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Utah Relaxes Gathering Restrictions Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will relax restrictions on social gatherings ahead of Thanksgiving weekend. An increased number of hospitalizations has prompted doctors and public health officials to advise against attending large holiday gatherings. Herbert says he will not extend his previous order that required people to limit social gatherings to people in their immediate household. He recommended masks, social distancing and smaller gatherings for the holiday. The state’s mask mandate will remain in place. In Utah, 1 in 135 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past week, and the state is ranked 10th in the country for new cases per capita.