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Provo Municipal Council Issues Mask Mandate; Veto Expected

City officials in Utah have unanimously passed an ordinance in Provo mandating people wear facial coverings indoors and outdoors in public areas and at large gatherings during the pandemic. 

The Daily Herald reported that the Provo Municipal Council voted Tuesday during its second special public meeting on the citywide mandate. People who violate the ordinance will receive a $500 citation fee. However, Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi announced plans to veto the mandate. She is arguing against creating a law. Kaufusi will now have 15 days to either sign or veto the ordinance. If she does nothing, the mandate will take effect at the end of the 15 days.