Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 29, 2020
State launches COVID-19 campaign aimed at 15-24 year olds

‘If you want to stay at school, avoid the rona’ 

The state of Utah is responding to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases with a public awareness campaign for 15 to 24 year olds.

Meanwhile, in Tooele County there have been 786 positive cases of the virus throughout the course of the pandemic, with 35 hospitalizations, according to a report released on Monday by the Tooele County Health Department.

It is unknown how many individuals from the county are hospitalized because of the virus.

There have been no deaths of Tooele County residents attributed to COVID-19 at this time.

On September 24, there were 762 positive cases of the virus, with 34 hospitalizations and no deaths.

According to the report, there are two active cases of COVID-19 in Tooele County School District schools and one active case in charter or private schools in the county.

Throughout Utah, there have been 71,442 positive cases of the virus with 54,530 recovered cases, and 3,757 individuals hospitalized, with 167 of those currently hospitalized.

There have been 453 deaths in Utah since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the report.

817,461 Utahns have been tested for the virus.

The state of Utah has responded to the spike in COVID-19 cases by releasing a public awareness campaign for 15 to 24-year olds, according to Amy Bate with the Tooele County Health Department.

Teens and young adults make up a large portion in the increase of cases, according to Bate.

The campaign is running on social media, digital billboards, and college campuses, with the hashtags #ronalert #avoidtherona.

Included in the campaign is the slogan, “If you want to stay at school, avoid the rona.”

The campaign then states that in order for students to remain in school they must follow social distancing practices, wear a mask, and wash their hands often.

The website for the campaign has a link as to where students can get tested for the virus and when they should quarantine themselves if they were exposed.

The main agenda of the campaign is to keep schools open.

The campaign can be found at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/rona.

 

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