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Gov. Herbert Continues To Urge Utahns To Follow COVID Guidelines

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert used Spanish-language translators on Tuesday to encourage residents to follow COVID-19 guidelines outlined by the state. He said most Utahns are taking the pandemic seriously but worries some in the state may find it confusing to keep up with the new and updated restrictions.

21 of the state's 29 counties currently fall within the highest level of COVID-19 transmission. Herbert said in those areas' masks are required for public gatherings and that gatherings should be limited to 10 or fewer people.

Herbert also said if asked by medical care experts to invoke a plan to assist overwhelmed medical facilities, he would. The state's Crisis Standards of Care plan is a list of procedures for medical providers to follow in the case of an emergency that overwhelms medical facilities.


At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.