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Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

Christopher Rugaber and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Updated May 28th - 10:53pm

The coronavirus crisis threw at least 2.1 million Americans out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, stoking fears Thursday that the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the U.S. economy.

Dozens of veterans, workers test positive for COVID-19 at state-owned nursing home

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 28th - 9:54pm

Over the past 10 days, 41 veteran residents and 17 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home on the campus of the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System.

Coronavirus updates: Utah reports 215 new cases; board discusses state, local input on school reopenings Staff  |  Updated May 28th - 8:52pm

Here are the latest coronavirus-related updates from Utah and around the world.

This Is How Deeply the Coronavirus Changed Our Behavior

Zoe Schneeweiss, Dan Murtaugh, and Bloomberg Economics  |  Posted May 28th - 6:13pm

Twenty graphics that show how fear transformed human activity in 2020.

Mitch McConnell stresses need to wear face masks in public

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Updated May 28th - 4:36pm

“There should be no stigma attached to wearing a mask," McConnell said. ... “So I think what we all need to do is say, ‘OK, I’m going to take responsibility not only for myself but for others.’”

Utah sees 2 new COVID-19 deaths and 215 new cases; largest single-day case increase since pandemic began

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated May 28th - 3:49pm

Gov. Herbert and state health officials discuss outbreaks among the Navajo Nation, at a Salt Lake veterans home, and how to help minority populations disproportionately impacted.

This is how deeply the coronavirus changed our behavior

Zoe Schneeweiss, Dan Murtaugh, and Bloomberg Economics  |  Posted May 28th - 10:35am

Twenty graphics that show how fear transformed human activity in 2020.

5K more Utahns file for unemployment benefits, down for 7th straight week

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated May 28th - 10:01am

Another 5,455 Utahns filed for unemployment insurance benefits last week.

Any cuts to state education budget 'will be devastating to Utah students,' UEA president warns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 7:22am

A 10% cut in state funding would mean the loss of 97 full-time positions at Salt Lake Community College, president says.

Poll: Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Lauran Neergaard and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Updated May 27th - 10:55pm

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed.

Factbox: Where states stand as U.S. reaches 100,000 coronavirus deaths

Peter Szekely, Reuters  |  Posted May 27th - 9:30pm

USU, SUU and UVU join University of Utah in return to in-person classes this fall, with modifications

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 27th - 8:30pm

Utah System of Higher Education guidelines say campus plans should include process to shut down operations in event of ‘serious outbreak’ or under order of the governor.

Coronavirus updates: Herbert issues order updating low-risk guidelines Staff  |  Updated May 27th - 8:20pm

Here are the latest coronavirus-related updates from Utah and around the world.

Davis County students cap off 'best 2½ years' with unique live-streamed commencement

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 27th - 5:15pm

Ninety-six percent of seniors graduated from the Davis School District Tuesday night. For the first time, and in large part due to the coronavirus pandemic, all 10 high schools streamed virtual commencement ceremonies on

US coronavirus deaths surpass 100K; experts say count is flawed, but close

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Updated May 27th - 4:38pm

The U.S. hit a tragic milestone Wednesday: 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. But is that number right?

Utah sees 86 new cases of COVID-19, 4 more deaths

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated May 27th - 1:34pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 86 from Tuesday with four new reported deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Italy says 96% of virus fatalities suffered from other illnesses

Tommaso Ebhardt and Marco Bertacche, Bloomberg  |  Posted May 27th - 11:00am

Utah mother worries her son with autism will struggle to catch up after pandemic

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted May 27th - 10:07am

An American Fork mom is worried that her 6-year-old son’s transition to homeschooling will leave him far, far behind the rest of the kids his age.

Business leaders say change to green could come in June

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted May 27th - 8:34am

Not even two weeks into the yellow “low-risk” level, a state official said Utah may be able to transition to the “new normal” level as early as June.