SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has ended its mandated limits on gatherings and social distancing related to the pandemic.
On Tuesday, the state reached several coronavirus-related metrics laid out in a bill passed earlier this year.
The legislation established criteria based on case rates, ICU utilization and vaccine allocations.
The state previously lifted its statewide mask mandate on April 10. Utah cleared its third and final benchmark on Tuesday after the number of vaccine doses allocated to the state reached 1.63 million.
In a letter, the health department’s executive director acknowledged that the legislation has been controversial but urged state leaders to remain hopeful.