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Coronavirus in Utah: Latest COVID-19 Updates Friday April 17

Real-time alerts, advisories and closures related to the COVID-19 outbreak
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Posted at 5:45 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 22:12:57-04

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FRIDAY APRIL 17

7:33 PM - Tips from a teacher: How to make the most out of at-home learning

7:17 PM - FOX 13 report: Utah dairy farmers struggling as pandemic causes price decline for milk

5:59 PM - FOX 13 report: Facebook has been 'terrible' at fact checking, says Utah internet provider

4:47 PM - TriCounty Health Department (Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah counties) announces revisions to local public health order effective Monday, April 20, 2020.

4:31 PM - An Australian supermarket manager released a video after he denied a man who attempted to return 150 32-roll packages of toilet paper and 150 one-liter hand sanitizer bottles.

3:15 PM - Stimulus for the Dead. Some people who have died over the past two years are receiving stimulus checks.

2:56 PM - Gov. Gary Herbert releases full "Utah Leads Together" plan. Click here to read it.

1:56 PM - UDOH releases new COVID-19 numbers in Utah: 122 new confirmed cases bringing the total to 2,805 positive cases, 55,771 people have been tested. Two new confirmed deaths in San Juan County, bringing the total deaths to 23 statewide.

1:18 PM - Lt. Governor Spencer Cox says Utah Leads Together 2.0 is a collaborative effort including the input of state health officials.

12:48 PM - Utah Leads Together 2.0 outlines principles on how to get Utahns back to work.

12:40 PM - Governor Gary Herbert announces that effective immediately, restrictions on visiting Utah State Parks have been lifted.

12:36 PM - Gov. Herbert hopes to have dine-in restaurants, elective surgeries and gyms open by early May. This is contingent on the Stay Safe, Stay Home Directive.

12:35 PM - Gov. Gary Herbert announces Utah Leads Together 2.0 which lays out a plan to reopening Utah's economy.

11:31 AM - AAA Utah is offering free services to first responders during the COVID-19 Pandemic

11:20 AM - Fox 13 report: Salt Lake County eyes early May for possible phased-in re-opening.

11:10 AM - Salt Lake City Police have fun with carrying out the CDC guidelines for proper hand washing.

10 40 AM - The Sundance Institute launches a $1 million emergency relief fund for independent artists and organizations.

10:30 AM - 94 men experiencing homelessness test positive for COVID-19 at Salt Lake City Men's Resource Center.

9:45 AM - Utah's March unemployment report shows growth in jobs, but state leaders say you have to put an asterisk by it.

7:25 AM - Fox 13 report: Utah leaders announce new plan on when the state can open back up.

7:00 AM - The Granite School District announces newly available options regarding grading for the 4th term.

6:15 AM - The Weber County Sheriff's Office adds decals to vehicles that say, 'We will get through this.'

5:55 AM - Latest Utah numbers: 2,683 confirmed cases, 21 deaths, 238 hospitalizations, 49,678 tested. Updated numbers released around noon.

5:50 AM - Latest U.S. numbers: 676,676 confirmed cases, 34,784 deaths.

5:45 AM - Latest world numbers: 2,169,022 confirmed cases, 146,071 deaths.