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Colorado’s mask order extended another 30 days

Posted at 12:29 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 14:29:50-04

DENVER – As promised, Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado’s mask mandate for another 30 days.

The mandate was set to expire this weekend, but extended Saturday by an executive order.

Polis said mask-wearing has helped the state control the spread of COVID-19 and the reason why Colorado is doing better than other states.

“The masks are working,” Polis said. “We all are frustrated with masks.I can’t wait, can’t wait, until two things: the fire ban is over and the mask requirement is over.”

The order — originally issued July 16 for one month — states that everyone 11 and older must wear a mask or other facial covering while in public indoor spaces, including retail stores. More than 30 U.S. states are under similar orders.