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Gov. Polis plans to extend statewide mask mandate

Gov. Jared Polis issues statewide mask mandate for Colorado
Posted at 9:16 PM, Aug 12, 2020

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis intends to extend Colorado's statewide mask mandate before it expires this coming weekend, according to the Denver Post.

According to News 5's partners Denver7, the Post confirmed this with members of Polis' staff on Wednesday.

“Our data has shown that mask-wearing has contributed to our great success thus far in reducing the spread of the virus and helping more and more of our economy re-open rapidly including our schools,” Polis said in a statement provided to The Denver Post. “Therefore we expect the mask order to stay in place and support localized efforts to continue mask-wearing and raise awareness about the importance of avoiding large groups. Masks and social distancing continue protecting the lives of Coloradans during this pandemic.”

The mask mandate was issued by Polis on July 16, for one month. The order requires everyone 11 years of age and older to wear a mask or face-covering in public indoor spaces.

News 5 will continue to monitor this situation provide updates once more information becomes available.

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