The Daily Universe conducted a four-question survey through an Instagram story post and 225 BYU students voluntarily responded. The survey asked true-or-false questions regarding COVID-19 facts sourced from the CDC, UC Davis Health, WebMD and Hopkins Medicine websites.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released an advisory announcing a surge in mental health challenges among youth because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BYU College of Life Sciences faculty members and students emphasize the importance of masks, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, especially with the new omicron variant.
Over 4,550 flights were delayed or cancelled the weekend before the start of the semester because of bad weather and omicron-related staffing issues, according to the flight-tracker FlightAware. Many BYU students trying to travel back to campus were affected.
COVID-19 has created a unique college experience for this year's April 2022 graduates. They have spent most of their education in a global pandemic which took away many typical college life experiences for them.
Nearly 12,000 children in Utah between the ages of 5 and 11 received the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Approximately 3% of children in Utah are now fully vaccinated.
For the first time since the pandemic, Temple Square is reopening to the public for Christmas. The light display will be limited due to the pandemic and continued construction on the Salt Lake Temple. Activities will include a new animated nativity, a musical presentation and a Christmas devotional hosted by the First Presidency of the Church.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, researchers at BYU were concerned about another epidemic — loneliness.
Approximately 81.6% of BYU students and 84% of faculty and staff have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov. 1 — meaning 82% of campus has received at least one dose. Around 77% of students, faculty and staff are fully vaccinated.
Intermountain Healthcare announced new protocols and will be requiring all of its caregivers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Intermountain cares for hundreds of thousands of patients throughout the intermountain west with locations in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada.
On Wednesday morning, the health and human services committee met to hear an update from the department of health on monoclonal antibodies: a life-saving treatment option for patients with COVID-19.