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Friday, March 27, 2020

Governor Issues ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ Directive

Congregation at trailheads and kids in playgrounds a no-no; leisurely drives OK.
During what continues to be a banner week for American Sign Language interpreters, Gov. Gary Herbert announced the enactment of a shelter-in … er, “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive on Friday.

Second COVID-19 Death Reported in Utah

Patient was female, under the age of 60 and suffered from ‘significant’ underlying medical conditions, state officials said.
The Tri-County Health Department, which covers most of the Uintah Basin, reported its first confirmed death due to COVID-19, the state’s second, on Friday.

Salt Lake Film Society launches SLFS @home Online Screening Room

Here's how to support independent film and your local indie cinemas.
Movie theaters are shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving people to seek remote viewing options for movies. But you can still support your local movie theater now, even as you watch from home.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

How to Help: Fundraiser for Wiseguys Comedy Club staff

Comedian Andy Gold helps support a place that has supported him
Ten years ago, newly-sober Andy Gold went to his first open mic at Wiseguys Comedy Club.

Remote Local Theater: Plan-B Theatre Company's THE AUDACITY

Plan-B Theatre Company: The Audacity While many shows are not going on as a result of event cancellations, one scheduled theatrical performance is doing the best it can to put that old theatrical maxim to the test. It’s just going on in a very different form than what was initially planned.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday Music: Utah Music Livestream Festival, Whisperhawk on Instagram Live, Quarantine Playlist

Utah Music Livestream Festival @ The Rise In these uncertain times, a lot of stuff is up in the air. We don’t know how long it will be until we can all go out to bars or shows again like normal, but Orem’s venue The Rise is taking this uncertainty in stride.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sen. Luz Escamilla Tests Positive for COVID-19

Senate minority whip made the announcement Sunday night.
"[P]lease take this seriously,” Escamilla said. “Even if you are young and healthy, please practice social distancing. If you can stay home, please do.”

Utah's First COVID-19 Death Has Been Reported

The man was a Davis County resident in his 60s.
The patient was a male, older than the age of 60 and had underlying medical conditions. He had been hospitalized for two days prior to his death.

A Utah Lege Report Card

Taking a break from COVID-19 coverage, we score your favorite representatives’ performance during the General Session of the 63rd Legislature.
Another session of the Utah State Legislature is in the books, and, as always, the lege passed some good laws and some terrible ones.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

COVID Week in Review

Boy, what a year these past seven days have been!
Maybe it’s the fact that a new alarming headline seemingly pops up every minute. Maybe it's the Benadryl.

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