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What does six months of COVID-19 in Utah look like?

Juliet Tuineau, Ray Tuineau’s widow, pours a bucket of soil on her husband’s coffin during a burial service at Valley View Memorial Park in West Valley City on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Ray Tuineau was one of the more than 380 Utahns who died because of COVID-19.
Juliet Tuineau, Ray Tuineau’s widow, pours a bucket of soil on her husband’s coffin during a burial service at Valley View Memorial Park in West Valley City on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Ray Tuineau was one of the more than 380 Utahns who died because of COVID-19.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Over the course of the past six months, Deseret News photojournalists have documented the pandemic of COVID-19 and its effects on the people of Utah.

We mourn for the people we’ve lost to the virus and celebrate those who have survived it.

Across our state and along the Wasatch Front, communities have come together to help each other. From extra food bank donations, to lifting up the spirits of our elderly during isolation, to celebrating our first responders and front-line workers, we’ve been there for each other.

That’s the spirit of Utah.

Here is just a sampling of some of the historic images our photographers have captured in this unprecedented time.

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Education

Gov. Gary Herbert, second from right, speaks about the spread of COVID-19 during a press conference in the Emergency Operations Center at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 12, 2020.. Also appearing are, from left to right, Noelle Cockett, president of Utah State University, Dr. Michael L. Good, CEO of University of Utah Health, Ruth Watkins, president of the University of Utah, Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist, and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox.
Gov. Gary Herbert, second from right, speaks about the spread of COVID-19 during a press conference in the Emergency Operations Center at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 12, 2020.. Also appearing are, from left to right, Noelle Cockett, president of Utah State University, Dr. Michael L. Good, CEO of University of Utah Health, Ruth Watkins, president of the University of Utah, Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist, and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Sophomores Zoe Scott and Oakleigh Harman wait for their bus to leave Murray High School on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Murray City School District announced Thursday it is closing its schools until further notice amid spread of the novel coronavirus in Utah. Most students and teachers left school after the announcement was made earlier in the day.
Sophomores Zoe Scott and Oakleigh Harman wait for their bus to leave Murray High School on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Murray City School District announced Thursday it is closing its schools until further notice amid spread of the novel coronavirus in Utah. Most students and teachers left school after the announcement was made earlier in the day.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Cara Luna, Tsébii’nidzisgai Elementary School fourth grade teacher, hands a bag of food to Alexus Bedonie from a school bus in Oljato-Monument Valley, San Juan County, on Thursday, April 30, 2020. While schools are closed due to COVID-19, buses are delivering homework and food to students two days a week. Navajo nation has one of the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rates in the country.
Cara Luna, Tsébii’nidzisgai Elementary School fourth grade teacher, hands a bag of food to Alexus Bedonie from a school bus in Oljato-Monument Valley, San Juan County, on Thursday, April 30, 2020. While schools are closed due to COVID-19, buses are delivering homework and food to students two days a week. Navajo nation has one of the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rates in the country.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
The Hallman family hosts a mock commencement ceremony for their University of Utah graduate in their Sugar House home amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Joseph Hallman earned bachelor’s degrees in Latin American studies, Spanish and international business with an emphasis in trade commerce in 2019 with hopes of walking during the spring 2020 commencement ceremony.
The Hallman family hosts a mock commencement ceremony for their University of Utah graduate in their Sugar House home amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Joseph Hallman earned bachelor’s degrees in Latin American studies, Spanish and international business with an emphasis in trade commerce in 2019 with hopes of walking during the spring 2020 commencement ceremony.
Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News
Melanie Malinka, choir director for the Madeleine Choir School, rehearses via Zoom with her students from the school’s chapel in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Melanie Malinka, choir director for the Madeleine Choir School, rehearses via Zoom with her students from the school’s chapel in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Graduate Jacy Penick, second from right, and a crowd of siblings and cousins celebrate in the back of a pickup truck during a drive-thru graduation ceremony at Provo High School on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Stephanie Harrill, Skyline High School custodian, sets up desks in a cleaned classroom to get ready for the start of school at Skyline High School in Millcreek on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
Stephanie Harrill, Skyline High School custodian, sets up desks in a cleaned classroom to get ready for the start of school at Skyline High School in Millcreek on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Jenny Gelwix, a third grade teacher at Eastwood Elementary in Salt Lake City, joins other Granite School District teachers, staff and supporters in a protest outside of the district office in South Salt Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.
Jenny Gelwix, a third grade teacher at Eastwood Elementary in Salt Lake City, joins other Granite School District teachers, staff and supporters in a protest outside of the district office in South Salt Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
First grade teacher Jamie Greenwood is reflected in a large sheet of clear plastic that hangs from the ceiling as she organizes her classroom at Westvale Elementary School in West Jordan on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Greenwood will stand behind the plastic when she teaches her class. The Jordan Board of Education will appropriate $500 to each classroom teacher for personal protective equipment and supplies.
First grade teacher Jamie Greenwood is reflected in a large sheet of clear plastic that hangs from the ceiling as she organizes her classroom at Westvale Elementary School in West Jordan on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Greenwood will stand behind the plastic when she teaches her class. The Jordan Board of Education will appropriate $500 to each classroom teacher for personal protective equipment and supplies.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in South Salt Lake wear masks as they get on a bus to go home after their first day of school on Aug. 24, 2020.
Students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in South Salt Lake wear masks as they get on a bus to go home after their first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Kole Butler, left, Jace Butler and Tyke Butler look at signs as students and parents hold a sit-in at the Davis School District offices in Farmington on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The group was protesting the district’s hybrid schedule of online and in-person learning.
Kole Butler, left, Jace Butler and Tyke Butler look at signs as students and parents hold a sit-in at the Davis School District offices in Farmington on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The group was protesting the district’s hybrid schedule of online and in-person learning.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Testing

