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

Credit Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

KPCW's COVID-19 news coverage for Summit County and Wasatch County, Utah. 

You can also visit the Utah Department of HealthU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization websites for additional information. 

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 Last week Utah approved half of the 1,000 applications they received for small business loans.

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 There’s an anonymous prankster who has taken social distancing and germ management to our public art displays around town.

By week four in the time of COVID-19, we’re all used to staying close to home, avoiding public places and using the direction of the county health department to venture out of our sanitized shelters. Someone, an art lover of sorts, has taken the initiative to give our public art a little coronavirus germ protection as well.

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

 

With more of us at home and driving less, Allstate Insurance has announced a Shelter-in-Place Payback of more than $600 million with paybacks occurring during the months of April and May for our auto insurance customers. Steve Robertson recently took over the Allstate Office on Main Street and joins Mountain Money this morning to talk about the paybacks as well as other insurance topics to look into at this time.

Flight Boutique is a locally owned women’s clothing shop on Main Street.  Locals Blaire Isleib opened Flight in 2009, with co-owner Kristin Doyon.  Flight talks with Mountain Money about adjusting operations with innovative ideas to continue serving customers during this health emergency.

The Importance of Medical Directives

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Tim Beppler with Long, Reimer, Winegar and joined Mountain Money to talk about the importance of having a medical directive, especially during this current health emergency.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation CEO Colin Hilton talks about how the Olympic venues, as well as the teams that rely on these training venues, are dealing with the shut down due to COVID-19. Rob Harter, Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City has an update about the services his organization is offering during the COVID-19 crisis and Park City Education Foundation Ex. Director Abby McNulty talks about the Express Grant Fund and how it's benefitting students and teachers as schools are closed and learning is happening remotely.

KPCW's Consolidated coverage of Coronavirus - COVID-19 for Summit County and Wasatch County Utah with rendering of virus from the CDC
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Summit County Council Chairman Doug Clyde says that the coronavirus outbreak is one of the most severe emergencies he’s had to face, in his public or private career.

Clyde talked to KPCW about the day-to-day work of the Council; their efforts to assess the impacts on the county budget; and whether the resort industry can bounce back from the crisis.

Clyde told KPCW that the Council is holding closed-door sessions virtually every weekday to monitor the COVID-19 situation.         

ARUP Laboratories

ARUP Laboratories  reports it began COVID-19 antibody testing this week for the University of Utah and the Intermountain Healthcare system. But getting the test could take some time.

CDC

  The Utah Department of Health updated its newest COVID-19 numbers. There are 2,303 confirmed cases statewide, up 97 from Saturday.

Summit County has 304 cases, an increase of four from Saturday and 25 patients remain hospitalized.

Wasatch County has 103 confirmed cases, up five from Saturday. Five remain hosptialized. 

UDOH says 44,234 people have been tested to date.

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Intermountain Healthcare has created two COVID-19 Response Teams that will deploy to New York City this week. This is in response to hundreds of Intermountain clinicians expressing interesting in helping states facing major surges in COVID-10 cases and experiencing severe staffing shortages.

Intermountain has partnered with two hospitals, both located in the New York City area.

UDOH

The Utah Department of Health updated its newest COVID-19 numbers. There are 2,206 confirmed cases statewide, up 104 from Friday.

Summit County has 300 cases, an increase of four from Friday and 25 patients have been hospitalized.

Wasatch County has 98 confirmed cases, up two from Friday. Five have been hosptialized. Wasatch County reported its first death related to COVID-19 on Friday, a male in his 60s. 

UDOH says 42,546 people have been tested to date.

Wasatch County Health Department

Officials at the Wasatch County Health Department report the first death of a county resident from COVID-19. The patient, a male in his 60’s with other underlying health issues, passed away in a Salt Lake area hospital after combating the virus for 9 days.  

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As part of an order from the Governor those traveling into Utah both through the Salt Lake City Airport and by nine roadways will be asked to fill out a voluntary form about their possible exposure to COVID-19. 

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

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