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What are your thoughts on wearing face coverings (masks) in Provo to fight the spread of COVID-19?

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If Provo City requires masks to be worn in public what impact will it have on the spread of COVID-19?

Response Percent Response Count
Strong impact 52.7% 782
Some impact 16.7% 248
Not sure 3.6% 53
Little impact 12.6% 187
No impact 14.4% 213

Who should have the authority to issue a mask mandate for Provo? (select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Governor of Utah 58.8% 872
Utah State Health Department 53.3% 790
Utah County Health Department 57.9% 858
Provo City government 64.9% 963
Nobody 28.5% 423

If a mask mandate were enacted in Provo, how long should it last?

Response Percent Response Count
Until the infection rate is under a certain level 49.3% 731
For a specific time period (i.e., 30 days) and could be renewed as needed 23.7% 351
Until a vaccine is approved and available 28.3% 419
Other 28.0% 415

How should a mask mandate be enforced? (select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Education (signage, promotional activities) 69.2% 1,026
Verbal warnings 56.2% 833
Civil fine 49.2% 729
Criminal citation 10.4% 154
Criminal prosecution 3.4% 51
No opinion 1.8% 26
None of the above 24.9% 369

Assuming you support a mask mandate, if enforcement through fines and criminal penalties is not an option, should a mandate still be implemented?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 66.5% 986
No 23.5% 349
No opinion 10.0% 148

Is there anything else you would like to tell the Provo City Council regarding a mask mandate?

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