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The Daily Utah Chronicle

COVID-19 - News

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

COVID-19 Across Utah Universities, Varying Policies and Procedures

By Brooke Williams, News Writer November 14, 2021

  In order to resume college life pre-COVID-19, students are adjusting to their universities' unique response to the pandemic, many including vaccine requirements, testing orders, contact tracing...

University of Utah Hospital main entrance in Salt Lake City on June 23, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

COVID-19 Alters Pre-Med Experience, Increases Stress

By Nathan Levinzon, News Writer October 22, 2021

  For many undergraduate students, getting a bachelor’s degree means being able to apply to professional schools, including medical school. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges,...

(Banner welcoming students living on campus to the University of Utah in Aug. 2014 | Chronicle archives)

U Community Discusses COVID-19 Safety as Campus Busies

By Kailey Gilbert, News Writer September 2, 2021

  As students return back to the University of Utah campus for Fall 2o21 semester, the delta variant of COVID-19 has caused some skepticism about the safety of bringing the student population back. ...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Face Masks No Longer Required on the U’s Campus

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer May 24, 2021

As of May 24, 2021 masks will no longer be required at University of Utah facilities following state legislation banning face mask requirements. Masks are still required in U Health facilities and on-campus...

Freshman Michael Manhard takes a break from online classes in a common area at the University of Utah on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

The Importance of Mental Health as Utah Prepares Return to Normal

By Catie Quigley, News Writer May 8, 2021

  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, isolation became a necessity to maintain public health and safety. This gave rise to another sort of pandemic: one that affects the mind, rather than the body. Isolation...

U student Kristin Thompson poses for photograph. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Lifted After FDA and CDC Safety Review

By Malinka Kaluarachchi, News Writer May 4, 2021

  Over a year after the first person contracted COVID-19 in the United States and after over 133.4 million Americans have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, news broke out on...

U student Kristin Thompson poses for photograph. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Students Share Opinions on Statewide Mask Mandate Lifting

By Carlene Coombs, News Editor April 12, 2021

  With the signing of H.B. 294, also known as the pandemic "endgame" bill, Gov. Spencer Cox announced the statewide mask mandate would be lifted starting on April 10. However, things in Salt Lake...

U Healthcare Workers Among First to Get COVID Vaccine, the U Prepares for the Rest

By Kayleigh Silverstein and Natalie Colby January 27, 2021

  On Dec. 14, almost nine months after the state of Utah shut down due to COVID-19, the state received their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine and began distributing them to frontline workers. Among...

Freshman Michael Manhard takes a break from online classes in a common area at the University of Utah on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Pandemic Worsens Mental Health for Students

November 24, 2020

  Although students are coping with COVID-19, they are also dealing with another crisis: the pandemic's negative effects on mental health. At the University of Utah, students like Zach Janis...