On Wednesday evening, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced that he plans to extend the statewide mask mandate instead of letting it expire during the upcoming weekend as planned.
A date for when the statewide mask mandate will now be set to expire has not been released.
According to Polis, the decision to extend the mandate is based on data showing that mask wearing has reduced the spread of the virus. According to the state, hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have decreased from a July peak of 275 on July 20 to an August low of 172 on August 13.
This mandate requires face coverings to be worn in indoor public spaces by those 10 and older with few exceptions.