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(Francisco Kjolseth  | Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Intermountain Healthcare emergency department nurse Jay Larsen talks about a challenging year and working with a team of dedicated colleagues during an unveiling of new artwork by Utah artist Heather Olsen, that pays tribute to frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Murray.

42,000 more Utahns got COVID-19 vaccines, while 10 more died from the virus

By Sean P. Means | April 8, 2021, 10:27 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall encourages people to keep wearing masks after the state mask mandate ends during a news conference in front of Santo Taco shop, Friday, March 19, 2021. The mayor and her staff rewrote her April 7 emergency declaration to create a citywide mask order.

Salt Lake City reissues mask order — this time with more detail about public gatherings

By Sean P. Means | April 8, 2021, 6:57 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) COVID-19 warnings are display on the screen before the start of the Utah Jazz game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. The Jazz have announced that COVID-19 protocols, including face masks, will continue for guests after Utah's statewide mask mandate ends on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Here’s where you’ll still have to wear a mask after Utah’s mandate ends Saturday

By Sean P. Means | April 10, 2021, 5:01 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) First lady Abby Cox and Gov. Spencer Cox receive their first COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork, March 25, 2021.

More than 1 million Utahns have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

By Scott D. Pierce | April 7, 2021, 8:45 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Spring blossoms in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, mark the change of the season along with a transition of the mask mandates which will end statewide Saturday, however Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said nothing will change in the capital.

In apparent defiance of state law, Mayor Erin Mendenhall says mask mandate will continue in Salt Lake City

By Leia Larsen | April 7, 2021, 11:47 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Masks in use in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The Salt Lake County Council announced Wednesday that it would not extend the county’s mask mandate past April 10.

Salt Lake County opts not to extend mask mandate

By Leia Larsen | April 9, 2021, 2:37 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jonathan Pimble, AEMT, administers a Covid -19 vaccination to a woman, with the assistance of Elizabeth Wade, during a Resource Fair, for Individuals experiencing homelessness on Rio Grande Street, as part of a Salt Lake City Community Commitment Program.  Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

More than 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in Utah

By Scott D. Pierce | Sean P. Means | April 6, 2021, 11:33 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Mark Jenson, of Harmon's Grocery, speaks at a news conference along with Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, encouraging citizens to keep wearing masks, after the state mask mandate ends, Friday, March 19, 2021.

Will Salt Lake County have its own mask mandate? Council awaits recommendation from health director.

By Leia Larsen | April 6, 2021, 9:48 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Armaan Shaik is curious of the cameras as his father Sahid Agnimeti receives his first free Moderna vaccination from nurse Kimberly Desmond with the Salt Lake County Health Department on Thursday. Over 120 people were scheduled to get their first shots of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at the Utah Islamic Center in West Jordan, Mar. 18, 2021.

Utah gets $30 million to help vaccinate communities of color

By Matt Canham | April 6, 2021, 3:45 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Dan Richards, CEO and pharmacist of Meds In Motion, photographed in 2020, has been sentenced to probation for illegally importing  hydroxychloroquine, once seen as a potential treatment for COVID-19, falsely labeled as an herbal extract.

Utah pharmacist gets probation for illegally importing drug that officials wanted to use for COVID-19

By Erin Alberty | April 6, 2021, 2:21 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Amy Christensen, left, chief nursing officer of specialty-based care at Intermountain Healthcare, helps unveil new artwork by Utah artist Heather Olsen, at right, paying tribute to frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Murray.

Utah reports fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases and one more death

By Scott D. Pierce | April 6, 2021, 12:24 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rondalei Jones and her husband Reed Page, co-owners of Vivid Studio, an American Fork salon that rents space out to stylists, talk about the transition away from masks on Saturday, April 3, 2021. When the mask mandate ends, they will require stylists who haven't received at least one vaccination to continue wearing masks -- but it will be up to each stylist to enforce mask mandates with his or her clients. Reed Page said it feels "too early" to have lifted the mask mandate, and wishes the state had kept it in place long enough to give more time for people to get vaccinated.

Service workers worry about confrontations, lack of vaccinations as the end of Utah’s statewide mask mandate approaches

By Taylor Stevens | April 5, 2021, 1:22 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Work continues on the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its renovation in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Where the 20 new Latter-day Saint temples, including a 26th in Utah, will be built

By Scott D. Pierce | David Noyce | April 6, 2021, 12:42 a.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.

