CAÑON CITY — After talks just one-week prior of a mask requirement in Cañon City, the students are in classrooms mask-free this week.
The Fremont County Health Department, the Board of Health, and Cañon City's Re.1 School District were expected to agree on a consent order requiring masks for 60 days.
"Wednesday, we saw a copy of the order, and my board reviewed it, and the Board President and myself signed it," said George Welsh, the Superintended of Cañon City schools.
On Friday evening the Board of Health issued a statement, saying they would not be signing the consent order, after the health department and school district had.
"After consideration from the commissioners, who are the board of health, we decided not to sign it individually, therefore it never went into place," said Dwayne McFall, the County Commissioner.
The mask requirement would have forced students in Cañon City to wear masks until late January.
The school district says if the county implemented a mandate, they would comply.
As of now, the school district does not have plans to require masks on their own.