Granite district says n95 masks given to them by the state are being used
SALT LAKE CITY — In August, taxpayers footed the bill for more than two million N95 face masks for students in grades K-12 in the state. And Overall, the state has 665,790 students enrolled for the fall semester.
Happy back to school! As many Utah students begin to return to the classroom, we want to keep them as safe as possible from COVID-19. That’s why we’re sending out more than 1 million higher-quality masks to school districts. 1/ pic.twitter.com/oZEDPKLgNH
— Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox (@GovCox) August 16, 2021
Are the masks being utilized? KSL NewsRadio hosts Dave and Dujanovic asked Ben Horsley, spokesperson for the Granite School District to find out what he knows.
“The masks, which we are so appreciative of, that the state provided under Governor Cox? The answer is yes,” he said.
“Did that impact increased mask-wearing in Granite School District or any other district? I can’t speak for other districts, but the state did send us these masks.”
Horsley said that students in their district already had access to masks before the extra masks sent by the state in August. “But we publicized if they wanted better n95 masks we could provide up to one a week.”
He says he’s heard nothing but appreciation from families about the n95 masks provided by the state, and added that while he feels comfortable with having enough stock to last throughout the remainder of the school year, they will always accept more.
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