Mask mandates extended

The a mandate requiring people in Sweetwater County to wear facial coverings in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was extended last week, with its new expiration date set for Jan. 4, though a new statewide facial covering order announced Monday took effect Wednesday and expires Jan. 9.

Along with the mandate’s extension, other changes have been made. One of those changes regards the requiring anyone 12 years of age or older to wear a mask while encouraging children aged three to 11 to wear a covering.

Businesses within the county, as well as government buildings excluding state a...


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