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Job losses expected to mount in hotel industry, according to new study

Michael Goldberg | Mar 20, 2020 | Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

What They're Watching: Brian Zehnder, MD

Michael Goldberg | Mar 18, 2020 | Utah

Utah company gets FDA approval for more COVID-19 testing in U.S.

Monte Whaley | Mar 18, 2020 | Utah

A Utah diagnostics company which has already distributed its COVID-19 tests to Europe will now be able to make those same tests widely available in the United States. CO-Diagnostics received approval from the FDA this week to allow its test kits for use by and marketed to a huge array...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle v2: On closing schools

DJ Wilson | Mar 17, 2020 | Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Federal, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, Utah

One of the first impactful things to happen in response to the COVID virus is the closing of schools. It's impacting families, school districts and the transmission of the disease itself. Here in Seattle, America's epicenter of the disease, there have been some notable lessons learned about school closures over...[ Read More ]

Utah residents asked not to hoard food, medicine

Monte Whaley | Mar 17, 2020 | Utah

The head of the Utah Food Industry Association urged people not to hoard food and medicine during the COVID-19 spread. “We urge customers to be calm and to adhere to the commonsense guidance provided by state and local health officials,” said Dave Davis, president of the UFIA in a statement...[ Read More ]

How notable health bills faired over the last week of session

Michael Goldberg | Mar 17, 2020 | Utah

With the specter of COVID-19 looming over the country, unrelated activity in state legislatures may seem like an after thought. But as the virus spreads, notable pieces of legislation have been hanging in the balance, with some legislatures opting to suspend session. The Utah Legislature managed to finish up operations...[ Read More ]

Utah's LDS Church alters mission work over COVID-19 spread

Monte Whaley | Mar 16, 2020 | Utah

The Utah-based  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday conceded the COVID-19 pandemic is altering how some of its 53,000 church members are carrying out their missionary work around the world. Mormon men aged 19 to 26 are required to serve on missions for two years. Women over...[ Read More ]

$30 insulin co-pay cap passes Legislature

Michael Goldberg | Mar 12, 2020 | Utah

A bill that would cap co-pays for insulin at $30 passed the Legislature with broad support this week. House Bill 207, entitled the Insulin Access Amendments, overwhelming passed the Senate Tuesday would implement a co-pay cap of $30 per month per prescription. The proposal would also institute a bulk purchasing...[ Read More ]

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