mask mandate

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States and schools should reinstate mask mandates

BY: - July 21, 2021

If we don’t act now, masks could become a long-term fashion accessory. In the past 14 days, the United States has seen tremendous growth in COVID-19 cases again. This has included a 36% increase in hospitalizations and a 26% increase in deaths. With the more transmissible delta variant, infection rates are likely to keep rising […]

You can toss your mask if you’re vaccinated, Colorado officials say

BY: - May 14, 2021

A news briefing from Gov. Jared Polis on Friday had a beginning-of-the-end flavor as he announced a shift in Colorado to a largely mask-free new phase of the pandemic. At one point, Polis said, “The pandemic is not yet over, but if you are vaccinated it is largely over for you.” Based on new guidance […]

Durango’s COVID ‘cowboy’ rounds up spring break scofflaws, lines ’em up for shots

BY: - April 3, 2021

“Durango’s Covid ‘Cowboy’ Rounds Up Spring Break Scofflaws, Lines ’Em Up for Shots” originally appeared at khn.org. Bartenders were pouring Old-Fashioneds at a bar with a bullet hole straight through the wood. Servers in corsets and fishnet stockings roamed the room, passing an old piano that, twice a week, fills the building with ragtime tunes. […]

Colorado’s mask mandate expected to be modified this weekend

BY: - March 30, 2021

Colorado’s statewide mask mandate is expected to be altered this weekend. Gov. Jared Polis indicated during a news briefing Monday that he would prefer within the next couple of weeks to largely hand over mask-wearing requirements to local authorities. “Really the only types of events that will remain under state guidance will be large-scale events, […]

Biden advisers urge state COVID-19 safety after Iowa lifts mask and social distancing rules

BY: - February 8, 2021

The Biden administration’s COVID-19 advisers on Monday urged that states keep safety restrictions in place as new variants of the virus continue to spread, following a move by Iowa’s governor to loosen rules on masks and gatherings.

Biden orders tougher mask rules as part of overhauled COVID-19 strategy

BY: - January 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s first policy focus after being sworn in? Overhauling the disjointed federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed another 4,400 American lives on his first day in office alone. “The brutal truth is, it’s going to take months before we can get the majority of Americans vaccinated,” Biden said Thursday. […]

Coloradans must wear face coverings for at least another 30 days, Polis orders

BY: - December 8, 2020

On Dec. 8, Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide order requiring face coverings in public indoor spaces. Everyone over 10 years old must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while inside public indoor spaces, including businesses, and while waiting for public transportation. The number of people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 in Colorado […]

Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

BY: - November 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place would […]

Gov. Polis extends face mask mandate to Sept. 13

BY: - August 14, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide mask order, which applies to most Coloradans in indoor spaces, for an additional 30 days. The original order from July 16 was set to expire Aug. 15. An executive order issued Aug. 14, which includes an additional exemption for “life rites,” will expire Sept. 13 unless the governor extends […]