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Gov. Cox Shares Photo Of ‘More Than 1 Million’ Masks Headed To Utah Schools

On Monday evening, Governor Spencer Cox tweeted a photo showing boxes containing over a million masks in a warehouse before they are shipped out to Utah schools. Coxs say they are “sending out more than 1 million higher-quality masks to school districts” because they want to keep students safe as they return to the classroom. Cox says surgical-style masks for kids are included and will begin arriving at districts as early as Tuesday.


Grand County is the only school district in Utah that requires students to wear masks. Masks are optional in all other districts.

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!