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(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dr. Diane Gilles takes a handful of syringes filled with the Moderna vaccine to be given to people on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

41% of Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

By Scott D. Pierce | June 18, 2021, 11:24 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    TestUtah COVID-19 testing at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

COVID test draws scrutiny, inland port OKs budget, and cellphone records on ‘Behind the Headlines’

By The Salt Lake Tribune | June 17, 2021, 9:55 p.m.

(Laura Seitz | Deseret News, pool) Governor Spencer Cox speaks during the PBS Utah GovernorÕs Monthly News Conference at the Eccles Broadcast Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

‘They’re dead now ... because they refused to get vaccinated’: Gov. Spencer Cox frustrated that Utahns are still dying of COVID-19

By Sean P. Means | June 17, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nursing graduate April Taylor pulls two vials from the refrigerator at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

Delta variant cases quadruple in Utah — but it’s because of a new way of counting

By Scott D. Pierce | Sean P. Means | June 18, 2021, 7:31 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) PPE on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Utah reports 413 new cases of COVID-19 — the most in a month

By Scott D. Pierce | June 16, 2021, 7:29 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dr. Diane Gilles takes a handful of syringes filled with the Moderna vaccine to be given to people on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

There are no new COVID-19 deaths in Utah for three days in a row

By Scott D. Pierce | June 15, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A nurse from TestUtah tests for Covid-19 in the parking lot of the South East Health Department, in Moab, on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Here’s where to still get a COVID-19 test, with Utah providers reducing sites and hours

By Erin Alberty | June 15, 2021, 2:27 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Empty vials of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

Utah reports 169 new cases of COVID-19, and no more deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | June 14, 2021, 8:06 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Wolcott vaccinates Latasha Roddan on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Utah reports 194 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths as case averages increase

By Alex Vejar | June 13, 2021, 7:18 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Janet Bitner vaccinates Jeffrey Hesterman on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

40% of Utahns are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

By Courtney Tanner | June 12, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

(Scott G Winterton | Deseret News, pool photo) Rich Saunders, speaking at a COVID-19 briefing in September 2020, is leaving as executive director of the Utah Department of Health to take a new job in Gov. Spencer Cox's administration — "chief innovation officer."

More leadership changes at the Utah Department of Health, as its director moves to a new state ‘innovation’ job

By Sean P. Means | June 11, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Empty vials of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

Delayed reporting from one provider boosts Utah’s COVID-19 vaccination numbers

By Scott D. Pierce | June 12, 2021, 12:28 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nursing graduate April Taylor pulls two vials from the refrigerator at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

1.271 million Utahns are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus

By Scott D. Pierce | Sean P. Means | June 10, 2021, 7:01 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Donna Burton preps a shot as teachers and staff of the Canyons School District received their second shots of the Moderna vaccine at Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy on March 11, 2021. All Utahns age 16 and older became eligible for coronavirus vaccines later that month.

Utah adults have been eligible for the coronavirus vaccine for months. So who is still dying?

By Erin Alberty | June 10, 2021, 3:14 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Badger Norman, 17, a student at Woods Cross High School receives his first Pfizer vaccine at a pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021.

More than 17,000 Utahns have been hospitalized with COVID-19

By Scott D. Pierce | June 9, 2021, 7:10 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Wolcott vaccinates Latasha Roddan on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Almost 5,000 more Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

By Scott D. Pierce | June 8, 2021, 9:37 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Sixth grade teacher John Arthur helps Marly Mendoza, 12, complete a s’more during an end-of-the-year field trip for Meadowlark Elementary School students in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Here’s what the COVID-19 pandemic taught Utah’s teacher of the year

By Julie Jag | June 8, 2021, 4:20 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A nurse from test Utah tests for Covid-19 in the parking lot of the South East Health Department, in Moab, on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Utah reports 174 more cases of COVID-19, and two more deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | June 7, 2021, 7:13 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Empty vials of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021. The health department for Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah counties is apologizing to residents after a contractor sent vulgar texts to dozens of residents in an effort to promote vaccinations.

Health department in northeastern Utah apologizes for vulgar texts sent to promote vaccines

By Scott D. Pierce | June 7, 2021, 3:54 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Taylor Starr vaccinates Matt Cox in the grand ballroom at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

COVID-19 cases rise following Memorial Day holiday

By Julie Jag | June 6, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Retired oncology nurse Wendy Dewey lines up stickers and action hero bandaids as 12-15 year olds get their vaccinations against COVID-19 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Adult vaccination rates in Utah exceed national average

By Erin Alberty | June 5, 2021, 4:52 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A sign recommending face coverings, on the door of The Spoke On Center, on Street in Moab, on Friday, May 14, 2021.

More than 1.5 million Utahns have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

By Scott D. Pierce | June 5, 2021, 12:30 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lisa O'Brien, shown in August 2020, is the creator of a COVID-19 long-haulers group for people who have experienced long-term impacts as a result of the coronavirus. She is pleased that the University of Utah has opened a clinic specifically designed to help patients like her.

