Situational awareness – July 23, 2020

Good morning from Salt Lake City

Let’s Thursday!


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

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

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

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

  • Congress gets a good start on a coronavirus relief bill.
  • Gov. Herbert again asks Utahns to wear a mask in public but stopped short of mandating the practice.
  • The U.S. government cut a nearly $2 billion deal for millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine.


We won’t publish a newsletter on Friday due to the Pioneer Day holiday. 

We’ll return bright and early on Monday, July 27th.


Since we’re taking tomorrow off, we’re bringing you our weekly trivia contest a day early. 

Today’s question is courtesy of Mike Winder who brings us a very timely query:

Which President of the United States attended the Days of ’47 Rodeo on Pioneer Day in Salt Lake City?

Send your answers to me at [email protected]. We’ll select a winner at random from the correct answers.

Good luck!

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