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A massive line of cars wait in traffic to enter Zion National Park in the southern part of Utah in the United States. Midway in the line of traffic is a sign with the park’s name on it. In the background is a cliff of red rocks that the region is known for. Green trees tower over the cars.

The rise of ‘Zoom Towns’ in the rural west

COVID-19 has accelerated a trend of rapid growth in western gateway communities. This “amenity migration” is causing urgent planning challenges.


We need your help

We ask that you increase your efforts to follow the best public health practices for safe, healthy behavior during the pandemic.


U launches asymptomatic random testing program

The program will help determine prevalence of COVID-19 on campus and identify any outbreak hotspots.


A woman doctor wearing a face mask looks through the window at a woman who may have COVID-19 at a drive-up testing site.

Face covering myths debunked

Addressing the common misconceptions about face coverings using scientific evidence.


An empty symphony stage with one scientist in the middle measuring air flow.

Blowin’ in the wind

University of Utah engineers conduct air flow study to help Utah Symphony musicians stay safe from COVID-19.


Do debates change people’s minds?

The latest issue of University of Utah Magazine is hot off the presses. Check out the features, including investigating if debates change people’s minds, a COVID-19 timeline and how the U responded to an earthquake in the middle of a pandemic.


First daily surveillance of emerging COVID-19 hotspots

As COVID-19 outbreaks sweep across communities, local officials are forced into a whack-a-mole approach to battling the virus. Geographers hope a new method will provide timely data to inform public policy.


graphic features face mask, airpods, paper and pencil, backpack and reads, "#CheckOnYourUCrew

Check on your U crew: Back to school Q&A

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Fall 2020 Semester.


Aerial photo of the John R. Park Building at the University of Utah

4 lessons learned from COVID-19

U President Ruth Watkins shares her insights on constructing a vibrant, equitable and affordable future for higher education.


Recovered, but uncertain

Clement Chow found himself on the leading edge of a tidal wave as one of the first COVID-19 cases in Utah.