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State program offering 140,000 masks for Utah shoppers

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 12:14:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Thanks to the "A Mask for Every Utahn" program, stores across the state are offering free masks to shoppers.

The state has sent 140,000 masks to more than 225 grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, convenience stores and other outlets.

Grocery stores that serve vulnerable or underserved populations are being prioritized for mask distribution.

Customers can request a reusable cloth mask by visiting a customer service station at participating retailers.

All the masks are being made in state by Utah manufacturers.

The Governors Office of Economic Development says this is a way the state is utilizing federal CARES Act funds to help people easily get a mask if they don’t have one.

For more information, including a complete list of participating stores, read this article in the Salt Lake Tribune which is a content-sharing partner with FOX 13.