Utah will lift its mask mandate on April 10 after negotiations between the state's governor and legislature stopped an effort to end the measure immediately, a spokesperson for the governor's office confirmed in a statement.
"Once it became clear that the Legislature planned to end the mask mandate immediately, and with a veto proof majority, our administration worked with them to push the date back to get as many people vaccinated as possible," Jennifer Napier-Pearce, spokesperson for Gov. Spencer Cox, told CNN in an email.
Last week, the governor's office announced plans to open vaccinations to any adult who wants one by April.
"We ... will likely have 1.5 million first doses in the state by April 10,” Napier-Pearce noted.
Napier-Pearce also pointed out that the mandate will continue after April 10 in schools and for large gatherings.
"Also, businesses can still require masks," she added.