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Tri-County Health Department will “reconsider” its opt-out policy for school mask mandate

The local public health agency overseeing Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties will hold another meeting about its school mask order Monday, during which it may reconsider its policy allowing counties to opt out of the mandate. An agenda for the meeting shows a “reconsideration of current opt out policy” is one of the items set […]

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Colorado voters split along party lines on mask and vaccine mandates in schools

Colorado parents are deeply divided on mask and vaccine requirements in schools, with Democrats far more likely to support mandates and Republicans largely opposed. Parents as a whole were almost evenly split, with 50% saying masks should not be required and 48% saying they should, within the survey’s margin of error. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis […]

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Coloradans will be allowed to go mask-free in almost all settings as coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Denver area

Coloradans will be allowed to go mask-free in almost all settings, Gov. Jared Polis announced on Friday, marking one of the most significant returns to pre-pandemic life.  “We are going from mask-wearing requirements to mask-wearing suggestions and guidance,” Polis said at a news conference. “We have now reached a threshold where not enough people are […]

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Colorado finalizes decision to ease mask mandate as Biden administration begs states to stay the course

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday finalized his decision to ease the state’s mask mandate starting on Saturday, allowing people in about half of the state’s 64 counties, but only representing a fraction of Colorado’s population, to ditch their face coverings in the vast majority of public indoor places.  A new executive order requires people who […]

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Mask-wearing mandates in Colorado, other states leave big gaps in protection

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News BOULDER — Brady Bowman, a 19-year-old student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and two friends strolled down 11th Street, all sporting matching neck gaiters branded with the Thomas’ English Muffins logo. He had received an entire box of the promotional gaiters. He thinks they are just more comfortable to […]