PROVO, Utah (AP) — An organization calling itself Utahns for Medical Freedom wants to repeal a citywide mandate in Provo that would require people to wear facial coverings indoors and outdoors in public areas and at large gatherings.
KSTU-TV reported that the group filed the referendum on Tuesday. Mayor Michele Kaufusi previously vetoed the ordinance, but the Provo City Council overrode the veto last Thursday.
Utahns for Medical Freedom must now collect 3,200 signatures to qualify for the November 2021 ballot. The ordinance is currently in effect and is set to expire Nov. 15.