Interfaith leaders have issued the following statement:
“Over the last several weeks we have seen alarming increases in COVID-19 infection rates in the state of Utah. The State Epidemiologist has identified the lack of masks and social distancing as key factors responsible for theincrease. As faith leaders, many of us have seen the effects of this virus on vulnerable persons in our congregations. COVID-19 has caused so many disruptions in people’s lives including mental, physical and financial stress.
We, the under-signed Faith Community Leaders, appeal to people of faith all over the state to wear masks and practice physical distancing, sacrificing a small measure of comfort for the sake of saving lives.