In the days after Moab began shutting down businesses and instructing residents to isolate themselves amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 549 Grand County residents filed for unemployment insurance benefits, according to the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
Gov. Gary Herbert in a press conference this week said “the best minds in Utah” are developing a three-phase action plan to deal with the potentially deadly COVID-19 outbreak and the dire economic fallout that has resulted from its spread.
The Child Care Task Force has created a new program called One Utah Child Care to meet the needs of essential employees, such as health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online tool for parents to register is now available and services began Monday, March 30, according to Tracy Gruber, who discussed the issue during a press conference Monday.
There’s not a lot of traffic on the Moab Daily these days, but once the COVID-19 virus is knocked down and people renew their love affair with this 13-mile stretch of the Colorado River, they will enjoy a much-improved Take Out Beach.
Concerns regarding transmitting COVID-19 through the use of reusable grocery bags at City Market — and everywhere else in Moab — have prompted store manager Brendon Cameron to encourage people to use the store’s recyclable paper bags for their groceries.
Hair and beauty salons, nail salons, barbershops, tattoo shops, massage and tanning facilities must close as part of a revised public health order the Southeast Utah Health Department issued April 1 with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an incident that could have ended badly, a suspected impaired driver was arrested Friday on a felony charge of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, and several misdemeanor charges, including DUI and assault on a peace officer.
The Bureau of Land Management’s plans to possibly lease two parcels in the shadow of Sand Flats Recreation Area for oil and gas exploration were dashed last month after local government leaders successfully lobbied for their removal from July’s lease sales.
How does one deal with rising levels of anxiety in times like these?
With everyone participating or watching from home or some other location outside a city hall vacated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Moab City Council in a 5-0 vote approved a resolution that effectively cancels plans to build a downtown parking structure.
Local daycare operators are running out of toilet paper. They have no cleaning supplies to sanitize surfaces their young charges touch. They have learned on the fly to be “creative” with meal preparation as staples such as peanut butter, bread, potatoes and oatmeal are in desperately short supply.
A man from Massachusetts begins to hike Grandstaff Trail early Monday morning. He was one of only a handful of people at one of the area’s most popular trails, which is usually packed in the spring.