“My feet hurt,” says Denise Begaye, an X-ray technician with the Monument Valley Health Center, as she sits on a curb and takes a break from COVID-19 testing outside of the center in Oljato-Monument Valley, San Juan County on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The mobile testing team tested 581 people on Thursday.
“My feet hurt,” says Denise Begaye, an X-ray technician with the Monument Valley Health Center, as she sits on a curb and takes a break from COVID-19 testing outside of the center in Oljato-Monument Valley, San Juan County on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The mobile testing team tested 581 people on Thursday.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Ruby Van Wagenen, 11, is held by her mother as she is tested for COVID-19 by medical assistant Nicole Paepke at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo on Friday, May 8, 2020. In an effort to help address COVID-19 hot spots that have been identified in Utah County, the Intermountain Healthcare Coronavirus Mobile Testing Unit provided testing to area residents.
Ruby Van Wagenen, 11, is held by her mother as she is tested for COVID-19 by medical assistant Nicole Paepke at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo on Friday, May 8, 2020. In an effort to help address COVID-19 hot spots that have been identified in Utah County, the Intermountain Healthcare Coronavirus Mobile Testing Unit provided testing to area residents.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Jennifer Thomas, Community Health Centers operations director, hangs a sign letting people in line know they are at the two-hour wait mark as vehicles wrap around the block waiting for COVID-19 testing outside of Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Jennifer Thomas, Community Health Centers operations director, hangs a sign letting people in line know they are at the two-hour wait mark as vehicles wrap around the block waiting for COVID-19 testing outside of Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Numerous motorists line up for COVID-19 testing near University of Utah Health’s Sugar House Health Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
Numerous motorists line up for COVID-19 testing near University of Utah Health’s Sugar House Health Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Medical workers seal a COVID-19 testing sample as University of Utah Health’s Wellness Bus visits the Sorenson Multicultural Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.
Medical workers seal a COVID-19 testing sample as University of Utah Health’s Wellness Bus visits the Sorenson Multicultural Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News

Sports

The marquee at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City reminds people to “stay safe, stay home” on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
The marquee at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City reminds people to “stay safe, stay home” on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News
A sign tells visitors that Alta Ski Area is closed on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Utah’s ski resorts are now closed due to the spread of COVID-19.
A sign tells visitors that Alta Ski Area is closed on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Utah’s ski resorts are now closed due to the spread of COVID-19.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Orange netting surrounds the soccer goals at Storm Mountain Park in Sandy, on Friday, May 1, 2020.
Orange netting surrounds the soccer goals at Storm Mountain Park in Sandy, on Friday, May 1, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Heavy equipment is parked in the infields of baseball fields at Veterans Ball Park in Lehi on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The city said it parked the equipment in the fields to prevent unauthorized use of the fields.
Heavy equipment is parked in the infields of baseball fields at Veterans Ball Park in Lehi on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The city said it parked the equipment in the fields to prevent unauthorized use of the fields.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Mick Riley’s Robert Leigh cleans and sanitizes golf carts at the course in Murray on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Salt Lake County courses still have some COVID-19 restrictions such as no access to the clubhouse, no access to the driving range or putting greens and one rider per cart unless from same household.
Mick Riley’s Robert Leigh cleans and sanitizes golf carts at the course in Murray on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Salt Lake County courses still have some COVID-19 restrictions such as no access to the clubhouse, no access to the driving range or putting greens and one rider per cart unless from same household.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Angel Price, left, gets some hand sanitizer from assistant coach Jon Price during football practice at Highland High School in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
Angel Price, left, gets some hand sanitizer from assistant coach Jon Price during football practice at Highland High School in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Herriman students cheer as the school’s football team plays Davis in Herriman on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The game is the first high school football game since the pandemic began.
Herriman students cheer as the school’s football team plays Davis in Herriman on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The game is the first high school football game since the pandemic began.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Daily life

