Strict guidelines have been placed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including Utah’s statewide mask mandate issued by Governor Herbert on Nov. 8. But what does this mean for those who have already gotten sick?
There have been over 200,000 COVID cases in Utah; Utah County in particular has been a hot spot with record-high numbers. By now, many Utah citizens have either had COVID-19 or know at least one person who contracted the virus. Though the mandate applies to everyone, there are many people who have already been exposed.
Utah County resident Brianna Tello is one of these people. Tello is a hospital healthcare worker and, consequently, has been diligent about keeping up with new medical information, as well as being careful about keeping herself and others around her safe. However, she was still exposed to and contracted COVID-19.
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