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The University of Utah To Continue Mask Requirements

(Used by permission, University of Utah)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – University of Utah leaders took vaccinations into consideration before they decided to require masks on campus after the statewide mandate is lifted Saturday.

U-of-U officials said face coverings are needed until all members of the campus community are vaccinated.

Masks must be worn at all University-owned and operated buildings.

The University said it will decide on whether to require face coverings for the fall term before classes begin.

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How do I prevent it?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

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