RadioACTive: March 24, 2020

  • March 24, 2020
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Governor Herbert debuts #UtahLeadsTogether plan to deal with coronavirus and get the economy going again. Comunidades Unidas and its efforts to get COVID-19 information to immigrants. SLC Mayor and Silicon Slopes on the economic impact of the virus, and more

Tonight’s lineup:

Daily coronavirus update with Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist at the Utah Department of Health. For the latest COVID-19 information, be sure to visit

Community Co-Host Amy Dominguez and RA Host Lara Jones talked with Shandra Benito for an update on the work of the Salt Lake Valley COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group. Questions, updates or want to get involved?

Maria Montes of Comunidades Unidas, a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1999 to serve the LatinX community in Utah. Montes said the only ID required at a COVID-19 testing center is something with a picture and date of birth so that persons may be referred for treatment if necessary. Immigration status is irrelevant to getting tested.

  • From CU’s Facebook page: Todos somos parte de esta comunidad, el estado de Utah requiere de tu apoyo siguiendo las recomendaciones que el Departamento de Salud y los hospitales como el de la Universidad de Utah estan dando. Estar en casa y salir solo a lo necesario; lavarse las manos con agua y jabon y no saludar de beso en estos momentos seran pasos grandes que puedes apoyar para evitar el contagio de este virus. Nosotros somos la solucion! El número de teléfono temporal para preguntas relacionadas con el coronavirus (COVID-19) es 1-844-442-5224. Te atenderan en Español.

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall talked about resources the Capital City is offering small businesses to , as well as the status of city services.

Clint Betts of Silicon Slopes, which is rallying Utah’s tech community.

Governor Gary Herbert held a virtual press conference to release the Utah Leads Together plan. RadioACTive shared remarks from Gov. Herbert and Natalie Gochnour, director of The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, and a member of the Governor’s Economic Response Task Force.

  • Click here to watch the Economic Response Task Force Press Conference
  • Click here to read the Utah Leads Together plan

Salt Lake City singer-songwriter Angie Petty of the Utah Musicians’ Network for Women. Petty made a “Quarantine/Earthquake” playlist on Spotify featuring local musicians. Click here to listen. She also shared “With Ü,” by her band, Petty Plus.

Although we’re practicing social distancing at KRCL, the RadioACTive Team is working remotely to bring you updates on the Coronavirus in Utah, as well as how folks in our communities are reacting. In fact, YOU can help us by sharing your experience and concerns:

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