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Provo Mayor Vetoes Mask Mandate; Override Vote Expected

The mayor of Provo, Utah has rejected a proposed city ordinance mandating people wear facial coverings indoors and outdoors in public areas and at large gatherings during the pandemic.

The Daily Herald reported that Mayor Michelle Kaufusi vetoed the mandate. She argued she didn’t think it was necessary to have a law to force people to wear masks. The Municipal Council is expected to have the super majority vote needed to override the veto, which would mean the ordinance would be implemented ahead of the new school year at Brigham Young University that starts on Monday.