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SLC mayor terminates Executive Order that required the wearing of masks in city buildings, cars

Mar 1, 2022, 5:46 PM | Updated: Mar 2, 2022, 7:46 am
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Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed the termination of Executive Order No. 3 on Tuesday. The Executive Order required the wearing of masks in city buildings and vehicles. (Photo: Kelli Pierce)
(Photo: Kelli Pierce)

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed the termination of Executive Order No.3 on Tuesday that required the wearing of masks in city buildings and vehicles.

The termination comes following a decline in COVID-19 case counts, and at the advice of the Salt Lake County Health Department and the CDC

On July 28, 2021, Mayor Mendenhall signed Executive Order No. 3 to help protect the public against contracting COVID-19, or any of its variants. Executive Order No. 3 was issued in connection with the then-in-effect guidance from the CDC. 

On Feb. 25, 2022, the CDC issued new guidelines regarding masks due to the declining COVID-19 case counts. The new guidelines state that individuals in “low” or “medium” communities are no longer required to wear masks.

Salt Lake County is a “medium” risk community, according to the CDC.

The termination of the order is effective immediately.

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