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Just a rumor; Utah will never ask residents to wear vaccination status mask

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Jan 04, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health tweeted a warning Monday to squash a rumor that residents will be required to wear colored masks as proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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According to UDOH, a flyer has been circulating around the state claiming people will be asked to wear a certain color of face mask to show whether they have been vaccinated or not.

"The state of Utah will never require or ask you to wear a certain color of mask to prove you've been vaccinated." the department said in its tweet.

UDOH also used social media to deny that travel restrictions will be enforced for those who refuse to be immunized.

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"There are no restrictions based on whether someone chooses to be immunized or not. In no way is travel, lockdowns, entering businesses, or your right to vote tied to your choice of receiving COVID-19 vaccines." tweeted the department.

Officials urge Utahns to seek "credible and accurate information about COVID-19 vaccination from reputable medical and scientific organizations," including its own website.