BYU students and Utah County residents are stepping up to help their neighbors in need as more cases of COVID-19 emerge locally.
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent out a letter to members worldwide on March 20 announcing additional changes to missionary work due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Utah Area Presidency invited all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Utah Area to join in a weekend of prayer taking place March 20-22 in behalf of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent earthquake.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said in a Twitter post late Thursday that the state of Utah was not consulted on new orders issued by the Salt Lake and Utah County Health Departments to make gatherings of more than 10 people punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
BYU students have started a petition to be released from off-campus housing contracts after BYU encouraged all students to go home for the rest of the semester.
Liberty on Freedom management sent an email to residents Wednesday night announcing a resident tested positive for COVID-19 and that additional precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of other tenants.