BYU is eligible for $88,556,823 in federal COVID aid — at least $44,336,287 of which would be required to go directly to students if BYU chooses to accept the funding.
Many young couples planning to be married in Utah during this last year faced with challenging circumstances because of COVID-19. However, each couple interviewed in this article had something unique at their wedding and said they would change very little about their pandemic weddings.
BYU announced a phased return for employees to work on campus and anticipates a traditional fall semester.
Utah has seen a steady decrease in people getting tested for COVID-19 over the past three months. BYU officials said they are not concerned about the decrease in the number of tests on campus but are looking forward to wider vaccine distribution.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging all missionaries and prospective missionaries to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.Young missionaries in the U.S. who will travel to a mission outside their home country on or after Aug. 1, 2021 should be vaccinated before traveling, according to the April 23 news release.
An Operation Outbreak virus simulation found that BYU pandemic-related policies helped slow transmission of a virtual "virus."
Adjusting to a new culture can be hard, on top of that the pandemic has affected international students because they cannot meet with other students and show their heritage.
International students that were adversely affected by the pandemic and some decisions made by the Trump administration have found new hope of completing their education in the U.S. with President Joe Biden and his immigration-friendly policies.
Local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are undecided on whether meetings will continue to be livestreamed to accommodate the sick and disabled members of their congregations.
A biotech company from Utah has developed the first COVID-19 test to be fully authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Missionaries at Church historic sites are offering guided virtual tours for thousands of viewers across the world in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced 39 temples will open their baptistries as part of Phase 2-B, including 14 in Utah, and seven temples will enter Phase 3 during the month of April.
Intellihelp aims to help those who have been affected negatively by COVID-19 by connecting members of the community to each other in providing necessary resources.
COVID-19 temple restrictions have caused Latter-day Saint couples to struggle in securing dates for temple sealings and endowments, creating wedding planning difficulties.