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Summit County Health Department

Meeting in a special session on Monday, the Summit County Council unanimously voted to extend a Local Public Health Emergency Order that was first set on August 21st.    

The emergency order was issued last month by County Health Director Phil Bondurant and County Manager Tom Fisher.

It gives the county the general authority to issue mandates when they are considered timely and necessary.

Cada Domingo - Cristina Diaz de León - 09-05-21

Sep 6, 2021

Rancho Markets in Salt Lake City continues with their highly successful COVID-19 vaccination fairs. Cristina Diaz de León, COVID-19 Community Organizer with the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs joins us to talk about the continuing challenges in vaccinating the public, the accessibility to minority communities, and the importance of getting vaccinated if you are able to.

Wasatch County

Wasatch County saw its 25th COVID-19 death since the start of the pandemic today today. 

Friday's Wasatch County death was identified as a woman between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at the time of her death. Five other statewide deaths were included in Friday’s report from the Utah Department of Health, bringing the statewide death toll to 2,658.

To date, Summit County has seen 16 COVID-19 fatalities.

KPCW News

It wasn’t on their agenda, but the Summit County Council Wednesday heard a debate about whether the county should push for a mask mandate in the local schools.

The vast majority of speakers from the community favored the mandate.   But the county advised them that decision is made at the state level.   

An audience of over 60 people showed up for the Council’s public comment period.    Twenty-eight people spoke and supported a mask mandate by nearly a 6 to 1 margin.

The Latest Developments on COVID and Staying Safe in the Workplace

Jul 29, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, your hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek bring you Josh Fischman, Senior Editor at Scientific American.

Fischman comes on to discuss recent developments on the CDC’s reversal of having vaccinated people wear masks indoors.

These changes of course coming because of the new Delta variant creating a spike in COVID cases.

Also, Fischman reports on why people are still refusing to get vaccinated: noting that a lot of people still don’t think COVID is a serious disease.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 03:10) Sean Higgins reports on The Historic Park City Alliance narrowly voting against supporting a city hall proposal to raise parking rates at the popular China Bridge parking garage.

( 05:32) Park City Fire District Chief Paul Hewitt passed away Friday from injuries suffered in an accident during a family vacation.

( 07:13) Wasatch County Health Department Director Jonelle Fitzgerald updates us on COVID spikes and children's vaccines.

( 21:02 ) Heidi Goedhart with UDOT speaks on Active Transportation Plans on State Routes.

( 36:28) Ex. Director of the Park City Extreme Soccer Club Shelly Gillwald has details about the upcoming tournament that starts on Thursday.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:34) Retired Ex. Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, Scott Loomis, has a park named in his honor.

( 05:18) Park City Municipal Project Manager of the proposed Toxic Soils Repository Jonathan Weidenhamer has details about tomorrow's community outreach panel.

( 23:37) Voices For Utah Children Ex. Director Moe Hickey and Kids Count Data Analyst Martin Munoz talk about the recent release of a Casey Foundation study showing drastic negative impacts COVID has caused for the welfare and well-being of children in Utah.

( 39:23) Hideout Town annexation ruling due today was rescheduled until tomorrow at 4:30pm. 

( 40:13) Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Dana Jones has a monthly update including plans for getting trail users to the trailheads without their cars.


On today's Local News Hour

( 03:59) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 21:25) Ben Anderson has details about this year's Song Summit.

( 37:06) Ex. Director Children's Justice Center of Summit County Ted Walker has an update on the new Justice Center.

( 46:58 ) Rick Brough reports on the latest COVID numbers from the Summit County Board of Health Department meeting Monday.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:50) Rick Brough's update on Summit County Health Departments good news on drop in COVID numbers.

( 06:07) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 17:53) Carolyn Murray's story on the restrictions caused by the Covid pandemic shining a light on mental health challenges facing many young children across Utah.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:09) Mask mandate addressed in last nights Summit County Council meeting as Rick Brough reports.

( 04:56) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 22:00) Amy Hunt Chief Academic Officer of the PCSD talks about the achievement gap and how the funds coming from the American Rescue Plan will help address kids who need extra support getting caught up since COVID.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 05:35) Sean Higgins with an update on the  In-Person City Council Meetings in Park City Tentatively Returning in May.

(07:44) Myles Rademan with Leadership Park City talking about this year's Community Leadership Lecture.

( 21:46) US Ski and Snowboard Association's weekly update.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Drew Hardesty has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 07:21) Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson recaps Wednesday's meeting and Deputy County Health Director Phil Bodurant has the latest on the Covid vaccine process.

( 26:25) Vice President of Development for PEG, Robert Schmidt and Planning Consultant Stan Kozlowski expand on last night's Park City Planning Commission meeting and the status of the development proposal for the base of Park City Mountain Resort.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Charlie Sturgis with this weeks Mountain Trails Report

( 11:38) Snyderville Basin Recreation Open Space Management Supervisor Jessica Kirby and Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Public Information Officer Jason Curry have an update on the forest restoration project taking place in Summit Park.

( 23:11) Park City Economic Development Manager Jenny Diersen has details on the Call to Artists: Imagine Park City Original Art for Bonanza District

courtesy Summit County Fair / Facebook page

Following a meeting of the Summit County Fair Board last week, the County has announced they’ve cancelled events for this year’s Fair.   There are just a couple of exceptions.

A press release from the county on June 11th said the cancellations are due to the economic and health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cancellations include the PRCA Rodeo and Rodeo Queen Contest, the Demolition Derby, Parade, Carnival, the Little Buckaroo Rodeo and Princess Contest, the Tour de Sunrise, and Exhibits for Poultry, Rabbits and Home Arts.

Summit County

Businesses around Park City and Summit County are in a re-opening phase.

But in the meantime, many residents are wondering what happens to mass gatherings or events in the next five or six months.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher says, bottom line, they won’t happen.    Or if they do, you will see something very different.  

Fisher told KPCW that the county’s objective over the past two months has been to lessen the spread of the virus.   To do that, they’ve taken some major steps.