California will allow places of worship to hold services with up to 100 attendees as part of new reopening measures

California released new state guidelines on Monday allowing places of worship to reopen with limited capacity. According to the guidelines, places of worship must adhere to new rules put in place, which include implementing a COVID-19 prevention plan, heightening cleaning protocols, and enforcing social distancing. California’s Department of Public Health said it would revisit these […]

Marking Memorial Day amid coronavirus: Utahns break with tradition, but still honor fallen soldiers

A large American flag is flown on Main Street during a daylong drive-by tribute for veterans throughout Heber City on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News HEBER CITY — During a holiday typically marked by memorial services, pancake breakfasts and family gatherings, Utahns fanned across the state Monday to […]

University of Utah plans to resume in-person learning this fall

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Utah System of Higher Education expected to announce systemwide plans this week SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah plans to resume on-campus classes this fall, albeit with modifications to ensure safety of students, employees and visitors. U. spokesman Christopher Nelson said the university is working on multiple scenarios […]

Virgin Orbit’s inaugural rocket launch fails

Virgin Orbit, the company founded by Richard Branson with the aim of launching smaller satellites, tried unsuccessfully on Monday to launch a rocket off the coast of Southern California. It was the company’s first test launch of a new rocket, which had been in development for five years, The Associated Press reports. The rocket was […]

Pandemic could shorten Salt Lake airport rebuild by 2 years, save $300M

Installation of Gordon Huether’s “The Canyon” has started as construction continues at the new Salt Lake International Airport in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 22, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — When the global COVID-19 pandemic nearly turned the Salt Lake City International Airport into a ghost town, officials overseeing […]