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Should I take a shower after each time I’m out in public?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened the urgency of consistent cleaning and sanitizing. Because of how rapid the virus has spread throughout the nation, health officials have urged the public to maintain social distancing to limit the number of individuals becoming infected with coronavirus. With well over 1,000 cases of coronavirus in Utah, many… Keep Reading

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Harmons giving away thermometers for good measure during coronavirus pandemic

Source: Deseret News  Pharmacy technician Jessica Greene gives away a digital thermometer to a customer at the Harmons in Midvale on Wednesday. Thermometers have been in short supply, and an anonymous donor provided 3,300 FDA-approved digital thermometers to the grocery chain for distribution while supplies last. Distribution, one per family, will take place through Harmons… Keep Reading

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Does social distancing work?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – In recent weeks Utah officials continue to urge Utahns to practice social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19. Governor Gary Herbert addressed the need to practice social distancing by staying at least six feet apart from others. And state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn continues to reiterate that… Keep Reading

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Enforcing Salt Lake County’s stay-at-home order

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Monday marks the beginning for a new stay-at-home order for more than 1.2 million people in Salt Lake County. “It’s important because it can save lives,” said Sheriff Rosie Rivera. The declaration forced the closure of a number of businesses, including salons, spas and others that aren’t deemed “essential.” Continue Reading… Keep Reading

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Utah man creates Nancy Drew figurine for LEGO contest

SALT LAKE CITY — A 19-year-old South Jordan man is taking his love of LEGO bricks and Nancy Drew to the next level by creating his own action figures as part of a LEGO IDEAS contest. Andrew Williams wanted to make something that would embody resilience, adventure, intelligence and strength. With March being National Women’s… Keep Reading

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Jordan School District establishes student and parent hotline

Source: ABC4 WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Jordan School District has opened a hotline to help assist parents and students with at-home digital learning. The hotline is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except April 9 and 10) for anyone in need of technical support for Google Classroom, Canvas,… Keep Reading

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New Online COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Available To Utah Public

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Intermountain Healthcare has developed a free online tool to prescreen symptoms for COVID-19; her name is Scout. More than 80,000 people have utilized the tool since it launched a week ago. Intermountain Healthcare’s Susan Tew, assistant vice president of consumer experience, said this is a quick and easy way for someone to either… Keep Reading

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The Trans-Jordan Landfill to close to all except essential haulers on Monday

Source: ABC4 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) — In response to Governor Gary Herbert’s recent “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive, the Trans-Jordan Landfill will close to all except essential haulers beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. until further notice, according to a release. Essential haulers include City operated refuse trucks and commercial haulers with… Keep Reading

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