What You Missed Overnight: Rallies Against Stay-Home Directive, Federal Program Money, And More

Apr 17, 2020, 6:40 AM
Protestors hold a rally in support of reopening businesses in St. George. (KSL TV)...
Protestors hold a rally in support of reopening businesses in St. George. (KSL TV)

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

The Utah National Guard is tackling critical COVID-19 projects

As emergency needs from the coronavirus pandemic arise, soldiers and airmen with the Utah National Guard have stepped up, tackling critical COVID-19 projects from helping to trace patients with the virus, to making masks. Read more here.

Federal programs are running dry

With President Trump’s plan to reopen states in place, thousands more filing for unemployment, and a federal program that just ran out of money for small businesses, there is growing urgency to reopen Utah’s economy. Read more here.

Utah businesses owners are protesting the state’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive

A rally in support of opening business and the economy back up in the Beehive State has been scheduled for the weekend. Read more here.

The Navajo Nation has reported more deaths and cases

The Navajo Nation reported 3 more coronavirus-related deaths and 121 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 1,042. Read more here.

Social distancing is helping to save lives

Utahns have been social distancing for a while now, and new data suggests the time people have spent apart from one another is paying off. Experts said it’s not only protecting the general public, but especially those with compromised immune system – like this 9-month-old baby. Read more here.

Scammers are trying to take your stimulus money

A South Jordan woman was told there was a problem with her stimulus payment. After becoming suspicious, she called KSL, and consumer investigator Matt Gephardt got on the case. Read more here.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories


FILE PHOTO (Photo by Jacob King - WPA Pool/Getty Images)...
MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Moderna COVID-19 shots now an option for older kids in US

There is now a second COVID-19 option for kids ages 6 to 17 in the U.S.
6 days ago
Pfizer says it's COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in kids 12 to 15. (Justin Tallis-Pool/Getty Ima...
Jen Christensen, CNN

What are the COVID-19 vaccine side effects in young kids? Experts seek to ease parents’ concerns

Experts look at what side effects to expect from the COVID vaccine for children six months and older.
8 days ago
The Nurse Crisis and Patent Risk....
Debbie Worthen

Utah registered nurses are leaving the field, creating the ‘perfect storm’

"Without nurses, we can't have hospitals." Utah nurses are overworked and underpaid. Some say it's put people at risk.
9 days ago
Four-year-old Viola Fairfax-Panza Getting her COVID-19 vaccination, held by her mother Keke Fairfax...
Jed Boal

Salt Lake Co. distributes COVID vaccines for children 6-months and older

Salt Lake County begins COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months and older.
9 days ago
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about Covid-19 vaccines for children, in the Roosevelt Room of the ...
ZEKE MILLER and JOSH BOAK, Associated Press

Biden visits clinic, celebrates COVID shots for kids under 5

President Joe Biden is celebrating that virtually all Americans can now get a COVID-19 shot after the authorization of vaccines for kids under 5 over the weekend.
9 days ago
FILE (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)...

US opens COVID vaccine to little kids; shots begin this week

The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The shots will become available this week, expanding the nation’s vaccination campaign to children as young as 6 months.
11 days ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
What You Missed Overnight: Rallies Against Stay-Home Directive, Federal Program Money, And More