Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced a partnership between the state of Utah and the Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA) to coordinate efforts for the initiative “A Mask for Every Utahn.” Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox joined Herbert at a press event to introduce the program.
On the Business Elevated podcast, UMA President Todd Bingham said, “We’re pleased, as a 115-year-old organization, to be a part of it. As the pandemic hit, there’ve been a significant number of companies that weren’t exactly sure what they were going to be doing over the next few months. As their facilities were shut down for safety reasons, many of them switched to participate in these types of things. They started looking at PPE or personal protective equipment,” Bingham said.
“We want to do everything we can as we work together as a state to combat COVID-19,” said Herbert. “Wearing a mask when we are out in public may not be convenient, but it can help slow the spread of the virus. Let’s all do our part in stopping the spread and helping to protect those around us.”
Utahns can go to https://coronavirus.utah.gov/mask/ and place an order for a free face mask.