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Shoppers react to face mask mandate in Salt Lake, Summit counties

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SALT LAKE CITY — Saturday was Day 1 of mandatory face mask usage in Salt Lake and Summit Counties. The order applies to public places, inside and outside, where consistent social distancing is not possible or reasonable.

Since coronavirus became a concern a few months ago, Bob and Judy Ries have worn masks anywhere they go. Now, they said they’re happy to see others wearing masks more often.

“It’s just such a little thing, you know? It’s not that big of a deal,” said Bob Ries.

“It’s just what we need, and we have to get rid of this virus somehow,” said Judy Ries.

The couple, who are in their 80’s, were grocery shopping at The Store in Holladay Saturday afternoon.

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