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.