October 20, 2021
General News

Poll: Utahns split over legislative limits on mask mandates

Utahns are split over state lawmakers limiting the power of local authorities to enact mask mandates to fight the spread of COVID-19, but a majority believe public health departments — not elected officials — should be making those decisions, according to a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll.

The poll found that 44% of Utahns approve but 43% disapprove of the restrictions on mask mandates put in place by the Utah Legislature last March that give county councils or commissions and, ultimately state lawmakers the power to overturn orders by other local or state officials.

But 53% of Utahns believe public health departments should control whether or not face coverings are required — 26% say that authority should rest with the Utah Department of Health and 27%, with the state’s local…

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