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Littwin: The COVID-19 situation is serious enough that Polis had to risk humiliation in issuing a mask-wearing mandate

Jared Polis had said earlier in the week that mandates don’t work. But, as Colorado cases grow, he has gone from “wear the damn mask” to wear the damn mask or else.

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Colorado’s governor issues statewide mask mandate days after saying such a requirement is unenforceable

The move comes as the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations has been rising in Colorado over the past several weeks

Coronavirus demands death or change. So why can’t we unite against a common peril?

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

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Opinion: Denver residents refused to wear masks during 1918 pandemic. What have we learned?

Enforcement was an issue. Residents routinely refused to wear masks even when threatened with arrest and hefty fines. Soon Denver had the highest fatality rate in the nation.

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Littwin: As coronavirus surges, it’s time for Polis to move from encouraging masks to mandating them

This is an easy call. Dr. Fauci says we could reach 100,000 cases a day. It’s up to governors to prevent this disaster. Trump is too busy fighting phony culture wars to bother.

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“This is crunch time, folks”: Colorado governor concerned about possible uptick of virus cases

Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado has experienced a decrease in new cases in 12 of the past 14 days, but he warned that neighboring states like Arizona and Utah have seen an uptick.

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New function for Phunkshun masks weaves connections through Colorado’s cut-and-sew community

The maker of technical ski wear saw its shuttered manufacturing plant rebound when Gov. Jared Polis wore one of its masks during a news conference. Now, Phunkshun is a major contributor to the Colorado Mask Project.