Cecilia Ochoa walks out of the Lehi Costco pushing a cart with water, toilet tissue and other items on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Shoppers are being told that they can only buy up to five cases of water and up to three cases of toilet tissue from that store, as they prepare themselves during the coronavirus scare.
Cecilia Ochoa walks out of the Lehi Costco pushing a cart with water, toilet tissue and other items on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Shoppers are being told that they can only buy up to five cases of water and up to three cases of toilet tissue from that store, as they prepare themselves during the coronavirus scare.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Lily Werner, 8, prays with the Rev. Stephen Tilley, of St. John the Baptist Parish, as he sits in his Jeep for drive-up confessions at a roundabout outside the Skaggs Catholic Center in Draper on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Lily Werner, 8, prays with the Rev. Stephen Tilley, of St. John the Baptist Parish, as he sits in his Jeep for drive-up confessions at a roundabout outside the Skaggs Catholic Center in Draper on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News
Creekside Assisted Living and Senior Center resident Judy Taylor talks by cellphone to granddaughter Sally Taylor in Bountiful on Friday, March 27, 2020. Family of residents come to the window to see and talk to them via a cell phone due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Creekside Assisted Living and Senior Center resident Judy Taylor talks by cellphone to granddaughter Sally Taylor in Bountiful on Friday, March 27, 2020. Family of residents come to the window to see and talk to them via a cell phone due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Vivian Stewart, 13, and her mother, Kelly McConkie Stewart, perform for Helen Gygi in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The mother/daughter duo have been performing concerts to not only lift their neighbors’ spirits, but their own as well.
Vivian Stewart, 13, and her mother, Kelly McConkie Stewart, perform for Helen Gygi in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The mother/daughter duo have been performing concerts to not only lift their neighbors’ spirits, but their own as well.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Newlyweds Michael and Stephanie Chaus wave to family and friends participating in a drive-by wedding reception outside of Stephanie’s parents’ home in Cottonwood Heights on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The couple were to marry April 3 in the Jordan River Utah Temple, but their plans changed due to the spread of novel coronavirus.
Newlyweds Michael and Stephanie Chaus wave to family and friends participating in a drive-by wedding reception outside of Stephanie’s parents’ home in Cottonwood Heights on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The couple were to marry April 3 in the Jordan River Utah Temple, but their plans changed due to the spread of novel coronavirus.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Ron and Wendy Van Tienderen, left, participate in the Hosanna Shout as they watch the Sunday morning session of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their children at their home in Millcreek on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
Ron and Wendy Van Tienderen, left, participate in the Hosanna Shout as they watch the Sunday morning session of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their children at their home in Millcreek on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Bishop Oscar Solis hands out a palm at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
Bishop Oscar Solis hands out a palm at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Skateboarders ride on a nearly empty 900 South near 900 East in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
Skateboarders ride on a nearly empty 900 South near 900 East in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Eddie Chavez listens to a song his mother enjoyed while his daughter Karol Chavez, center, and her children Jessedie Chavez, left, and Isaac Chavez, 9, accompany him on a visit to his mother’s cemetery plot on her birthday at Murray City Cemetery on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Eddie Chavez usually visits his mother’s cemetery plot with about 25 members of his family on her birthday, April 11, but he went the following day with only his daughter and grandchildren, who live with him. His sister visited the site Saturday. They have been keeping their distance due to concerns of being considered at high risk of contracting COVID-19. “My sister and I are very close. Wherever I go she goes with me. We get together often as family,” Eddie Chavez said. His sister dropped off homemade masks at the family’s door earlier this week.
Eddie Chavez listens to a song his mother enjoyed while his daughter Karol Chavez, center, and her children Jessedie Chavez, left, and Isaac Chavez, 9, accompany him on a visit to his mother’s cemetery plot on her birthday at Murray City Cemetery on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Eddie Chavez usually visits his mother’s cemetery plot with about 25 members of his family on her birthday, April 11, but he went the following day with only his daughter and grandchildren, who live with him. His sister visited the site Saturday. They have been keeping their distance due to concerns of being considered at high risk of contracting COVID-19. “My sister and I are very close. Wherever I go she goes with me. We get together often as family,” Eddie Chavez said. His sister dropped off homemade masks at the family’s door earlier this week.
Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News
Moviegoers park their cars with at least two open spaces between each vehicle at the Redwood Drive-In Theatre in West Valley City on Friday, May 1, 2020. The drive-in was closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic but has recently reopened.
Moviegoers park their cars with at least two open spaces between each vehicle at the Redwood Drive-In Theatre in West Valley City on Friday, May 1, 2020. The drive-in was closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic but has recently reopened.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Emily Walbeck, left, manager at Lotus Nail Spa in Stansbury Park, applies a full set of acrylics for Sara Young on Friday, May 1, 2020, the first day of eased restrictions meant to stem the spread of COVID-19. Nail salons, gyms and restaurants are among some Utah businesses allowed to open their doors under new guidelines.
Emily Walbeck, left, manager at Lotus Nail Spa in Stansbury Park, applies a full set of acrylics for Sara Young on Friday, May 1, 2020, the first day of eased restrictions meant to stem the spread of COVID-19. Nail salons, gyms and restaurants are among some Utah businesses allowed to open their doors under new guidelines.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
People visit the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The aquarium reopened to guests with entry times beginning at 10 a.m. to the last entry time at 7 p.m., and online ticket purchasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Signs throughout the aquarium encourage visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing.
People visit the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The aquarium reopened to guests with entry times beginning at 10 a.m. to the last entry time at 7 p.m., and online ticket purchasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Signs throughout the aquarium encourage visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News
Elizabeth Montoya, right, delivers food to Macedonia Bonilla who was self-quarantining during the pandemic in the Glendale community of Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 12, 2020.
Elizabeth Montoya, right, delivers food to Macedonia Bonilla who was self-quarantining during the pandemic in the Glendale community of Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 12, 2020.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Carolyn Savage Wright and her husband, David Wright, of Provo tour the Pioneer Children’s Memorial at This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 24, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Days of ’47 parade was canceled, along with other Pioneer Day celebrations. “We do something pioneer related every year on the 24th,” Savage Wright said. “We want our kids to have that kind of courage, that kind of dedication, and that kind of character that was standard among the pioneers.”
Carolyn Savage Wright and her husband, David Wright, of Provo tour the Pioneer Children’s Memorial at This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 24, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Days of ’47 parade was canceled, along with other Pioneer Day celebrations. “We do something pioneer related every year on the 24th,” Savage Wright said. “We want our kids to have that kind of courage, that kind of dedication, and that kind of character that was standard among the pioneers.”
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

