On a construction site, everyone is required to wear a hard hat. Schoolchildren too young to be vaccinated are not required to wear a mask in Salt Lake County. There are differences in these situations:

First, the odds of a child being exposed to the COVID-19 virus at school are many times greater than a construction worker being hit by a falling object.

Second, a hard hat protects only the one wearing it. A mask helps protect anyone nearby, as well as the wearer.

Dan McKnight

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Salt Lake City

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