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Masks, social distancing again required inside all Moab city buildings

Moab mask mandate
Posted at 2:11 PM, Aug 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 16:20:37-04

MOAB, Utah — Masks are again required in all Moab city buildings as the Delta variant of COVID-19 surges.

Not only are masks now required for all staff and members of the public, despite vaccination status, but social distancing of six feet or more is also required, according to officials.

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In a statement, the city said the decision was made based on CDC guidance and recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer at Moab Regional Hospital.

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Grand County is in the High Transmission Level for COVID-19 infection rates, according to the state health department.

While Utah has seen an overall downward trend in new COVID-19 cases over the past few days, new deaths have remained steady.