pandemic

Airflow study in Science Advances

U engineers discovered how to reduce COVID-19 infection probability in musicians by a factor of 100 via studies with the Utah Symphony and Opera.


This is how a pandemic ends

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over for the U.S. until it’s over for the globe.


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.


Echoes of a pandemic through headlines

Newspapers show how face coverings, quarantines and closed public venues were a part of life during the 1918 influenza pandemic in the new Marriott Library digital exhibit.


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.


graphic shows person exhausted by hearing about coronavirus constantly

U introduces two new courses focused on COVID-19

Courses explore communication challenges and mathematical modeling of the pandemic.


Physicists test coronavirus particles against temperature, humidity

One of the biggest unknowns about the coronavirus is how changing seasons will affect its spread. U physicists have received the university’s first COVID-19-related grant to tackle the question.