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Gov. Polis extends mask order to October 12

Gov. Jared Polis issues statewide mask mandate for Colorado
Posted at 12:18 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 12:43:23-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Governor Jared Polis' office announced Saturday that the Statewide Mask Order has been extended for 30 days.

The order is set to on October 12, unless extended further by another Executive Order from Colorado Governor Jared Polis.

During a press conference Friday, Polis said the Order would likely be extended. He also stated that mask-wearing has allowed the state to open many businesses and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the press conference, he also said he hopes to end the mandate as soon as possible, and if the state's nightlife can return successfully, the mask requirement will be re-evaluated.

“The masks are working,” he said. “We all are frustrated with masks.I can’t wait, can’t wait, until two things: the fire ban is over and the mask requirement is over.”

The order — originally issued July 16 for one month — states that everyone 11 and older must wear a mask or other facial covering while in public indoor spaces, including retail stores. More than 30 U.S. states are under similar orders.

Read the full order here: