President Adams and Speaker Wilson Statement on Recent Mask Mandates

January 7, 2022

Senate President J. Stuart Adams and Speaker Brad Wilson issue the following statement following the Salt Lake County and Summit County mask mandates:

“The Legislature has outlined a process in S.B. 195 with multiple checks and balances. While we believe government mandates should be a last resort, we will review the recently issued orders.

“As other areas have experienced, we hope Utah’s current COVID-19 surge is temporary. We continue to encourage Utahns to get vaccinated and take precautions to keep themselves and those around them healthy without overwhelming our hospitals.”