Thanks to the coronavirus, you’re out of school and learning from home. Here are some activities and resources to keep you busy while helping you understand what’s going on in the news.

Facts about the coronavirus

What is the coronavirus and how does it spread? This handy page explains what we know about COVID-19 along with info about how to stay safe and how it compares with other pandemics in history.

Q&A with Dr. Angela Dunn, Utah’s state epidemiologist

What’s an epidemiologist? And how is coronavirus different from the flu? Dr. Angela Dunn, the state epidemiologist for Utah, talks about the facts with Tribune Editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce.

How much do you know about the coronavirus?

It’s quiz time! Test your knowledge about COVID-19.

Activity pages

Get creative with these fun downloadable activity pages.

Other cool sites to visit

Check out these other fun ways to learn from groups around Utah:

• Solve a mystery or test a hypothesis with Research Quest from Natural History Museum of Utah.

• Find books, games, puzzles and more on UEN’s website.

• Watch cute animal cams from Utah’s Hogle Zoo.

• Learn about tracking animals and all about birds from the Tracy Aviary.

• Watch videos about sharks, penguins and reef creatures on the Loveland Aquarium website.

What is “news”?

There’s a lot of information out there and sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s true or if it’s made up.

That’s what makes the news, also known as journalism, different from other kinds of information and entertainment that you might see on social media platforms like YouTube and TikTok. Journalism has a whole code of ethics (i.e. rules) and processes to make sure the news stories you read are fact-based and accurate.

Here is a bit about how reporters and editors do their job:

Stay active!

Need to get up and move your body? The Salt Lake Tribune newsroom assistant and certified yoga instructor Madeline Huntsman will lead you through a 35-minute yoga safari.

Thanks for coming by! We’ll be adding more to this page, so come back soon. And be sure to check out our Coronavirus page for all the latest news on COVID-19.

Stay safe and healthy!