To Curb the Spread of COVID-19, Local Businesses Adapt to Recent Utah State Mandate

ESCALANTE – Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Utah Governor Gary Herbert has issued a mandate to food service establishments to suspend dine-in services for at least two weeks due to heightening concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The executive order has sent restaurants throughout the state scrambling to modify their staffing and operations. In Wayne and Garfield counties, many—possibly […]

Jan Garbett Announces Dr. Joe Jarvis as Lt. Gov. Running Mate

SALT LAKE CITY – After officially filing her candidacy for governor, Utah Republican Jan Garbett has announced that former public health official Dr. Joe Jarvis will be her running mate and candidate for Lieutenant Governor. They then addressed Utah’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Dr. Jarvis is someone who has devoted his career to public health. His expertise will […]

AmeriCorps NCCC Program Suspended Nationwide

WAYNE COUNTY – An AmeriCorps team has been assisting the Entrada Institute since early May, and it is hoped that they will be able to return to Torrey and Wayne County soon. AmeriCorps NCCC has initiated an emergency suspension of the program nationwide. According to James Griffin, Assistant Program Director, “As additional guidance is received regarding COVID-19, AmeriCorps NCCC made […]

From the Publisher’s Desk — Goal: Flatten the Curve

The coronavirus has infected far more people in the United States than testing has shown so far, and stringent measures to limit social contact in parts of the country not yet seeing many cases are needed to significantly stem the tide of illness and death in the coming months.   —The New York Times, March 20, 2020. By now, many of […]