The Democratic governor announced the extension in a press release, stating the mask mandate applies to those in groups of 10 or more in all public indoor spaces in counties with more than 35 infections per 100,000 people.
Polis revised the order to allow those in groups of ten or more to remove their masks indoors provided 80 percent of them had evidence of being completely vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Masks will continue to be needed in schools, child care centres, indoor children’s camps, government hospitals, jails, and emergency medical and other healthcare environments, according to the statement.
The mandate was expanded as the state seeks to raise the number of citizens who have received vaccinations.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, more than 1.9 million residents in the state have been entirely immunised against COVID-19, with 2.6 million receiving just one injection.
“Vaccines not only protect you and your loved ones form getting this deadly virus but also allows Colorado to return back to normal,” Polis said. “Reaching a high level of immunity is what will allow for a life without masks, but before that is possible, many more Coloradans need to get vaccinated.”
According to us health officials, the state has reported more than 500,000 illnesses, including 6,304 deaths from the pandemic.