Governor Cox announced Utahns 65 and older are now eligible to get the COVID vaccine. Those with underlying health issues are still eligible Mar. 1st. Cox anticipates anyone wanting to get vaccinated should be able to by May. Despite a change in the transmission index, Cox said the mask mandate is still in place. Cox also addressed a transgender sports bill, said he won't sign the current version.
At his monthly conference, Governor Cox addressed making changes to the vaccine distribution plan, focusing on 1st doses. He said the federal government sent out 2nd doses and people are eligible to receive those, but they will become 1st doses if not claimed within 7 days. Cox also said he would've expected higher quality masks for people by now, saying cloth works, but not as well as N95 masks.