CORONAVIRUS

State Launches ‘A Mask For Every Utahn’ Program

Apr 28, 2020, 2:33 PM | Updated: 4:28 pm

Gov. Gary Herbert conducts a press briefing while wearing a face mask on April 7, 2020....

Gov. Gary Herbert conducts a press briefing while wearing a face mask on April 7, 2020.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Coronavirus Task Force announced the “A Mask For Every Utahn” program to help get masks to those who do not have access to them.

The one-time program will create two million masks and is funded by the CARES Act, officials said. All masks will be made by manufacturing companies in Utah.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox announced the program during the state’s daily COVID-19 update on Tuesday. Gov. Gary Herbert also announced the state will transition from a high-risk level to moderate risk on Friday, May 1.

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Masks can be ordered here. State officials said the site crashed due to an extremely high volume of visitors Tuesday afternoon and they were working to get it back up as soon as possible.

Manufacturing officials said these are not medical masks but are cloth masks designed for the public to wear.

State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn confirmed four more virus-related deaths and 110 new COVID-19 cases in the state.

Forty-five people have died from the virus and there are 4,343 total confirmed cases. An estimated 1,704 people have recovered and 370 people have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

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State Launches ‘A Mask For Every Utahn’ Program