The mask debate

Friends and family surprise Nada Stevenson with a drive-by parade in front of her Orem home to celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, March 28, 2020. “I thought nobody can come ’cause of the quarantine, but they found a way to do it. It was very interesting,” Stevenson said. “I’m very blessed with my family.”
Friends and family surprise Nada Stevenson with a drive-by parade in front of her Orem home to celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, March 28, 2020. “I thought nobody can come ’cause of the quarantine, but they found a way to do it. It was very interesting,” Stevenson said. “I’m very blessed with my family.”
Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News
A masked deer looks out on a very slow Mair Street in Park City on Monday, April 27, 2020.
A masked deer looks out on a very slow Mair Street in Park City on Monday, April 27, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Norm Scott, 83, and his wife, Sharon Scott, 79, wait during a layover at Salt Lake City International Airport on their way from Tucson, Ariz., to Ithaca, N.Y., on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Like airports all over the world, Salt Lake’s airport has seen air traffic plummet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Norm Scott, 83, and his wife, Sharon Scott, 79, wait during a layover at Salt Lake City International Airport on their way from Tucson, Ariz., to Ithaca, N.Y., on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Like airports all over the world, Salt Lake’s airport has seen air traffic plummet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Emily Hone leaves Dan’s Fresh Market at 1360 S. Foothill Blvd. in Salt Lake City, after shopping with her children Abigail, left, and John, not pictured, on Monday, June 29, 2020. New signs inform customers that face coverings are now required to enter the store.
Emily Hone leaves Dan’s Fresh Market at 1360 S. Foothill Blvd. in Salt Lake City, after shopping with her children Abigail, left, and John, not pictured, on Monday, June 29, 2020. New signs inform customers that face coverings are now required to enter the store.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Crews unload a shipment of 500,000 protective face masks for Utah students and teachers at the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The masks were delivered by a Boeing Dreamlifter.
Crews unload a shipment of 500,000 protective face masks for Utah students and teachers at the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The masks were delivered by a Boeing Dreamlifter.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Retired Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando poses for a portrait in his mask that he wears for kids at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. During the event, which encouraged Utahns to wear face masks to stop the spread of COVID 19, Salt Lake County elected officials, health care experts, business leaders, nonprofit representatives, team mascots and Real Salt Lake representatives gathered to show their support for #MaskUpUtah and share who they wear their masks for.
Retired Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando poses for a portrait in his mask that he wears for kids at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. During the event, which encouraged Utahns to wear face masks to stop the spread of COVID 19, Salt Lake County elected officials, health care experts, business leaders, nonprofit representatives, team mascots and Real Salt Lake representatives gathered to show their support for #MaskUpUtah and share who they wear their masks for.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Pearl Boatright, Salt Lake County fiscal coordinator, and Linda Broussard, Salt Lake County Library senior human resources coordinator, organize face mask kits at the Viridian Library in West Jordan on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Each kit contains supplies to make 20 masks. Salt Lake County and Stitching Hearts Worldwide have partnered to make 250,000 face masks with the help of volunteers.
Pearl Boatright, Salt Lake County fiscal coordinator, and Linda Broussard, Salt Lake County Library senior human resources coordinator, organize face mask kits at the Viridian Library in West Jordan on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Each kit contains supplies to make 20 masks. Salt Lake County and Stitching Hearts Worldwide have partnered to make 250,000 face masks with the help of volunteers.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Cotton masks by Danielle Susi are on display as part of the exhibit “From Before to Now,” a show featuring 35 Utah artists under the age of 35, at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The museum, which closed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened Wednesday.