New Utah clinic aims to help ‘long-haulers’ beat COVID-19 once and for all

By Erin Alberty | June 4, 2021, 1:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | Tribune file photo) Teams of volunteers divide the Moderna vaccine on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

46% of Utahns have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

By Scott D. Pierce | June 4, 2021, 12:22 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Health) Dr. Leisha Nolen has been named the state epidemiologist for Utah — succeeding Dr. Angela Dunn — the Utah Department of Health announced on June 3, 2021. Nolen will start her new job on July 6, 2021.

A front-line COVID-19 investigator will succeed Dr. Angela Dunn as Utah’s state epidemiologist

By Sean P. Means | June 3, 2021, 8:47 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nursing graduate April Taylor pulls two vials from the refrigerator at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

Utah has 200 new coronavirus cases and vaccine doses delivered passes 2.6 million

By Matt Canham | June 3, 2021, 12:11 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Pharmacist Kevin DeMass with a dose of the Moderna vaccine at The Apothecary Shoppe in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Utah reports 112 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | June 1, 2021, 11:06 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) In Park City, people lined up for COVID-19 vaccine on March 18, 2021, at Utah Film Studios. While Park City consistently has had the highest vaccination rates in the state, it — until recently — still had one of the worst infection rates in Utah.

Are Utah communities with high vaccination rates actually seeing the fewest coronavirus cases?

By Erin Alberty | June 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Wolcott vaccinates Latasha Roddan on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Utah reports 143 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death

By Scott D. Pierce | May 31, 2021, 7:19 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Janet Bitner vaccinates Jeffrey Hesterman on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Utah’s COVID-19 case numbers and deaths on the downswing

By Julie Jag | May 30, 2021, 7:25 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Wendy Jenkin vaccinates Dalton Baker on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

This iconic Utah spot helped thousands get vaccinated. And soon it will go back to what it does best.

By Matt Canham | May 29, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Signage on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Four Utahns die of the coronavirus and 192 new cases reported

By Matt Canham | May 29, 2021, 6:27 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Latter-day Saint missionaries proselytize in person before the pandemic.

As pandemic eases, LDS missionaries and Jehovah’s Witnesses soon will be back — knocking on your door

By Bob Mims | Peggy Fletcher Stack | May 29, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox removes his mask at a news conference on Feb. 25, 2021. Cox issued an executive order on May 13, 2021, that said Utah school districts could stop requiring masks for the last week of the school year — which is next week for Bear River Middle School in Tremonton, where faculty and students marked the shift with a celebratory mask burning Friday after school.

A Utah middle school throws a mask-burning to ‘celebrate’ last day of state-imposed mandate

By Sean P. Means | May 28, 2021, 11:58 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Retired oncology nurse Wendy Dewey lines up stickers and action-hero bandages as 12-15 year olds get their vaccinations against COVID-19 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Three more Utahns have died from COVID-19, and 272 new cases have been reported

By Sean P. Means | May 29, 2021, 1:28 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Blood samples await testing for coronavirus antibodies inside a Huntsman Cancer Institute screening bus, in Park City on May 6, 2020. The nationwide focus on COVID-19 testing and tracking and prevention measures meant reduced resources and staff for testing for sexually transmitted diseases, health experts say.

As COVID-19 slows, STDs are spiking in Utah

By Erin Alberty | May 31, 2021, 3:25 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at his weekly news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Gov. Spencer Cox urges Utahns to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but incentives are on hold

By Sean P. Means | May 27, 2021, 7:54 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nursing graduate April Taylor pulls two vials from the refrigerator at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021.

Nearly 46% of eligible Utahns have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

By Sean P. Means | May 27, 2021, 10:46 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Empty vials of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021.

Another 268 cases of COVID-19 in Utah, and no new deaths

By Sean P. Means | May 26, 2021, 7:40 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Angela Keddington, a nurse in West Valley City is anxious to get her children Chaz, 10, and Tate, 6, vaccinated with both passing the pre-screening so far for the next round of COVID-19 vaccine trials for the Pfizer version, Friday, May 21, 2021.

A COVID-19 vaccine for small children is months off, but one Utah mom is eager to get her boys the shots

By Sean P. Means | May 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Mask required signs are on the door of most restaurants and many gift shops on Main Street in Moab, on Main Street in Moab, on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Utah reports 185 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | May 25, 2021, 10:06 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A nurse from test Utah tests for Covid-19 in the parking lot of the South East Health Department, in Moab, on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Utah reports 148 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | May 24, 2021, 10:22 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The interior courtyard of the Ghana Missionary Training Center in Accra. The Ghana MTC is one of three Latter-day Saint MTCs that will welcome back a limited number of missionaries for on-site training starting in late June.

3 Missionary Training Centers to reopen with limited numbers of LDS missionaries

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | May 25, 2021, 1:33 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Pharmacist Kevin DeMass with a dose of the Moderna vaccine at The Apothecary Shoppe in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Utah reports 231 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths

By Josh Newman | May 24, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Cyprus High School student body president, Shelby Lynn Green, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

After a pandemic senior year, Utah students feel ‘the class of 2021 has it way worse’ than last year’s graduates

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | May 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Retired oncology nurse Wendy Dewey lines up stickers and action hero bandaids as 12-15 year olds get their vaccinations against COVID-19 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Utah reports 262 coronavirus cases, 1 death

By Rebekah Wahlberg | May 22, 2021, 10:08 p.m.