“Today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced ‘A Mask for Every Utahn,’ a public-private partnership to provide a free face mask to Utahns who don’t have one. Masks, along with social distancing, will play an important role as more people return to work and everyday activities, and we all work to reactivate the Utah economy. The state of Utah, through an arrangement with the Utah Manufacturers Association and Cotopaxi, purchased two million face masks to help protect the health of Utahns during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s order for masks helped employ over 200 Utahns by keeping local manufacturers open. The federal CARES Act provided funding for the masks.”
So because of the recent things going on and because of the virus outbreak the governor is just helping by making masks more available in the population and that is just going one step into the right direction. Now it really depends if it works or not based on if people are actually going to use masks when they leave the house now. Hopefully together we can end this thing before the next year of school begins. There are people out there trying to stop this whole thing, and you should too. This should just be until it dies off, or a vaccine is made for it anyways.
“Any Utahn can request a mask at coronavirus.utah.gov/mask.Masks will also be distributed to first responders through the state’s emergency management offices. Due to expected significant demand, residents should not take or request masks if they already have access to one, and should not collect multiple masks for future use or to give or sell to others. “In the coming weeks, masks will also be available to underserved populations through nonprofits, especially those that operate food service programs, and at grocery and convenience stores willing to distribute them. Nonprofits and stores interested in partnering with the state should send an email to email@example.com.”
By: Elizabeth.Jensen B1