Gov. Herbert

With Thanksgiving a week away, Governor Herbert provided updated guidelines for holiday gatherings this week

To address hospital overcrowding as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the state of Utah, Gov. Gary Herbert issued a new state of emergency on Sunday night. The order includes a state-wide mask mandate and limits all casual gatherings to members of the same household for the next two weeks. 

Blue and white face masks

According to an audit from the state auditor’s office released earlier this week, Utah was insufficiently prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic and that the chain of command was unclear as the emergency unfolded.