Coronavirus

A month ago, when Utah State University had a phased move-in for students living on campus, not as many of them were wearing masks while outside — despite a policy requiring face coverings.

What local health officials had hoped would be only a couple of days of relatively high COVID-19 cases has continued, with 20 or more new infections reported every day since Thursday in the health district.

With COVID-19 test results back from more than 80% of the 287 residents in USU’s quarantined dorms, four students are known so far to have the virus, but a university spokesperson said Friday no more positive results are expected from the “few dozen” remaining students.

A report co-authored by a Utah State University professor sheds light on how people in the Western U.S. have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including their views on government assistance and what the future holds.

Garden harvests and the closing hunting season typically lead to an increased interest in freezers this time of year, but due to COVID-19-related shortages, freezers — and nearly every other major appliance — are in short supply.

The last few days have been a whirlwind for Utah State head football coach Gary Andersen, who had to inform his players Monday afternoon via Zoom that the Mountain West had postponed all of its fall sports seasons due to health concerns related to COVID-19.

As head coach of Logan High’s drill team, Maryn Lindley is no stranger to performance. It’s a little strange, then, that her biggest claim to fame this summer was for her role as a basketball.

“I wish I would have taken things like the masks and the precautions more seriously,” Nibley Mayor Shaun Dustin said days after finding out he tested positive for COVID-19.

Caution tape marked areas along Main Street from late Thursday evening through Friday, but it wasn’t to designate a hazardous area or crime scene. Instead, Logan had a taste of a “normal” Independence Day weekend in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.