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.


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.


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.