Salt Lake Co. leaders show support for #MaskUpUtah campaign

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SANDY, Utah — Mayors from Salt Lake County, business and healthcare leaders, local athletes and even mascots from some of Utah’s sports organizations came together Wednesday to urge Utahns to continue wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“The time for us to act is now. We have to course-correct immediately if we want to be able to maintain the care of our patients,” said Dr. Edward A. Stenehjem, Intermountain Healthcare, during a news conference Wednesday at Rio Tinto Stadium. “The science is clear, this is not open for discussion, masks reduce transmission, it’s that easy, masks provide a safer community and that’s why we’re all here today to support that message.”

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