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Utah Protest Says Mask Mandates Curtail Civil Liberties

A few hundred people demonstrated in Utah on Wednesday to protest face covering requirements they said curtail civil liberties. The Daily Herald reported that protesters in Orem walked around without masks carrying signs that said “Don’t Mask Our Kids.” Healthcare executives and infectious disease experts have repeatedly told state and Utah County officials that wearing masks is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. Those officials also say they aren’t harmful to those with respiratory-related medical conditions. The state recorded 327 total confirmed coronavirus deaths and 421 newly reported cases Wednesday.