SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Governor Herbert and Dr. Angela Dunn updated Utah’s pandemic situation. Masks for children and teachers this fall were mandated and the Governor asks that we try harder to knock down Utah’s rolling infection rate.

The Governor implored Utahns to care for each other, to be more careful, wear a face-covering, he did not mandate this, he is asking for Utahns to do it themselves. He said it gives Utahns and chance to show the character he knows we have.

The Utah Department of Health reported 601 additional cases of COVID-19 Thursday, July 9. The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 585 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 9.9%