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Cities sanitizing playgrounds as most of Utah moves to ‘low risk’

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted May 21st - 8:51am

With many playgrounds reopening as most of Utah moves to the yellow or low-risk phase, cities are having to decide how to keep them safe for the public.

Nebo schools celebrate Class of 2020 with 'very unique, definitely memorable' graduation

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th - 10:01pm

Across Nebo School District, commencement exercises got underway Wednesday, with social distancing, masked teachers and faculty, and processionals involving cars and full families for each graduate of the Class of 2020.

Kids with suspected COVID-related syndrome need immediate attention, doctors say

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted May 20th - 6:46am

Kids who may have multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, a troubling complication of COVID-19 infection, need immediate attention and will probably need to be hospitalized, doctors said Tuesday.

Study: Minority students in Salt Lake County schools breathe dirtier air

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 19th - 7:45pm

How clean is the air your children are breathing? It depends on what school they go to, according to a new study by the University of Utah.

Moms and missionaries: 3 tools to smooth the transition to an early return

Connie Sokol, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 18th - 8:30pm

With missionaries unexpectedly returning, and to strange conditions dealt us by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's a tough situation. Here are some specific tools mothers can use to help these bright young adults use this situation to learn pivotal life skills.

Privacy groups: TikTok app violating children’s privacy

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 4:29pm

Privacy watchdogs say that the popular TikTok video app is violating a children’s privacy law and putting kids at risk.

Coach Kim: Do you feel safe in your relationships?

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 18th - 7:01am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares insights on creating more safety with other people.

Granger High graduate succeeds against backdrop of father’s deportation

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 17th - 8:18pm

Granger High School faculty formed an applause tunnel to celebrate 2020 graduating class.

A mom is recreating popular children's book covers to help explain the pandemic to kids

Alicia Lee, CNN  |  Posted May 16th - 7:11pm

Explaining the pandemic to kids isn't easy. So one mom set out to help.

Arianne Brown: The return to team athletics gives me hope

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 15th - 1:45pm

When Utah’s governor announced that youth athletic teams would be clear to practice, my whole family rejoiced. The return to team athletics gives me hope for the future.

The COVID impact: How your child’s school may look different this fall

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV and Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted May 15th - 8:02am

While most Utah parents are still focused on distance learning right now, educators are already looking to fall.

After star-studded California weekend, 5-year-old Utah driver back home — and grounded indefinitely

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted May 14th - 9:08pm

The sister of a young Ogden boy caught driving on the freeway, intent on buying a Lamborghini, says that despite the whirlwind of attention, it was a traumatic event for the family that they hope no one else goes through.

'Parents can give themselves a little break': BYU study shows 90% of gamers don't develop gaming addiction

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13th - 7:52pm

A six-year project, the longest ever done on video game addiction according to BYU, found that about 90% of gamers don’t have harmful playing habits.

Trampolines, bikes in short supply due to 'stay-at-home' directive

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted May 13th - 9:33am

Canceled vacations and more time at home have led to the high demand for "fun" items – like trampolines and bicycles – to the point that some have been sold out.

CDC will alert doctors to look out for syndrome in children that could be related to coronavirus

Christina Maxouris and Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted May 13th - 6:48am

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preparing to release an alert warning doctors to be on the lookout for a dangerous inflammatory syndrome in children that could be linked to coronavirus infection, a CDC spokesman told CNN Tuesday.

'A pretty scary thing': Children's illness tied to coronavirus worries in New York

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 12th - 7:45pm

New York is now investigating about 100 cases of a mysterious inflammatory syndrome thought to be related to the coronavirus, which affects blood vessels and organs and has symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock.

Childhood vaccinations plunge since COVID-19 pandemic started, CDC says

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted May 11th - 7:23pm

Childhood vaccinations have plunged since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading through the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Have You Seen This? Toddler is all of us after 2 months indoors

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11th - 3:33pm

Two months into living by the coronavirus rules and restrictions, and it’s time for a jailbreak. This little guy commits one perfectly.

Children with autism, parents face unique challenges during pandemic

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 10th - 8:08pm

New CDC data says 1 in 54 children in U.S. has some form of autism, a nearly 10% increase since 2014.