COVID 19

On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:15 ) Feral Cat Program addresseed by Summit County Council last week as Rick Brough reports.

( 06:06) Ex. Director of Nuzzles and Co. Lindsay Ortega who talks about plans to implement a feral cat pilot program for Summit County.

( 21:40 ) Update on the free COVID 19 vaccine clinics set up by the Summit County Health Depatment.

( 23:25) Caroyln Murray's story about the PCHS senior class gift hitting a road block this year.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:29) Park City Local musician Wyatt Pike and an update on his having to drop out of "American Idol". 

( 01:49) Carolyn Murray's story about the Kati Fischer Teacher of the Year awards in Wasatch County. 

( 05:40) Summit County Council Member Glen Wright  recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 15:39) Park City Council Agenda updates for tonights regular meeting.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Wyatt Pike "Drops Out" of American Idol

( 01:27) Rick Brough's story on Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez's response to the ending of the Utah State mask mandate April 10th.

(04:46) Jessica Lowell's update on the latest Covid 19 numbers and new health order not extending the mask mandate. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:29)  Engineer Jeremy McAlister and Matt Brower Heber City Manager talk about the Heber Municipal Airport Master Plan presentation scheduled for Thursday, April 1st at 6 p.m.

( 16:26) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 32:02) Rick Brough's details about Summit County Council's meeting with First Congressional District Representative Blake David Moore.

( 35:12)  Back Country gate petition organizer Megan McKenna.

In this episode Cool Science Radio Tanya Lewis, an associate editor at Scientific American shares updates on how a COVID 19 vaccine is progressing. A new article published last week by the magazine, says not to expect a COVID 19 vaccine before the election, which seems obvious at this point. A vaccine made by Pfizer could seek emergency approval by the third week of November, but it likely won’t be available to the public until mid-to late 2021.  

CDC

Friday’s Coffee with the Summit County Council included a discussion about COVID-19 testing and the projections of how and when life would return to normal in Summit County.

Summit County Public Health Director Dr. Rich Bullough said the data on testing accuracy shows there are about 30% that show  false-negatives on people who have later been confirmed to have  COVID-19. He says the inaccuracy of the tests are universal and it’s a concern that communities don’t have real data to model healthcare needs as the virus spreads.

PCCF

In response to the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on mountain resort communities, Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz and his wife Elena Amsterdam are donating $2.5 million to employees and the towns where Vail operates. The Park City Community Foundation will receive $200,000 which will provide emergency assistance to those most in need.

CDC

On Friday, the Utah Department of Health press update covered a variety of issues related to COVID-19 and its progression in the state. The social distancing order remains in place until case counts peak in Utah.

Utah State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn says they’re encouraged that the COVID-19 trends in Utah are like other countries in that most cases are mild.

The Utah Department of Health released new numbers Monday afternoon about COVID-19 in the state.

There are 257 confirmed cases statewide, up from 181 Sunday. Summit County has 73, up from 50. Sixty-five are residents and eight are visitors. Wasatch County has 12 confirmed cases, up from eight the day before. Eleven of the Wasatch cases are residents and one is a visitor.  

Salt Lake County has 112 cases, up from 80 Sunday.  After Summit County, the county with the highest numbers is Davis County with 29 cases.