SALT LAKE CITY — More kids are getting ready for their first day of school this morning.
All students K through 12 will be required to wear a mask at all Salt Lake City schools.
Mayor Erin Mendenhall ordered the mandate on Friday using emergency powers after a county mandate was overturned.
The school board and a local teachers union support the move.
So does the city council, which will need to renew the mandate after 30 days.
But there has been push back.
A group called Utah Parents United has questioned Mayor Mendenhall’s authority. While the mayor continues to defend her actions.
She wrote an article about it for our content-sharing partners at the Salt Lake Tribune.