News Clips for April 28, 2020

University of Utah prepares for its first virtual graduation on Thursday

The U.’s Class of 2020 includes 8,628 graduates, who range in age from an 18-year-old who has earned a graduate degree to 69-year-olds graduating with bachelor’s and graduate degrees.

‘Social Distancing’ parade honors caregivers

Dozen of Utahn’s gathered Monday morning to honor healthcare workers on the front line of COVID-19 pandemic. The procession route included a host of first-responders such as police, firetrucks and ambulances that flashed emergency lights and sound sirens sending a “thank you” to the health care staff.

State leaders to launch program to protect minorities from coronavirus

State lawmakers are preparing to launch the COVID-19 Response Program to help underserved populations in our community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Utah-based ARUP launches nationwide COVID-19 antibody testing

ARUP Laboratories in the University of Utah's Research Park has become a leader in testing for COVID-19 both in Utah and the United States. It has the capabilities to test for the disease itself as well as antibodies to determine if someone has contracted COVID-19.