Governor Polis issued a mandatory statewide mask order which went into effect on July 16, 2020, and is in effect for 30 days. The executive order may be extended.
Wearing a mask can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. We know that masks can prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to others, and studies show it also reduces your own risk of contracting transmission of COVID by 65%.
We want to keep our businesses open, protect our economy and our lives. And masks are an effective way to do that.
Coloradans are smart -- mask-wearing is already quite widespread among the general public. But we need to increase the percentage of people wearing masks, and we need to do it right now.
This is not just about Coloradans. It’s also about making sure that out-of-state visitors -- especially those from hot zones like Texas and Arizona and Utah that flocked to Colorado over the Fourth of July weekend -- respect our laws and our lives by complying with mask ordinances.