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Salt Lake City Council extends mayor’s mask mandate for schools

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Salt Lake City, Utah — The Salt Lake City Council has voted to extend the mask mandate for schools within city limits.

The council extended the local emergency for COVID-19, In a vote on Tuesday night

The council opted to extend the K-12 mask mandate for the Salt Lake City School District until March 28, 2022.

Earlier this year, Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued an emergency order imposing the mask requirement.

The county council voted to overturn it after the Salt Lake County Health Department sought a mask requirement for all schools within its jurisdiction.

In order to impose her own mask requirement, the mayor utilized emergency powers.

 

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