Governor Polis Says No to State Face Mask Mandate

Governor Jared Polis yesterday said that he would not issue a statewide order mandating mask wearing in public, despite increased call for the state to intervene.   

Polis said at a news conference, “I don’t think there are many people sitting around saying, I’m not going to wear a mask until there’s a piece of paper telling me to do so.”

But he said he hasn’t ruled it out either.  More than half of Colorado has face covering ordinances, and officials estimate 70 percent of Coloradans are wearing them.  Public health experts agree on the effectiveness of masks in reducing transmission.  Polis said masks not only save lives but help the economy. 

Dan R