Week in Review | April 13 - April 19
1. Avoid the Plunger. "Flushable" wipes have become a problem in clogging our sewer lines. Other items that don't break down in the sewers include paper towels, shop towels, hygiene products and diapers. Remember this helps keep the city's pipes flowing, as well as your own plumbing.
2. School Bells Silenced—For Now. To continue slowing the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gary Herbert announced the soft closure of Utah’s schools through the rest of the school year.
3. Conversations with Kaufusi—COVID-19 Series. Perched high atop lifeguard chairs, Mayor Kaufusi and Scott Henderson, our parks and recreations director, talked about winning Best of State and the many precautions taken by his department in the wake of COVID-19. These videos, as well as the rest of the series, can be found on covid19.provo.org.
4. TestUtah.Com. Doing their part to “Crush the Curve,” Silicon Slopes and the Utah Health Department are offering four mobile test sites, including one at the Provo Towne Center. If you have ANY of the following six symptoms, the State wants you to get tested: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, a decreased sense of taste and smell and sore throat. Visit testutah.com for more information and to take the online assessment.
5. Parks & Recreation Is Best in State. In the words of the indomitable Leslie Knope, “There's nothing we can't do if we work hard, never sleep and skirt all other responsibilities in our lives.” That sentiment best describes the work ethic and creativity of our Parks and Recreation team, named as Best of State for outstanding delivery of parks and recreation services and facilities!
6. Quarantine Classic Car Cruise Was a Hit. We all needed a fun, outdoor diversion! The Quarantine Classic Car Cruise brought back the good old days, first with 200 classic cars, including the Utah-made Venderhall; and second, with safe entertainment for an outside-starved public.
“That was so cool! Thank you so much! We haven’t done anything in the last month and that just made my week.”
“This was a great idea with great cars. I hope to see more of these. Thank you.”
“It was great! Lots of variety of cars. We took my husband’s car and had fun honking and waving at others”
7. Music to Our Ears. Provo is nationally known for our eclectic music scene. Two events helped showcase the talent we have in our community while raising money for struggling artists who are unable to perform due to music venue closures.
- The Quarantine Concert Series had a night dedicated to you—whether you were a little bit rock or country. All donations raised support Musicares.
- #SupportProvoMusic organized a live streaming concert in collaboration with @thestartupbuilding. Donations went to participating bands and Velour Live Music Gallery.
8. The Great Utah ShakeOut—For Practice and For Real. A 4.2 aftershock from the Magna quake served as the precursor for Utah’s annual earthquake drill. Did you practice the proper procedure of “Drop, cover and hold?”
This is also a great reminder to sign up for our Emergency Notification System. If you haven't signed up for emergency alerts, go to alerts.utahcounty.gov to subscribe now!