Cotton masks by Danielle Susi are on display as part of the exhibit “From Before to Now,” a show featuring 35 Utah artists under the age of 35, at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The museum, which closed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened Wednesday.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee speaks with residents prior Utah County Commission meeting in Provo on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The commission was scheduled to vote on a letter asking Ralph Clegg, executive director of the Utah County Health Department, to give Utah County “compassionate exemptions” to Gov. Gary Herbert’s mask mandate for K-12 schools. However, the meeting was cut short after Tanner Ainge, the commission’s chairman, made a motion to continue the meeting at a later date, saying it violated several public health directives issued by the state and county. The motion to reschedule passed 2-1, bringing boos from protesters.
Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee speaks with residents prior Utah County Commission meeting in Provo on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The commission was scheduled to vote on a letter asking Ralph Clegg, executive director of the Utah County Health Department, to give Utah County “compassionate exemptions” to Gov. Gary Herbert’s mask mandate for K-12 schools. However, the meeting was cut short after Tanner Ainge, the commission’s chairman, made a motion to continue the meeting at a later date, saying it violated several public health directives issued by the state and county. The motion to reschedule passed 2-1, bringing boos from protesters.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The front line

University of Utah Hospital staff clap and wave as firetrucks circle through the entrance of the Salt Lake City hospital during a first responder vehicle parade to honor health care workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic aon Monday, April 27, 2020. Firetrucks, ambulances and police vehicles flashed emergency lights and sounded their sirens as they drove past the hospital.
University of Utah Hospital staff clap and wave as firetrucks circle through the entrance of the Salt Lake City hospital during a first responder vehicle parade to honor health care workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic aon Monday, April 27, 2020. Firetrucks, ambulances and police vehicles flashed emergency lights and sounded their sirens as they drove past the hospital.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News
University of Utah Hospital nurse Nikole Ihler waves as Hill Air Force Base’s 388th Fighter Wing fly over the hospital.
Nikole Ihler, a nurse in the labor and delivery department at University of Utah Hospital, waves as Hill Air Force Base’s 388th Fighter Wing fly in formation over the hospital in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 30, 2020. The flyover was a “thank you” to health care workers, first responders, military members and essential personnel, as well as those who are staying home to help “flatten the curve” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
The Air Force F-35A Lightning II demonstration team performs a flyover above Salt Lake City, on a path covering a large swath of the state, to salute front-line COVID-19 workers on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
The Air Force F-35A Lightning II demonstration team performs a flyover above Salt Lake City, on a path covering a large swath of the state, to salute front-line COVID-19 workers on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
A worker walks in front of the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 29, 2020. The facility has had a COVID-19 outbreak.
A worker walks in front of the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 29, 2020. The facility has had a COVID-19 outbreak.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Cara Martinez takes a photo of Illyana Martinez and Emma Morgan as Tristan Morgan drives them through “Light the Rio T,” a drive-thru light show, outside Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Cara Martinez takes a photo of Illyana Martinez and Emma Morgan as Tristan Morgan drives them through “Light the Rio T,” a drive-thru light show, outside Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Monday, May 4, 2020. The show, which features 1 million LED lights synchronized to music had a free preview night for front-line health care workers.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
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