President J. Stuart Adams urges a balanced approach to COVID-19

President J. Stuart Adams issues the following statement regarding government mandates: 

“I support individuals’ right to wear or not wear a mask. However, we need to deal with COVID calmly, rationally and review and apply what we have learned over the past 22 months. We should take a balanced approach of saving lives, livelihoods and kids’ education while preserving personal liberties. We need to continue informing and providing Utahns with as many resources as possible, including making testing, vaccines/boosters and therapeutics readily available. After almost two years into the pandemic, I have full confidence in Utahns’ ability to use good judgment to make personal choices without interference from the government.”