No new COVID-19 deaths in Utah as number of vaccinations rises to almost 1.5 million

By Scott D. Pierce | April 4, 2021, 7:12 p.m.

(Megan Marples/Cronkite News via AP) The sun rises over the Navajo Nation Reservation on Sept. 24, 2020, near Pinon, Ariz. The COVID-19 death rate on the reservation, the size of West Virginia, has been greater than that of any U.S. state.

Navajo Nation reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press | April 4, 2021, 4:19 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  l-r The Sweeten children Emily, 5, Kaden, 10 and Jackson, 8, laughing with their mother Tristen, will participate in Moderna's upcoming clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, to determine their safety and efficacy for children as young as 6 months.

COVID-19 vaccine trials for kids are critical for Utah — its young population can’t hit herd immunity without them

By Sean P. Means | April 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
President Russell M. Nelson arrives at the priesthood session of General Conference on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

We can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Russell M. Nelson tells Latter-day Saints

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | Kathy Stephenson | David Noyce | April 4, 2021, 3:27 a.m.

(File photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
A Latter-day Saint baptism before the pandemic in Africa.

Convert baptisms plunged by nearly 50% during year of COVID, LDS Church reports

By David Noyce | April 4, 2021, 7:23 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 Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Utah reports one new death, 447 new COVID-19 cases

By Taylor Stevens | April 3, 2021, 5:49 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Maurice Mede and his wife, Audrey, take a turn carrying the cross as mask-wearing Utah Christians walk the streets of Salt Lake City, beginning at Cathedral of the Madeleine on Good Friday, April 2, 2021, to symbolically mark Jesus' carrying the cross to his crucifixion.

Amid newfound hope, Utah Christians take to the streets for Good Friday procession

By The Salt Lake Tribune | April 3, 2021, 4:18 a.m.

(Evan Vucci | AP file photo) President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. Biden's Good Friday commentary urges Americans to heed the lessons of Easter.

Commentary by President Joe Biden: ‘Let us recommit ourselves to the lessons of Easter’

By Joe Biden | Religion News Service | April 2, 2021, 11:12 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah County residents lined up Thursday in Spanish Fork to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department, Mar. 25, 2021.

More than 40,000 Utahns receive COVID-19 vaccines in a day

By Scott D. Pierce | Sean P. Means | April 2, 2021, 10:35 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A health care worker at TOSH - The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Murray prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of the nearly half a million Utahns who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a handful of those people — 82 — came down with the disease afterward.

Here’s how many Utahns are known to have been infected with COVID-19 after vaccination

By Erin Alberty | April 2, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

(LM Otero | AP) A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. New government data suggests more Americans have been getting flu shots in 2020, apparently heeding the advice of health officials fearful of a flu/coronavirus double pandemic.

We fought the coronavirus and nearly defeated the flu. So what happens next year?

By Andy Larsen | April 2, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jonathan Pimble, AEMT, administers a Covid -19 vaccination to Jerome Little, during a resource fair on Rio Grande Street, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

More than half a million Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

By Scott D. Pierce | Sean P. Means | April 1, 2021, 10:23 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo)  General Conference will be all-virtual again this Easter weekend, unlike this packed session in October 2019. The statistical report for 2020 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expected to show significant decreases in growth due to the pandemic.

Latest from Mormon Land: How COVID may have slowed church growth; remembering Chieko Okazaki

By David Noyce | April 2, 2021, 3:34 a.m.

(Susan Walsh | AP file photo) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says it's perfectly fine if private companies want to require customers to have a vaccine passport to prove they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus, but the federal government should not be able to impose similar requirements.

Sen. Mike Lee supports the use of vaccine passports by private businesses

By Bryan Schott | April 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Individuals experiencing homelessness were able to get assistance from the homeless court, as well as COVID-19 vaccinations and other services, on Rio Grande Street, as part of a Salt Lake City Community Commitment Program Resource Fair on Rio Grande Street, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Number of new COVID-19 cases in Utah climbs back above 500

By Scott D. Pierce | March 31, 2021, 9:38 p.m.

(Jeremy Wade Shockley | Kaiser Health News) Old West actors Cathy Roberts and Scott Perez stand on the lookout for unmasked visitors in Durango, Colorado, on March 21, 2021. Durango doesn't require people to wear masks outdoors but does when people enter any businesses or public buildings.

