CORONAVIRUS

What You Missed Overnight: President’s Dire Warning, Help For Small Businesses, And More

Apr 1, 2020, 7:44 AM
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, participa...
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, participates in the daily coronavirus task force briefing in the Brady Briefing room at the White House on March 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. With the nationwide death toll rising due to the coronavirus, the United States has extended its social distancing practices through the end of April, while many states have issued stay-at-home orders that strongly discourage residents from leaving home unless absolutely necessary or essential. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Here are some of the important coronavirus stories you may have missed overnight.

President Trump says following coronavirus guidelines are a matter of life and death

President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.

Read more here.

There’s a program to help small businesses stay afloat

The Paycheck Protection Program was part of the recently-passed CARES Act, and it is providing about $350 billion for businesses that have fewer than 500 employees.

Read more here.

Harmons is giving away digital thermometers today

Select Harmons locations are giving away digital thermometers – one per family – from the drive-thru pharmacy windows.

Read more here.

Researchers at the University of Utah are studying mucus

Gross, but necessary! University of Utah biomedical engineers are working to identify the role mucus plays in spreading COVID-19 from person to person.

Read more here.

Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Utah State University

Two members of the Utah State University campus community have tested positive for COVID-19, according to university officials.

Read more here.

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University Health recommends getting omicron booster and flu shot now

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WHO: COVID end ‘in sight,’ deaths at lowest since March 2020

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What You Missed Overnight: President’s Dire Warning, Help For Small Businesses, And More