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Blood donations screened for convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus patients

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 26th - 5:02pm

The American Red Cross is now collecting antibody-rich plasma from whole blood donations, likely enabling them to expand the program.

Another 1,017 coronavirus cases reported in Utah Saturday

Graham Dudley,  |  Updated Sep 26th - 1:03pm

After a record-setting Friday, the Utah Department of Health on Saturday reported an additional 1,017 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Alta High School event skirts social distancing, draws concern, outrage

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Updated Sep 25th - 10:46pm

Parents and administrators at Alta High School have been under fire for holding a cheer team party on campus without following social distancing measures.

Utah breaks single-day COVID-19 record again with 1,411 new cases, 4 deaths reported Friday

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Sep 25th - 1:51pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,411 from Thursday, with four more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Canyons District’s Draper Park Middle School to temporarily close, shift to online learning

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:13am

Following a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in the school community, Draper Park Middle School will close and shift to online learning for 14 days starting Tuesday.

US records over 7 million COVID-19 cases as Midwest outbreak surges

Anurag Maan and Roshan Abraham, Reuters  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:24am

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States topped 7 million — more than 20% of the world's total — as Midwest states reported spikes in COVID-19 infections in September, according to a Reuters tally.

Dixie State student claims online classes are 'sub par' in lawsuit against Utah System of Higher Education

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:11pm

A Dixie State University student has sued the Utah System of Higher Education claiming the online classes “are sub-par in practically every aspect.”

Salt Lake County mayor clarifies mask mandate as new case counts rise

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:26pm

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson issued an update to the county's original face covering mandate to include wearing masks at outdoor events. It comes as a new spike in case counts are emerging.

New jobless claims up over 6% in Utah, report says

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Updated Sep 24th - 5:58pm

The volume of claims for jobless benefits in the Beehive State rose by nearly 6.3% last week, a new report shows.

1,198 more COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported in Utah Thursday

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Sep 24th - 2:13pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,198 from Wednesday, marking a new single-day case record for the disease in the state, according to Gov. Gary Herbert.

Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:44pm

House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration.

US labor market slowing as fiscal stimulus fades

Lucia Mutikani, Reuters  |  Updated Sep 24th - 11:39am

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, supporting views the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was running out of steam amid diminishing government funding.

COVID-19: CDC chief says more than 90% of Americans remain susceptible

Christina Maxouris, CNN  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:33am

While nearly half of U.S. states now report a rise in new COVID-19 cases, a leading public health official announced the majority of Americans remain susceptible to the virus.

Utah mother fighting cancer, new COVID-19 diagnosis

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:48am

It has been a tough year for many of us, but for Tia Stokes, it’s been especially tough as the inspirational Utah mother fights cancer and takes on a new opponent in COVID-19.

Many teachers stressed, struggling 1 month into pandemic school year

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:31am

A month into the pandemic school year, many teachers have struggled, especially those juggling online and in-person classes. Yet they remain optimistic.

Utah State Prison in lockdown after possible COVID-19 transmission

Daedan Olander, KSL  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 9:35pm

The Utah State Prison in Draper and Central Utah Correctional Facility are in a 24-hour lockdown after a suspected transmission of COVID-19 among its general population.

Davis district to hold more in-person classes; other schools reduce face-to-face days

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 9:30pm

As numbers of COVID-19 cases tick up, schools along the Wasatch Front are implementing large-scale but temporary schedule changes intended to mitigate spread of the coronavirus.

Provo opted to move football game to Spanish Fork due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Nebo School District pushed back

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 9:15pm

Provo High wanted to welcome fans to its homecoming game this Friday.

Mother kicked off flight because toddler wouldn't wear mask wants policy change

Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:42pm

Rachel Starr Davis, a single mother of a 2-year-old, is urging the airline industry to revise their face mask policies after she was kicked off a flight because her son refused to wear a face covering.