 10 And Restricting Dining

03/17/20 - Second Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 In Wasatch County Linked To Summit County Case

03/17/20 - Utah Health Department Reports 51 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Statewide, 15 In Summit County

03/17/20 - KPCW Special Report: Wasatch County Health Update & Economic Impact on Summit County

03/17/20  - Park City Mountain Won't Reopen This Ski Season 

03/17/20 - Park City Restaurant Association Supports Shut Down

03/16/20 -Local Restaurant Owner Wants County To Flex Its Muscle 

03/16/20 - Summit County Councilmember Says Public Health Order Is The Right Response

03/16/20 - Confirmed Summit County COVID-19 Cases Reach 13

03/16/20 - Wasatch County Council Issues Health Declaration After First Confirmed Case In The County

03/16/20 - All Wasatch High Students And Staff Placed On Quarantine By County Health Department

03/16/20 - Wasatch County Schools Have Lunch Pick-Up At Each School

03/16/20 - First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 In Wasatch County Is Wasatch High Student

03/15/20 - PCSD Announces Grab & Go Breakfasts And Lunches Beginning Tuesday

3/14/20 - Summit County & Park City Managers Discuss COVID-19 Developments and Precautions (26 minute interview)

3/14/20 - Utah Governor Clarifies: Schools Will Not Provide Childcare During Closure

03/14/20 - Bill White Closes Restaurants In Park City Area Due To COVID-19 Health Concerns

3/14/20 - Coronavirus Testing Done Through State Management Not County Health Departments

3/14/20 - Deer Valley Suspends Operations Until Further Notice (Deer Valley has clarified that employees who were scheduled to work the upcoming week will be paid.)

3/14/20 - Bill White Restaurants Closing Monday to Help Contain COVID-19

3/14/20 - Vail Announces Closure Of North American Resorts Including Park City March 15-22

3/14/20 - Wasatch School District Answers Questions Ahead Of Two Week Dismissal

3/14/20 - Summit County Identifies First Known Case Of COVID-19 Community Spread

3/14/20 - You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19

3/14/20 - Huntsman Cancer Foundation announces that Pink Park City, a ski day to conquer all cancers, has been tentatively postponed until this summer. Online fundraising will continue with 100% of donations made going to research at Huntsman Cancer Institute The foundation is working with Park City Mountain to tentatively reschedule the event for this summer, with a confirmed date coming soon.

3/14/20 - Due to first case of community spread of COVID-19 in Summit County, officials recommend no travel to Summit County - for now.

3/14/20 - First case of community spread in Utah and Summit County announced. An employee at the Spur Bar and Grill

3/14/20 - Deer Valley Remains Open During COVID-19 Crisis

3/14/20 Vail Resorts Keep North American Resorts Open During COVID-19 Crisis

3/13/20 Park City Municipal Closes Non-Essential Facilities

3/13/20 - Heber City Releases Statement Regarding COVID-19

3/13/20- Utah Governor Announces All Schools In Utah Will Be Dismissed For Two Weeks Starting 3/16 

3/13/20 - Summit County Council Member Says They're Bracing For COVID-19 Impacts

3/13/20 - Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Closes All Facilities To The Public

3/13/20 -  White Pine Touring cancels all  Locals Appreciation Day group activities at the Nordic Center on Sunday.

3/13/20 - Wasatch County Health Department States Support Of Governor's COVID-19 Prevention Measures

3/13/20 - Park City Municipal Responds To COVID-19 Outbreak

3/13/20 - Summit County Health Department Announces 3rd And 4th Cases Of COVID-19 In The County

3/13/20 - Governor's COVID-19 Task Force Says Testing Will Increase

3/13/20 - Summit County Health Department Website Crashes

3/12/20 - Wasatch County Council Hears Update On Emergency Protocols

3/12/20 - Summit County Declares Local Emergency

Credit summitcounty.org

3/12/20 - Park City Chamber/Bureau Keeping Tabs On COVID-19's Impacts To Business

3/12/20 - Schools Plan For Closure

3/12/20 - Performances Cancelled As Utah Officials Announce Restrictions On Public Gatherings

3/12/20 - Out-Of-State Visitor Has Been Confirmed To Have The Second Case Of COVID-19 In Summit County

3/12/20 - Wasatch County Health Department Director Briefs County Council On COVID-19 Prep

3/12/20 - PCMR Open Houses Postponed Due to COVID-19 Precautions

3/11/20 - Coronavirus Identified In Summit County Resident; Health Department Provides Guidance

3/11/20 - Summit County Man Has Third Confirmed Case of COVID-19 In Utah

3/11/20 - Summit County Manager Fisher On County And COVID-19 Concerns

3/11/20 - Park City Helps Carry Vail Through Tough 2nd Quarter, Company Bracing For COVID-19 Impacts

3/10/20 - IHC Limits Hospital Visitation In Response To COVID-19 Outbreak

3/4/20 - Summit County Health Department Reviews The Facts On Coronavirus Outbreak

3/4/20 - State Forms Task Force To Address Coronavirus In Utah