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Utah Governor Meets With Lawmakers To Discuss Mask Mandate

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is considering issuing a statewide mask mandate after discussing the issue with state legislators this week. The Republican governor raised the possibility of a statewide order last week as the state has continued experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Fox 13 reports Herbert held a virtual meeting with House Speaker Brad Wilson and Senate President J. Stuart Adams on Tuesday to discuss a potential state measure. Herbert is also facing mounting pressure from the Utah Hospital Association which sent a letter Tuesday urging the legislative leadership to require Utah residents to wear masks.