Utah governor extends face mask mandate in all state facilities until further notice

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Executive order requires mask wearing in facilities that include liquor stores, higher education offices

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Governor Gary Herbert has extended his order requiring face masks at state-run buildings that include liquor stores and higher education offices until further notice.

In an executive order sent out by the Governor’s office, he also issued an Executive Order
moving Salt Lake County to the Low Level of Restriction Status, or Yellow and Sevier County to the Minimal Level of Restriction Status, or Green.

The face mask orders started back in June amid a “concerning” surge of new coronavirus cases. This is now the third extension since the order were put in place.

The governor called wearing a face mask is a very “effective and low-cost” way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during a press conference held in June.

“As we relax restrictions, our personal responsibility should not loosen — as we eliminate restriction. In fact, our personal responsibility, if anything, should be dialed up. We should be more concerned as we interact with each other more commonly as we’ve done in the past,” said Herbert.

Herbert said face masks are an important aspect of personal responsibility.

“Personal responsibility is not just looking out for yourself. It’s looking out for those around you too,” said Herbert.

You can read the full executives order below:

View the order on restrictions here.

View the order on face maks here.

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