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Masks Still Required In All Salt Lake County Buildings, Even After Statewide Mandate Ends

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson announced on Tuesday that masks will be required in all county buildings, even after the statewide mask mandate ends on Saturday. According to a report from KUTV, Wilson has expressed concerns about the mask mandate ending because only about one-third of Salt Lake County residents have been vaccinated so far. 


A county-wide mask mandate can’t be implemented by just the mayor — the Salt Lake County Council must give its approval. That body is expected to hear from the county’s health director this week and they will move forward from there.


Wilson has continued to encourage residents to continue wearing masks anywhere in public until enough people can be vaccinated.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!