Situational awareness – July 17, 2020

Good morning from Salt Lake City

Let’s Friday!


109 Days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)

187 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)

192 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:

  • The U.S. sets another daily record for coronavirus cases. 
  • A White House document says Utah is in the “red zone” for coronavirus and should reinstate restrictions.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert says he will change the state’s Covid-19 guidance to allow Salt Lake City schools to open. 
  • GOP candidate Burgess Owens appeared on a QAnon webcast.


Today’s question comes from Mike Mower:

What musical did State Senator Deidre Henderson and Salt Lake County Council Member Aimee Winder Newton co-star in while they were students at Bennion Junior High?

Send your guesses to me at [email protected]

We will select a winner at random who gets to ask next week’s question. 

Good luck!

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