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Coronavirus in Utah: Latest COVID-19 Updates Friday May 1

Real-time alerts, advisories and closures related to the COVID-19 outbreak
Posted at 6:02 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 20:47:09-04

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6:45 PM - Sen. Mike Lee is voicing his opposition to the idea of legislating without convening. Read his tweets here.

5:59 PM - Herriman City explains why Blackridge Reservoir was closed

5:56 PM - Lake Powell Wahweap boat ramp open only to those currently enrolled in the Arizona or Utah local boater programs. Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

5:46 PM - Utah Transit Authority will continue offering reduced service as implemented in April.

2:05 PM - Fox 13 report: Some gyms and fitness centers are reopening in Utah. Those who worked out at a Draper gym felt healthy guidelines are in place.

12:55 PM - Utah's Updated COVID-19 Case Counts for Friday: 4,828 confirmed cases, 112,558 peope reported tested, 403 hospitalizations, 46 deaths

12:50 PM -Fox 13 report: The popular 'Red Iguana' restaurants are taking a cautious approach to reopening, staying with curbside pick up and delivery for noe.

12:30 PM - Fox 13 report: Utah moves to 'orange' risk level, but not everyone's happy about it. Salt Lake County issues a new health order.

11:20 AM - The Utah Labor Commission issues guidance to employers on how to protect employees who are high risk for COVID-19.

11:11 AM - Uintah School District posted a series of helpful videos (arranged by grade) for grade-school students who are struggling with stress and anxiety associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

10:20 AM - Smith's Food and Drug will extend store hours from 6 am to 11 pm beginning Sunday May 3rd, but the hours between 6 am and 8 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will be reserved for senior shoppers age 60 and older.

10:00 AM - More details released on the re-opening of Bryce Canyon National Park on Wednesday, May 6th.

9:40 AM - The United States now has over 1,000,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

9:20 AM -Salt Lake Tribune report: Corner Bakery offering free coffee to healthcare workers.

9:00 AM - Doing What's Right: Rocky Mountain Power employees pitch in to help deliver food to families in the Granite School District.

8:30 AM - Fox 13 report: St. George invites you to take part in the virtual 'Flatten the Curve run, walk or roll.'

6:55 AM - Fox 13 report: 'Cheers for You' bar in SLC opened at midnight on the first day of the new 'orange' alert status in Utah.

6:00 AM - Latest Utah numbers: 4,672 cases, 108,501 tested, 390 hospitalizations, 46 deaths.

5:55 AM - Latest US numbers: 1,095,304 cases, 63,871 deaths.

5:50 AM - Latest world numbers: 3,274,747 cases, 233,792 deaths.