Colorado expands mask mandate, relaxes restrictions for vaccinees


Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisColorado state representatives unanimously pay the bill to bring cocktails Colorado lawmakers pass a bill to allow human composting Colorado governor signs tougher gun restrictions after shooting in Boulder MORE (D) On Sunday, it extended the state’s mask mandate, while also easing restrictions on vaccinated individuals.

Coloradans gathered indoors in groups of 10 or more people no longer need to wear masks as long as at least 80 percent of those present are fully vaccinated, according to a press release from the governor.

Vaccinated persons must have proof of their vaccination. However, the governor has not specified what type of evidence will be required.

In counties with fewer than 35 cases per 100,000 people, masks are not required in most indoor settings.

According to the governor’s office, the mask mandate will remain in effect for all schools, daycare centers, indoor children’s camps, state government utilities, municipal care facilities, prisons, prisons, and emergency medical and healthcare facilities.

However, there is no mandate for outer masks. According to CBS 4 DenverColorado never introduced a requirement for outdoor masks during the pandemic.

Policy has changed and extended the mask mandate as it was due to expire this weekend, according to The Denver Channel.

Polis encouraged Coloradans to get vaccinated and wrote that it will allow the state to “return to normal”.

“Vaccines not only protect you and your loved ones from getting this deadly virus, but also allow Colorado to return to normal,” Polis wrote in a press release.

“Achieving a high level of immunity is what makes life without masks possible, but before that is possible, many more Coloradans need to be vaccinated,” he added.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environmentmore than 1.9 million Coloradans are fully vaccinated.

A number of states have rolled back their coronavirus restrictions in recent weeks as the number of Americans vaccinated continues to increase.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced last week that indoor venues for weddings, proms, funerals and music performances would be increased to 50 percent of their total capacity.

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoSchumer demands restoration of New York’s 24-hour subway line We cannot let nuclear energy die Cuomo’s assistant steps down from the role of New York’s vaccine tsar MORE (D) announced on Friday, that indoor dining in New York City would increase to 75 percent from May 7.

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last week that it is safe for fully vaccinated people to being outside without a mask, but only in small groups.

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