msn.com 18 Sep, 2020 03:00 am

Utah County leader says BYU needs 'to step up' against rising COVID-19 counts

Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie said the county’s new coronavirus cases tracked near or below the county’s share of Utah’s population — roughly 20%. Caption: KUTV: Brian Mullahy reports Then school started. “Since school came back in, we’ve seen in a ginormous uptick,” said Ivie. “From what I’m seeing in the numbers, it’s primarily BYU. “ Ivie said the Y “has got to step up” in the coronavirus fight, and suspend students who don’t follow...

Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie said the county’s new coronavirus cases tracked near or below the county’s share of Utah’s population — roughly 20%.Caption: KUTV: Brian Mullahy reports{{ }} “Since school came back in, we’ve seen in a ginormous uptick,” said Ivie.“ Ivie said the Y “has got to step up” in the coronavirus fight, and suspend students who don’t follow safety policies, or hold their grades.“ p Utah County’s health director said an emergency meeting will be held on Friday with county leaders and mayors, and more mask mandates — beyond Provo City limits—will be on the table.

Commissioner Ivie, who recently announced he is gay, lost his bid for reelection in the June primary.p In response, BYU reiterated Thursday it’s already disciplined 15 students for safety violations, including “suspension or restrictions from on-campus participation.

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