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Utah Students Implore Parents To Stop Fighting Mask Mandates

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — High school seniors joined Gov. Gary Herbert at a weekly briefing imploring parents to stop fighting Utah's face covering mandate in schools.

Three Enterprise High School students on Wednesday voiced frustration with parents and other community members who planned a no-mask protest Monday in St. George.

The students say they are willing to wear masks to keep their school open.

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Herbert says he recognizes those who have objections to wearing masks but says it is a minimal sacrifice that nearly all Utah students are willing to make.

Herbert has stopped short of implementing a statewide mandate but has urged people to wear face coverings.