“A Mask For Every Utahn” Project

Pete CodellaArticles, COVID-19

This article is part of a series featuring Utah-based companies and what they’re doing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sometimes it takes a village to get an enormous project done—or in the case of “A Mask For Every Utahn” project, a team of incredibly dedicated volunteers, vendors and state workers.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, State Mail & Distribution Services (SMDS) joined forces with the Utah Manufacturers Association to mail face masks to Utah residents.

“I am proud to be a part of a significant project that has the potential to benefit many residents of Utah,” said Andy Wright, program manager at State Mail & Distribution Services.

State mail employees, state of Utah volunteers, National Guard, missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Elwood Staffing are donating their time to the fulfillment of the “A Mask for Every Utahn” project.

Face Masks Requested

As of June 2, 2020

  • Total Orders: 238,660
  • Total Masks Ordered: 1,012,709
  • Total Masks mailed or ready to be mailed: 570,000

State Mail & Distribution Services is providing mail preparation and distribution services to state agencies, cities and special service districts between Ogden and Spanish Fork. Fulfillment services for the program include intelligent inserting, automated inserting, folding, tabbing, address printing, presorting and mail design.

Masks are also being distributed to first responders through the state’s emergency management offices. Priority for receiving masks will go to workers returning to work who request masks on the state’s coronavirus website.

“It has been a great opportunity to help the people of Utah through a difficult time,” said Scott Sutherland, general services manager at State Mail & Distribution Services.