Governor Herbert Looking Out For Rural Areas With No State Wide Mask Mandate
Governor Gary Herbert is still resisting a statewide face mask order despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases reported in Utah. Herbert said during his monthly press conference yesterday that some rural parts of the state would see no benefit if he implemented a statewide mask order.
The governor received more questions about his reluctance to issue such an order after announcing that the state set a new record yesterday by recording 11-hundred-98 positive COVID-19 tests. Herbert said the epicenter of the new cases are Orem and Provo, and he called on leaders there to unite and focus on stopping the spread of the virus.
Herbert said he's been talking with Utah Education Association to discuss ways to make classrooms safer and force school districts to comply with COVID-19 safety rules.