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Gov. Jared Polis provides an update on state's response to COVID-19

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 15:42:55-04

COLORADO — "Coloradans are doing the right thing. Coloradans are smart. I think we are seeing the impact from two changes," Governor Polis said this afternoon during a virtual press conference as he spoke of the mask mandate and last call rules in place.

During his press conference, Polis said he's proud of the work people are doing to stem the rise of COVID-19 cases in our state.

He says the initial numbers seem to have the state moving in the right direction due to his executive order.

The governor announced Tuesday that Colorado is doing better than many states. Polis showed a color-coded map of counties with El Paso County among the red-colored counties, meaning the county is seeing 100+ diagnoses per 100,000 people per day.

If counties don't turn numbers around within two weeks, they will lose variances. "Red" counties have "an increasing and dangerous infection rate that is unsustainable," Polis said. "A health set back is an economic setback" he added.

"Colorado is doing better than most, but not well enough to rest on our laurels," Polis said.

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