This tourist town has come up with a creative way to marshal compliance with a COVID-19 mask mandate

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Kaiser Health News | March 31, 2021, 4:48 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Navajo Mountain Health Clinic Manager Revina Talker tends to a 74-year-old Diné patient as medical assistant Toni Black gets an IV flowing, Aug., 25, 2020. On Tuesday, tribal health officials reported that a coronavirus variant first identified in Britain has been found on the Navajo Nation.

Virus variant identified in Britain found on Navajo Nation

By The Associated Press | March 31, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Max Jones, 20, receives his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork, Mar. 25, 2021.

Utah has 371 new COVID-19 cases, and four more deaths

By Sean P. Means | March 31, 2021, 12:01 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)  The baptistry in the Cedar City Temple.

Latter-day Saint youths soon can return to Utah temples to perform baptisms for the dead

By David Noyce | March 29, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) People line up for the vaccine on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios in Park City loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

There are fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases in Utah, and no new deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | April 2, 2021, 5:05 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Barbara Harding shares a laugh with her mother Jeanette Wilkins, 88, during a visit at The Ridge Cottonwood, a long-term care facility where Wilkins lives, Mar. 24, 2021. Wilkins gets visits from her family members in her room now that the facility is starting to loosen its visitor restrictions.

Utah’s long-term care facilities slowly loosen their COVID-19 safety rules

By Sean P. Means | March 29, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Carolyn Kaster | AP file photo) In this April 23, 2020, photo, a Team Rubicon volunteer holds a COVID-19 test in the emergency room of the Kayenta Health Center on the Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Ariz.

Navajo Nation extends ‘safer at home’ order

By The Associated Press | March 28, 2021, 7:02 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
This file photo shows Latter-day Saints in Brazil singing during a sacrament meeting before the coronavirus pandemic.

Gordon Monson: When churches — and arenas — fully open up again, will you go?

By Gordon Monson | March 28, 2021, 6:57 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Hailee Calderon, case manager at the West Jordan Care Center, tilts her head back as the Utah Department of Health tests staff for the coronavirus on Thursday, May 21, 2020. The testing is part of a plan to test staff at all long-term care facilities, with centers for memory patients and the intellectually disabled receiving priority.

Utah reports 389 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

By Norma Gonzalez | March 28, 2021, 6:07 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Aaron Dickey, 91, watches his wife Marion Dickey, 83, as the two received their second COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department nurse Janeen Hamel in Spanish Fork, Mar. 25, 2021.

Utah reports 460 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

By Courtney Tanner | March 27, 2021, 4:37 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Oh, Sweet Basil) Carrian Cheney, author of Oh, Sweet Basil, a recipe blog.

Amid the pandemic, home cooking is back — and LDS food bloggers are showing the way

By Kathy Stephenson | March 27, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mitt Romney, center, and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, right, visit the vaccine clinic at the North Davis Senior Center, Mar. 26, 2021.

Sen. Romney and Lt. Gov. Henderson volunteer at COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Clearfield

By The Salt Lake Tribune | March 27, 2021, 1:53 a.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo)  Missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wear face masks in Salt Lake City in April 2020. The church isn't requiring its missionaries to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

LDS Church isn’t requiring missionaries in Utah to be vaccinated

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | March 27, 2021, 12:14 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah first lady Abby Cox receives her first COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department nurse Amy Engle in Spanish Fork, March 25, 2021.

Number of new COVID-19 cases in Utah falls back below 500

By Scott D. Pierce | March 26, 2021, 9:39 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
The Utah-based faith partnered with Convoy of Hope to deliver 30 million meals to schoolchildren in nine developing countries.

Latter-day Saint Charities upped its game for COVID-19, adding more than 1,000 projects in 151 countries

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | March 26, 2021, 6:07 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Siraj Ahmed, 67, receives his first free Moderna vaccination on Thursday from Salt Lake County Health Department nurse apprentice Bailey Weems. Over 120 people were scheduled to get their first shots of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at the Utah Islamic Center in West Jordan, Mar. 18, 2021.

Comparing the COVID-19 vaccines: If you have a choice, which one should you get?

By Andy Larsen | April 1, 2021, 3:10 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The entrance to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Researchers at the U. are enrolling COVID-19 patients in a new study of a potential treatment.

University of Utah researchers studying possible COVID-19 treatment — an old antidepressant

By Erin Alberty | March 25, 2021, 9:46 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nate Marine gets his first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Emil Chuang at the Utah Film Studios in Park City on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

The number of fully vaccinated Utahns now exceeds 450,000

By Scott D. Pierce | March 25, 2021, 6:11 p.m.