Rich Bullough

The Summit County Board of Health heard Monday that local COVID-19 rates continue to improve with county now considered a “low transmission zone,” although health officials still urge unvaccinated citizens to get their shots.

 

Health Director Rich Bullough said he was pleased that the county has had zero reported cases in the last several days and only seven over the past two weeks, compared to the January peak of 435 14-day cases.

 

Summit County has recorded 165 hospitalizations and 13 deaths during the pandemic.

On today's Local News Hour:

(04:23) -  Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer has an update on fire restrictions that go into effect June 16th.  

(13:57) - Leisure Learning Coordinator Jane Toly has a preview of classes being offered for local youth this summer. 

(25:43) South Summit Trails Foundation Board Member Corey Dutton has details about the new trail built in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

(36:28) - Summit County Health Department Monthly Update with Health Deptartment Director Rich Bullough.


Summit County’s Health Director says the continued good news on local COVID-19 case rates means that the vaccines are effective, and that locals who are still not vaccinated need to get their shots.

 

Health Director Rich Bullough gave a brief update during a Conversation with Council held on Monday.

 

He said the state reported 148 cases on Sunday—a far cry, fortunately, from the time when Utah scored nearly 1,000 cases a day.

 

Tom Fisher

Earlier this week, the Summit County Board of Health voted to pick Dr. Phil Bondurant as the next County Health Director.  

County Manager Tom Fisher told us there are a number of reasons he’s going to ratify that choice.   

Fisher told KPCW the Board chose Dr. Bondurant for his experience, which included acting as the county’s Environmental Health Director and Deputy Health Director.        

“You have everything from experience with an emergency pandemic, to starting up sewer systems and dealing with wastewater.  And those are very unique skills.”

On today's Local News Hour:

(08:37) - Summit County Health Dept. Monthly Update with Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough.

(28:56) - Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of this week's city council meeting.

(42:31) - Chair of the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission, Thomas Cooke, recaps the Commission's recent meeting.


Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough announced his retirement to the Summit County Board of Health Monday and will be officially stepping down in August.

 

Bullough has led the Summit County Health Department as Director since 2010 and told the board on Monday night that although he already had plans to retire -- twice -- prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he could not in good conscience step away before guiding the county through the crisis.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

(02:52) - KPCW's Jessica Lowell has Tuesday's State COVID-19 Update

(04:30) - KPCW's Carolyn Murray reports on Summit Land Conservancy announcement that it is partnering with the Ogden Valley Land Trust to protect a 1,080-acre property near Huntsville that was once home to a Catholic monastery. 

KPCW

With Utah’s mask mandate ending on April 10, the Summit County Council on Wednesday considered whether to extend a local, limited mask order beyond that date.

 

Following a recommendation from County Health Director Rich Bullough, the council decided against an extension. But, the councilors did talk about supporting local businesses that voluntarily continue requiring masks.

 

Bullough told councilors that COVID-19 case numbers have been decreasing in Summit County and across the country.

 

KPCW

It's been a year since COVID first arrived in Summit County. Officials put measures in place early and looking back, the head of the county’s health department feels good about having made the right moves to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 

Today on the Local News Hour:

(01:57) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report 

(07:03) - Wasatch County Representative Mike Kohler recaps the Legislative Session.

(23:33) -  Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of this week's city council meeting.

(37:49) - Summit County Health Department monthly update with Health Deptartment Director Rich Bullough. 

  

Summit County’s Health Director says the county is seeing some positive trends in the pandemic with the arrival of vaccines and a decline in cases. But Rich Bullough said citizens still need to be cautious.

Health Board Chairman Chris Cherniak noted that they were meeting almost a year to the day from the time the Board received its first briefing on a new virus the World Health Organization was calling Coronavirus Disease 2019.

The Summit County Board of Health heard Monday that there is continued good news, on a number of fronts, in getting vaccinations to the people.

 

County Health officials say they’re meeting their goals in serving the senior population. Vaccines are making their way into stores. And Health Director Rich Bullough says he thinks vaccination appointments will be available to the general population within the month.

 

Bullough told the Board of Health that he’s urging citizens to get vaccinated if they have the chance.

Summit County Health Department's Monthly Update with Health Deptartment Director Rich Bullough includes information on the continued roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

  

Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:36) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center

(06:45) - Park City Summit County Arts Council Executive Director Jocelyn Scudder shares details on the Winter Arts Showcase. 

(22:06) - Highland Flats Developer Adam Breen provides information about the 410 all rental development in Highland Estates.

(36:45) - Summit County Health Deptartment's monthly update with Health Department Director Rich Bullough.

  

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough says he’s very happy to see a decline in the county’s COVID-19 case numbers while its vaccine operation is moving to over-70 residents as its next priority.

Bullough told his Board of Health Monday they’re certainly not out of the woods yet, and residents still need to maintain safeguards.

 

The Board of Health met on Monday as the Health Department announced that the third case of the more-contagious “U.K. variant” of COVID-19 has appeared in Summit County.

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