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COVID-19 Updates

KCPW is providing regular updates of the rapidly changing news on the novel coronavirus and its local impact. Check back here for the number of cases, closures, advice, updates, and more.

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Hear about this week’s top Utah stories on Behind the Headlines

With Utah reporting 1,837 new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reaching a new record high Thursday, Gov. Gary Herbert declared that “the time for talk is over — it’s time foraction.” But that action isn’t coming from the Utah Capitol. Herbert said local governments will have to decide whether to enforce the mask orders and gathering […]

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Stop the presses. Utah’s two oldest and largest newspapers to print once a week

“Stop the presses” is a phrase from the heyday of newspaper journalism that referred to a temporary pause on printing for a big, breaking story. The phrase is taking on a more permanent meaning this week after Utah’s two oldest and largest daily newspapers announced they’ll move to a weekly format in 2021. And the printing […]

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Record high COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and election day 2020

Both Sides of the Aisle — Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Emily Hase, Chair of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party. They discuss Sen. McCay’s experience with COVID-19,  the rising number of coronavirus cases in every state in the nation, the Trump administration […]

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Record high COVID-19 hospitalizations, the governor’s emergency powers, and the AG and 2nd District debates

Gov. Gary Herbert warned that as the state experiences record-high coronavirus hospitalizations and case counts continue to climb, the health care system is at or near capacity. “It should cause us all alarm,” Herbert said, warning that “our hospitals are starting to fill up.” The Utah Department of Health reported 1,543 new coronavirus cases on […]

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