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Money for Utah teacher bonuses headed to districts by June

Teachers who took on extra work during the omicron surge will soon be getting a thank you in their paychecks
1 month ago
Benedict Cumberbatch appears as Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange in the Multiv...
Frank Pallotta, CNN Business

‘Dr. Strange’ is a big test for how theaters will fare this summer

Tickets just went on sale for the May 6 opening, and the Marvel film may act as a bellwether of moviegoers' demand for big-screen entertainment when the world looks much like it did before everything shut down in March 2020.
2 months ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Navajo Nation transitions to ‘yellow’ COVID-19 status, mask mandates still in place

The Navajo Department of Health moved the Navajo Nation into the “yellow” pandemic status because of consistent low COVID-19 case numbers.
2 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks during an event to mark the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act in t...
RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

Biden orders push on long COVID, pandemic’s shadowy mystery

President Joe Biden is ordering a new national research push on long COVID, while also directing federal agencies to support patients dealing with the mysterious and debilitating condition.
2 months ago
The Utah Department of Health is testing wastewater treatment plants for signs of COVID-19 in the c...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Wastewater surveillance shows COVID-19 increasing in parts of Utah

In this new “steady state” phase of COVID-19 in Utah, surveillance of the virus in our wastewater has become an even more important tool.
2 months ago
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hea...
ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Democratic, GOP Senate bargainers reach $10B COVID agreement

Senate bargainers have reached agreement on a slimmed-down $10 billion package for countering COVID-19, the top Democratic and Republican negotiators said Monday, but the measure has dropped all funding to help nations abroad combat the pandemic.
2 months ago
A lab technician tests wastewater samples from around the United States in Cambridge, Massachusetts...
Deidre McPhillips, CNN

Wastewater monitoring for COVID-19 is picking up steam across the US

Interest in using wastewater surveillance to monitor COVID-19 continues to grow in the United States, as the values of the early detection tool come into clearer focus.
2 months ago
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KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press

Man in Germany gets 90 COVID-19 shots to sell forged passes

A 60-year-old man allegedly had himself vaccinated against COVID-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell forged vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers to people not wanting to get vaccinated themselves.
2 months ago
In Clearfield, Cornerstone Academy is aiming to equip kids through a “focus room.” (KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Dedicated spaces help children fight emotional and developmental blocks

Kids are fighting social, emotional, and developmental monsters like never before. The pandemic has changed routines, and, as a result, interrupted social, emotional and personal development for many.
2 months ago
President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers remarks on the jobs report for the month of March from ...
COLLEEN LONG and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

COVID-19 asylum limits at US-Mexico border to end May 23

The CDC says it's ending a policy that limited asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
2 months ago
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 30: COVID-19 at-home rapid test kits are given away during a drive-th...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah reports 140 COVID cases, 1 additional death in final daily report

In the final daily report of COVID-19 numbers, the Utah Department of Health on Thursday said 140 Utahns have tested positive for the virus since yesterday.
2 months ago
University of Utah hosteda "clap out" ceremony Wednesday as military medical personnel from the Nav...
Morgan Wolfe, Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Navy medical team wraps up mission at University of Utah Hospital

University Hospital hosted a “clap out” ceremony Wednesday as a team of Navy medics left the hospital following a 30-day deployment.
2 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah moves into ‘steady state’ of pandemic, many testing options are going away

Several major changes are coming for COVID-19 testing in Utah starting Friday, April 1. 
2 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah reports 133 new COVID cases, 3 additional deaths

The Utah Department of Health on Wednesday said three more Utahns have died due to COVID-19 while 133 residents have tested positive for the virus since yesterday.
2 months ago
People wear face coverings while riding a Los Angeles Metro Rail train on December 15, 2021 in Los ...
CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press

Florida, other states challenge CDC transit mask rule

Florida and 20 other states have sued to halt the federal government's pandemic requirement that people wear masks on planes, trains and other public transport.
2 months ago
FILE: An employee at Spectrum Solutions assembles COVID-19 saliva test kits on September 21, 2020 i...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah reports under 100 COVID cases, 5 additional deaths

The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday said five more Utahns have lost their lives due to COVID-19 while 98 residents tested positive for the virus since yesterday.
2 months ago
FILE: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 (left) and Moderna COVID-19 (right) vaccines are seen at a vaccinati...
LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE, Associated Press

FDA OKs another Pfizer, Moderna COVID booster for 50 and up

U.S. regulators are allowing people 50 and older to get another booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
2 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah moves forward in ‘steady state response’ to COVID-19, closing test sites

Starting Friday April 1, many testing sites run by the Utah Department of Health will close permanently.
2 months ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Utah mule deer tests positive for COVID-19

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources confirmed the state’s first positive test for COVID-19 in a mule deer.
2 months ago
FILE: Utah National Guard soldier Ebbin Wyatt administers a COVID-19 test to Nick Bradley at the Ut...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah reports 255 COVID cases, 4 deaths over weekend

The Utah Department of Health on Monday said four more Utahns have lost their lives due to COVID-19 while 255 residents tested positive for the virus over the weekend.
2 months ago
A health worker gives a nucleic acid test to detect COVID-19 to a woman as others wait in line at a...
The Associated Press

Shanghai starts China’s biggest COVID-19 lockdown in 2 years

China has begun its most extensive lockdown in two years to conduct mass testing and control a growing outbreak in Shanghai.
2 months ago
A health worker wears a  protective suit as he disinfects the area near a nucleic acid testing site...
The Associated Press

Much of Shanghai locked down as mass COVID-19 testing begins

China began locking down most of its largest city of Shanghai on Monday as part of its strict COVID-19 strategy, amid questions over the policy’s economic toll.
2 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah adds 22 COVID deaths as Dept. of Health continues clearing backlog

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health on Friday said 22 more Utahns have lost their lives due to COVID-19 while 131 residents have tested positive for the virus since yesterday. UDOH said 17 of the 22 deaths reported Friday occurred more than a month ago. “The deaths reported today represent deaths that […]
2 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah adds 37 COVID deaths as Dept. of Health clears backlog

The Utah Department of Health on Thursday said 37 more Utahns have lost their lives due to COVID-19 while 152 residents have tested positive for the virus since yesterday.
2 months ago
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