COVID-19 Coverage

BYU works with Utah County Health Department to open vaccination site

Utah County Health Department is working in conjunction with BYU to open a new COVID-19 vaccination site at the former Provo High School building.

One year later: Reflecting on the pandemic’s impact on BYU

Today marks one year since BYU notified students that classes would take an extended weekend off and then be held virtually for the remainder of the semester. In reflection of this anniversary, here is a recap of how the pandemic affected life at BYU.

Called to serve in a pandemic: ‘Miracles’ allow missionaries to return to foreign missions

Almost a year after the pandemic sent home thousands of missionaries, several missionaries who were reassigned to stateside missions are being sent to their original mission calls for the first time or returning to where they started their mission.

Utah to lift mask mandate, offer vaccines to all adults

Utah will join a handful of states next month as it lifts its statewide mask mandate on April 10.

Good news Thursday: Women feed their communities, lemonade stand funds brain surgery

Woman comforts elderly immigrants with a taste of the islandsGlenda Andrew makes food not just to fill the stomach, but to feed the soul....

Hot tub boom

https://youtu.be/1jzd2_uHjWQThe pandemic created financial hardships for some but led to an unexpected boom for others. Newsline Reporter Amy Griffin tells us about a local business...

New vaccine eligibility requirements

https://youtu.be/6UYmpqvqfqIMore than 300,000 Utahans are now fully vaccinated, and those numbers are only going to increase with the new eligibility requirements for the vaccine....

Politics, personal preference divide Latter-day Saints over wearing masks at church

Nearly a year into the pandemic, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are still split over the politics of wearing a mask to church gatherings.

Some senior Latter-day Saints anxious to get COVID-19 vaccine, others hesitant

Some older Americans are struggling over whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church updates status of temples as COVID-19 restrictions ease

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the current status of temple re-openings and what ordinances each temple is able to perform.

Polio vs. Covid vaccine

https://youtu.be/uYqwmbIFtf8A woman who participated in the polio vaccine trials discusses her experience with the polio and the coronavirus vaccines. Newsline reporter Rachel Smith sat...

COVID-19 vaccines available for Utahns with certain medical conditions

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for Utahns ages 16 and up who have certain underlying conditions.

Pandemic puppies

https://youtu.be/GcJC4_IEPWEMany Utah citizens are falling more in love with pets after lots of home-alone time during the pandemic. Newsline reporter Amy Griffin talks about the...

Utah minority groups hesitant to take COVID-19 vaccine

Salt Lake County has made efforts to distribute the vaccine to minority groups but many within these groups are still skeptical due to longtime distrust.

BYU students share experiences receiving COVID-19 vaccines

BYU students and other Utah Valley individuals shared their thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccines, and those who received one said it made them feel safer.

Potential minimum wage increases could ‘kill’ Utah small businesses

Federal and local legislatures are proposing minimum wage increases. Small businesses believe that increasing minimum wage will hurt their businesses and the economy, especially after the pandemic.

LDS Charities gives $20 million to UNICEF’S COVID-19 response

Latter-day Saint Charities announced it's commitment to give $20 Million to UNICEF in helping aid their COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments going unused in Utah County

The Utah County Health Department reported an excess amount of COVID-19 vaccine appointment slots in Utah County in the last week.
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