Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is extending the state’s mask order, he confirmed today through an email to CNN.
“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. 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,” Polis said in a statement emailed to CNN. “Masks and social distancing continue protecting the lives of Coloradans during this pandemic.”
The original mask mandate went into effect on July 16 and was scheduled to expire on Saturday, Aug.15.
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