KZMU News: Thursday March 26, 2020

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The Southeast Utah Health Department has formally asked the Acting Superintendent of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks to implement an indefinite closure. If the parks are closed, they would join a growing list of National Parks shuttering to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the recently shut Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks near Jackson Hole. And, Colorado Governor Jared Polis issues a statewide ‘stay at home’ order as social distancing efforts in the state are not as effective as hoped. Plus, interviews with the Housing Authority of Southeastern Utah on a new financial assistance resource guide, Seekhaven Family Crisis & Resource Center as they address new and pressing challenges, and Moab Solutions gearing up to serve more emergency needs. Tune in.

Show Notes:

News is constantly changing related to local preparedness and COVID-19. KZMU has a community resource page on our website updated multiple times throughout the day. It has the latest on needs and assistance, medical recommendations, and local media coverage. Find it at

Colorado Governor Issues ‘Stay at Home’ Order (00:00 – 3:00 min)…stay-at-home-order/

Health Departments, Elected Officials urge National Parks to Shut Down (3:00 – 5:00 min)…ounce-shut-downs/…VUnubq9qtN989J3TLU…73528ad02b.html

Coronavirus Outbreak Tests Resilience of Western Water Workforce (5:00 – 6:00 min)…rn-water-workforce

Financial Assistance Resource Guide, Housing Authority of Southeastern Utah’s Jenna Whetzel Interview (6:00 – 17:00 min)…CM1Td5WpJlGKU5OY

Seekhaven Family Crisis & Resource Center, Deputy Director Abby Taylor Interview (17:00 – 25:00 min)

Moab Solutions, Executive Director Sara Melnicoff Interview (25:00 – 30:00 min)

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