Polis Extends Mask Order Into November 2020
Governor Polis first called for the Executive Order on July 16, 2020, which has been extended once again, another 30 days.
The current extension of the Governor's mask order for Colorado was going to expire on October 12, 2020, but he's now extending it out another 30 days.
I was curious as to what, again, the mask order exactly states; so, I went to the Covid19.Colorado.Gov website.
The order requires that people in Colorado who are 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths:
- When entering or moving within any public indoor space.
- While using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportations services.
People who do not have to wear a mask include:
- People who are 10 years old and younger.
- People who cannot medically tolerate a face covering.
- Children ages 2 and under should NOT wear masks or cloth face coverings.
In some ways (such as the Larimer County Fairgrounds 'patient site' not being needed and closing down) things are getting better with the pandemic in Colorado; in other ways (Larimer County being close to being recently classified as 'high risk) things are not improving.
According to CBS4 Denver, at the Governor's press conference on Friday, October 9, 2020, he stated:
You care about science, you care about your family, wear a damn mask,
And that’s not because I say to do it, it’s not because your public health officials say to do it,”... “It’s because you care about your health. And you care about your family, and you care about your neighbors, and you care about your job.
Get more on Governor Polis' latest extension from CBS4 Denver HERE.