Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

Utah reported another 1,575 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

 

Summit County reported 23 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 1,403 since the start of the pandemic. Last week the county had its highest daily case count since March when the health department reported 29 new cases in one day. 

Wasatch County saw 20 new cases, they’ve had 1,144 cases since March. Earlier this week the county reported 25 new cases in one day, which is the most daily cases seen in Wasatch.  

  Earlier this week Wasatch County saw it’s highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

 

 

 

On Sunday, Wasatch County reported 25 new COVID-19 cases, breaking the previous record of 21 new cases earlier this month. Tuesday, the county’s health district reported another 16 new cases. 

Summit County saw 19 new cases Tuesday. Last week they reported 29 new cases in one day, which is the county's second highest number of new daily cases.  

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

Utah Governor Gary Herbert addressed Utah’s Latinx community today on Tuesday to give an update on the state’s COVID-19 response and the new statewide health guidance levels.

 

According to the most recent data, the Latinx community makes up just over 14% of Utah’s population but currently accounts for 28.5% of total COVID-19 cases. Pacific Islanders have been the hardest hit demographic, making up 1.6% of the population and 3.3% of positive cases.

 

Utah saw another 1,201 new COVID-19 cases Monday. Summit County saw 27 new COVID-19 cases. And Wasatch County saw 23. 

 

There were no new deaths reported in Summit or Wasatch counties. But the state reported another two deaths — bringing the total to 574 since the start of the pandemic. 

The rolling 7-day average for new cases is 1,494. The average percent of positive test results in the last week is 17%.  

There are currently 299 people in the hospital. And 69% of all ICU beds are in use. 

With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise, Summit County is now in the high transmission level based on the state’s new ranking system -  joining Wasatch County which has been in the high level since last week. This announcement comes after Utah set a new record of 1,543 COVID-19 cases being reported for a single day. 

There are now 21 counties in the high transmission level of Utah’s COVID-19 response plan. That’s up from just six last week. 

Wasatch County November 3 Election Information: Ballots Mailed: October 13-October 27. If you did not receive your ballot, contact the Wasatch County Clerk at (435) 657-3190 or cgriffiths@wasatch.utah.gov. Mail-in voting: Postmark on or before November 2, 2020.  Dropbox: Inside County Clerk's Office or Curbside 24 hours per day until 8:00pm on Election Day in the North parking lot outside County Clerk's office, 25 N Main in Heber City.

The Heber City Council met on Tuesday to discuss ongoing projects. 

The council received a presentation on the North Village Overlay Zone project which is in the early planning stages. The project would include mixed use of residential and commercial development. But the council has to factor in things like affordable housing and density issues. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 05:42) Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 20:27) Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis gives a recap of the County Council Agenda.

( 38:36) Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher has an update on youth sports.

Wasatch County

Representatives from Midway, Heber and Wasatch County participated in an interlocal meeting to receive updates on about a dozen agenda topics that impact the Heber Valley and surrounding areas.

The 230-mile Wasatch Loop Trail, when complete, will circumnavigate the Wasatch Mountain Range from Ogden to Provo. The $15 million Provo River Parkway section is a part of the trails project. Wasatch County Council Member Kendall Crittenden says the section of trail along the Provo River in Wasatch County is coming close to design completion.

Heber Valley Tourism

The Wasatch Community Foundation has been helping residents of the Heber Valley for nearly 20 years.    Like many other non-profits, they’ve been challenged by the pandemic.  

The chairman of the Wasatch Foundation, Tom Fowler, said the organization was created in the early 2000’s.

He said their activities are centered on five pillars—health, education, recreation, arts and human services.       

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  Businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Wasatch County can now apply for financial help.

 

 

The applications for The Wasatch County CARES Business Grant Program opened this week. 

 

The program will offer grants to businesses in the county that have reported at least a $5,000 financial loss or at least a 15% loss in profit from March 1 to May 31, 2020. Businesses that apply must already be open or have a reopening plan. 

 

Wasatch County Seal

The Wasatch County Council work session on Wednesday included a COVID-19 update. The county public health director had some words of caution about recent spikes statewide and the continuation of a high death rate in the county.

The Heber City Council voted to approve a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Mill Road and Center Street on Tuesday night. 

 

Heber City Police Chief Dave Booth said since the start of this year there have been four reported accidents at the intersection. He said the most recent accident happened in July when a car rolled over. During the city council meeting Tuesday night he said the intersection can get busy with all the traffic.

Wasatch County

 

The Wasatch County council meets in regular session on Wednesday and will discuss a possible late rezone application for the Indian Ridges Project.

 

The Benlock Ranch is asking Wasatch County Council for a modification to street cross section requirements. They want the council to authorize a sidewalk on just one side of the street where the existing requirement is to have sidewalks on both sides. 

 

Heber City

 

The Heber City Council discussed the Old Mill development proposal for a third time in work session on Tuesday. It's located off US 40 south of 1200 south near the Wastch County Justice Court. Council is not comfortable with the zone change request, saying it’s not the right place for high-density residential development.

 

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