Mask Mandate in effect August 1

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Listen to the KVNU audio of Mayor Daines' Press Conference Here
Read the full text of the press release here
Read the full text of the executive order here

FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED

As of August 1, any individual within Logan City who is age five and older and able to medically or
psychologically tolerate a face covering shall be required to wear a face covering that completely
covers the nose and mouth in public areas where consistent social distancing of at least six feet is not
possible, reasonable, or prudent.

Guidelines:
Face coverings are required:

  • Inside retail and public locations, including all city buildings.
  • While waiting outside of retail and public locations when social distancing is not possible.
  • At public gatherings, indoor or outdoors, when social distancing is not possible.
  • Use common sense and wear a mask when possible, reasonable and prudent.

Face coverings are not required:

  • Outdoors when social distancing is easily maintained.
  • On children under the age of 5.
  • On a person with a health condition that does not allow them to wear a face covering.
  • In situations where wearing a face covering is not possible due to the nature of a job, physical situation, or services being rendered such as dental treatment, swimming, physical exercise when distanced, or if your essential job function prevents the use of a face mask.


Enforcement:
Enforcement will be done primarily through education and warnings, however, enforcement
and penalty provisions for this order may be pursuant to Logan Administrative Enforcement
Code §17.60 or Utah Code Ann. §76-8-317. While a violation of this executive order can be
cited administratively or criminally, law enforcement has been directed to provide a verbal
reminder to people in violation of this order and only cite for repeat or egregious violations.

Why we are mandating masks in Logan City:
1) Prevention. Cases are currently manageable in our health district. We want to be proactive,
particularly with 20,000 USU students returning to campus from other cities and states, and
students in the Logan City Schools scheduled to return to school. In-person learning is
dependent on keeping COVID-19 cases at a manageable level.

2) The economy. We want to keep our industry and economy operating by preventing the
transmission of COVID-19.

3) Consistency. Face coverings are required in all K-12 schools and all State-owned buildings at
USU and elsewhere on campus. Standardizing policies regarding face coverings for our entire
community eliminates confusion for all.

4) Proven research. The most recent research regarding cloth face coverings shows they help
prevent the spread of COVID-19. Salt Lake County is seeing a decrease in COVID cases in
their area and crediting their face covering mandate for that success.
Research:

  • https://pws.byu.edu/covid-19-and-masks .
  • https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31142-9/fulltext
  • https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-07-08-oxford-covid-19-study-face-masks-and-coverings-workact-now