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Gov. Polis extends statewide mask mandate for another 30 days

Gov. Jared Polis issues statewide mask mandate for Colorado
Posted at 4:28 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 18:48:52-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Governor Jared Polis has extended the statewide mask order for an additional 30 days on Tuesday. The order will be extended until January 2021.

In the order, Gov. Polis said "My administration, along with other State, local, and federal authorities, has taken a wide array of actions to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, prevent further spread, and protect against overwhelming our health care resources."

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.

The order also states "we have learned that widespread mask use is a low cost and highly effective way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infections by as much as 65%. Broad adoption of mask-wearing in Colorado may have significant economic benefits by allowing the State to prevent re-closures of businesses and schools and, ultimately, return to our normal lives more quickly. A recent study from Goldman Sachs concluded that a federal mask mandate could save the U.S. economy from taking a 5% hit to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). When I first implemented this Executive Order, thirty-nine Colorado counties and municipalities already had mandatory mask orders in place."

For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Colorado, click here.

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