Statewide mask mandate ends tonight

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. – After almost a year of including masks in the repertoire of things to bring when leaving the house, Summit county announced yesterday that it will not be extending the statewide mask mandate ending April 9 at 11:59 pm.

In yesterday’s press release the County said, “We thank the public for their commitment to getting vaccinated and for following health guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Summit County. Our current outlook is a result of your diligent efforts and sacrifices.”

The statewide mask mandate was announced on June 26, 2020, approved by Governor Gary Herbert, to begin the following day at 12:01 am.

“The public is encouraged to continue health measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities: frequently sanitizing hands and high-touch surfaces and social distancing in public areas, especially indoors,” the County said.

The mandate may be lifted, but businesses and restaurants can still require masks for guests, call ahead to see what protocols they will be implementing.

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