In times like these, Utahns work together to help each other. Local businesses need that help now more than ever, and we can help. We can order food to go, purchase gift cards or other items off their websites. We’ve seen these businesses take extraordinary measures to keep Utahns safe. Now, let’s do what we can to help them through this difficult time.

Santa found a way to keep children and himself safe during a pandemic Christmas. (Mike Anderson, KS...

Keeping Santa Visits Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic and social distancing have made visiting with Santa difficult, but the creative people at Station Park found a way to keep Santa and visiting families safe.
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Senior Center Gets Creative In Bringing Cheer To Residents

One community in Elk Ridge is coming together to rally behind the seniors in an assisted living facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Charities Have Growing Need For Donations Amid Pandemic

Where there’s a need, there’s an opportunity to give and in a year without all of the usual drives and charity events, there were plenty of opportunities to help on Giving Tuesday.
Weber State University and Waldo are hosting a huge blood drive. (Mike Anderson, KSL TV)...

Record-Setting Weber State Blood Drive Underway

As the pandemic takes a toll on blood donations, Weber State University stepped in to motivate people to roll up their sleeves. Organizers believe it could become the largest blood donation event in Utah in the past decade.
Heather Smith Tanana chose to honor her ancestors by creating pieces for those who have donated to ...

Group Gives Back To Those Who Helped Native Americans During Pandemic

On Native American Heritage Day, several Utahns were honoring their heritage and helping preserve it by giving back to those who have helped Utah's reservations during the pandemic.
Intermountain Healthcare officials warned regardless of holiday precautions, the COVID-19 surge wil...

Doctor: Thanksgiving Might Be A ‘Superspreader Event’

As COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations keep climbing, infectious disease doctors fear Thanksgiving could be a superspreader event.
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Farmers Feeding Utah Hosts ‘Cops And Crops’ Event To Feed Ogden Area Families

Farmers and law enforcement are working together to feed approximately 1,000 families in Weber County. This is the sixth donation event from Farmers Feeding Utah - a charity that came out of the pandemic. 
Art for Hope project in Salt Lake City. (KSL-TV)...

Art For Hope Projects Bring Calming Message To SLC

The ongoing pandemic and civil unrest left many feeling emotionally unsettled, and the Redevelopment Agency of SLC decided to do something to inspire hope.
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Huntsman Cancer Institute Says Care For Cancer Patients Could Be Delayed

Medical professionals at the Huntsman Cancer Institute are warning Utahns that cancer care may be delayed if the current surge in COVID-19 cases continues and ICU beds remain above capacity.
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ICU Nurse Goes Above & Beyond To Keep Elderly, COVID-19 Patient Connected To Family

With Utah’s ICU beds nearly 88% filled, there is a definite strain on health care workers staffing these units, but it is not stopping them from going above and beyond for their patients.
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BYU Tests 8,000 Students For COVID-19 Ahead Of Thanksgiving Break

Volunteers from the nursing school at Brigham Young University have testing 8,000 students for COVID-19 before they head home for Thanksgiving. It is a huge effort that they pulled together with very short notice.
Grover Wilhelmsen plays his violin while intubated with COVID-19 at McKay-Dee Hospital (Photo used ...

Utah Man Plays Violin For ICU While Intubated With COVID-19

In the middle of McKay-Dee Hospital’s hectic Intensive Care Unit, intubated COVID-19 patient Grover Wilhelmsen played his violin for a suddenly growing crowd of nurses and doctors. 
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Utah Family Finds Festival Of Trees Inspiration In Daughter With Heart Condition

Despite the challenges surrounding COVID-19, the Festival of Trees in Salt Lake City is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a virtual event to raise funds for Intermountain Healthcare's Primary Children's Hospital.
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Utah Leaders Implore Everyone To Be ‘All In’ To Fight COVID-19

As Utah continues to see record-high numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, top community leaders came together Tuesday to urge everyone to go “all in” against the virus.
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Utah Lawmaker Who Tested Moderna Vaccine Reports COVID-19 Antibodies, Few Side Effects

A Utah lawmaker said he was among the 30,000 people who participated in the clinical trials for Moderna's vaccine and reported having a positive experience.
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‘Festival Of Trees’ Goes Virtual For 2020 Amid Pandemic

Despite the challenges surrounding coronavirus, the Festival of Trees in Salt Lake City is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a virtual event that will raise funds for Intermountain Healthcare's Primary Children's Hospital.
Vietnam Veteran Chris Eby received a hero's welcome when he returned home after fighting COVID-19 i...

Veteran Fighting COVID-19 Returns Home To Hero’s Welcome

A Vietnam Veteran received a hero's welcome, complete with parade and police escort, when he returned home after fighting COVID-19 in the hospital for seven weeks.
HHI shipping containers that have been converted into triage units. (KSL TV)...

Utah Company Making Containers That Convert Into Mini Triage Units

The current nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases has hospitals taking a closer look at a northern Utah company that turns shipping containers into mini triage units.
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New York Nurses In Utah To Help Intermountain Healthcare With COVID-19 Surge

As the rising number of COVID-19 patients pushes Utah hospitals to their capacity, Intermountain Healthcare workers are getting help from New York.
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Davis School District Offers Rapid Testing For Students, Staff

On the same day the Davis School District announced four more schools were forced into soft closures, the district also opened a rapid testing site for students and staff.
About a dozen members of the Utah National Guard operate a mobile COVID-19 testing site for the sta...

Utah National Guard Deployed For Critical COVID-19 Missions

The Utah National Guard has been helping health officials with several missions critical to the state's coronavirus efforts. They’ve been activated to assess the impact of the governor’s updated emergency order, but this deployment is very different than most others.
Governor-elect Spencer Cox and his running mate Lt. Governor-elect Diedre Henderson made a special ...

Utah Governor-Elect Spencer Cox Focuses On State Coronavirus Response

Utah Governor-elect Spencer Cox said he was focused on the COVID-19 surge as he announced members of his team to help him transition from Lieutenant Governor to Governor. He will be sworn into office on January 4.
Health officials worry some Halloween events may skirt COVID-19 guidelines. This "haunted field" is...

Health Departments Worry Some Halloween Events May Skirt COVID-19 Guidelines

Health officials across the state have urged people to stay safe and avoid large crowds this Halloween, even though there is concern that not everyone will follow those guidelines.
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Groups Pack 1,700 Kits For Students On Navajo Nation Affected By Pandemic

Students in the Navajo Nation now have much-needed school supplies thanks to more than 150 donors across the country.
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