Governor Jared Polis has extended an Executive Order ordering individuals in Colorado to wear a face covering due to the presence of COVID-19.

The order has been extended now expiring 30 days from September 12.

The order states in part, “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.” 

The Order was first put into place in mid-July and requires individuals in Colorado to wear a medical or non-medical face covering.  Learn more here.