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Private schools included in Salt Lake Co. mask order for K-6 students

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 17:34:02-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Private schools and charter schools are not exempt from the mask order for K-6 students issued by the Salt Lake County health department Wednesday.

Dr. Angela Dunn filed the order based on the rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19.

READ: University of Utah asks students to get vaccinated, wear masks during fall semester

"It is in the best public health interest and the interest of our students for them to be in masks in the fall to keep them in in-person learning with the least disruption possible, and then least health concerns possible," said Dunn Tuesday.

The Salt Lake County Council is scheduled to vote Thursday at 2 p.m. on whether to veto the order or allow it to stand.

Read the entire health order below: