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Gov. Polis extends statewide mask mandate

Gov. Jared Polis issues statewide mask mandate for Colorado
Posted at 1:29 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 15:34:19-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Governor Jared Polis extended the statewide mask order for an additional 30 days on Wednesday. The order will expire 30 days from Jan. 6, unless extended further.

In the order, Gov. Polis said "While we have seen indications that our efforts to “flatten the curve” are working, transmission of the virus continues to threaten Coloradans’ way of life and livelihoods and current data shows a recent increase in COVID infections."

Gov. Polis also said widespread mask use can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by as much as 65%.

Click here for the latest update on the number of cases, the age, gender and location of presumptive positive, indeterminate and confirmed cases from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.