Utah’s faith leaders encouraging face coverings
Utah's faith leaders are urging their members to wear a mask anytime they are in public.
Reverend Monica Dobbins of the First Unitarian Church says masks may not be talked about in religious texts, but the principle behind wearing them is.
Dobbins and more than two dozen religious leaders signed a letter released by Governor Herbert's office yesterday.
In the letter, members of faiths ranging from Mormons to Catholics to Buddhists are urged to wear masks, observe social distancing and take other action to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The letter says each faith is praying for the pandemic to end, but that there must also be actions taken to help get to that goal.
Reverend Dobbins says mask wearing could be considered a religious value if you look deeper into the reasons you should do so.