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Coronavirus in Utah: Latest COVID-19 Updates for Friday, May 8

Real-time alerts, advisories and closures related to the COVID-19 outbreak
Posted at 6:06 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 00:37:09-04


10:35 PM -Fox 13 report: Cities are canceling longstanding annual summer events. West Jordan's 'Western Stampede' the latest.

8:30 PM - Fox 13 'The Rebound' How companies like 'billcutterz' and 'BillFixers' can save you some money by renegotiating some of your bills.

6:50 PM - Governor Herbert suspends a Utah liquor lawin a bid to help bars and restaurants still closed.

6:25 PM - Fox 13 report: According to Google and Facebook, Utahns are starting to venture out more.

6:10 PM - Salt Lake Tribune: Harmons Grocery helps Girl Scouts sell cookies.

5:35 PM - Fox 13 report: The Salt Palace Convention Center has been converted into a warehouse to handle all of the personal protective equipment (PPE).

5:00 PM - Organizers will follow developments regarding the coronavirus closely, but for now, the Utah State Fair is scheduled to open September 10th.

3:05 PM - The 'Western Stampede' has been canceled. The rodeo and events surrounding it make up West Jordan's biggest event and has been staged since 1954.

1:12 PM - The Utah Department of Health has confirmed 195 new cases of COVID-19 with no new deaths since Thursday's update. In total 138,688 people have been tested for COVID-19 with 5,919 confirmed cases. Of those, 488 have been hospitalized and the death total is at 61.

11:25 AM - Larry H. Miller group announces the furlough of 40 percent of its sports and entertainment staff.

11:03 AM - Dixie National Forest campgrounds are set to open on May 22, 2020.

10:59 AM - The Public Health and Economic Emergency Commission adopts the “Protecting High-Risk Populations Project” in the Utah Leads Together Plan, which includes a targeted plan to help those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

9:47 AM - Intermountain Healthcare is providing free COVID-19 testing in Provo today, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital
1034 North 500 West
Provo, UT 84604

For the quickest experience, it’s recommended that people call the Intermountain COVID-19 hotline at 844-442-5224 before arriving, but that’s not required.

6:31 AM - The Weber-Morgan Health Department explains what antibody testing is:

6:07 AM - United States Case Counts: 1,256,972 cases | 75,670 deaths

6:07 AM - United States Case Counts: 1,256,972 cases | 75,670 deaths

6:05 AM - Worldwide Case Counts: 3,864,696 cases | 270,020 deaths