Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Local agencies help assemble the BLU-MED tent at Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah, March 14, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Emergency Services, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15.

See the related stories at the bottom of this page for five honorable mention stories.

Here & there: Everything is canceled

Photo illustration. | Photo by Pixelbay, St. George News

FEATURE — Church is canceled. The NBA is canceled. My son’s middle school production of “Newsies” is canceled. Heck, even Broadway is canceled. As in, THE Broadway. I’m not complaining about the cancellations. I get it – it’s all about flattening out that curve so when COVID-19 comes to our communities, our health care systems won’t be overwhelmed.

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Toiletries and other shelf stable goods continue to fly off shelves at local stores

Empty shelves at the Bluff street Smith’s location, St. George, Utah, March 13, 2020 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — As people prepare to possibly self-isolate in their homes as result of COVID-19, they are beginning to buy up mass amounts of shelf stable and frozen goods.

At Costco in St. George, people were walking out with their carts full while various other grocery stores in St. George and Washington are out of rice and other canned items.

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Local agencies chip in to help set up tents for additional ER space at Dixie Regional Medical Center

The BLU-MED tent at DRMC expands their emergency room capacity and capabilities, St. George, Utah, March 14, 2020 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — On Saturday, multiple local agencies came together to help set up tent additions onto the Dixie Regional Medical Center emergency room. The tent is a move towards preparedness for the new COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Southern Utah family photographer wins prestigious imaging award 

The winning family portrait done by Heather Cook, Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Heather Cook, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A Southern Utah-based photographer who specializes in family portraiture recently received top honors in the Grand Imaging Awards for her portrait of an extended family shot in Snow Canyon State Park.

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Despite report, no confirmed COVID-19 infection in Southern Utah 

Photo illustration of the COVID-19,Coronavirus. | Illustration by ktsimage/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Despite a report in the Salt Lake Tribune, there has not been the first confirmed case of a patient with COVID-19 in St. George or Southern Utah.

The newspaper said that the first confirmed case in Southern Utah was reported. However, the state has only adjusted its numbers to include St. George resident Mark Jorgensen.

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