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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – Glenwood Springs City Manager Debra Figueroa extended Public Health Order 2020-2, requiring all members of the public to wear face coverings for all essential activities outside their home until May 1, 2020.
Citing The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Public Health Order 20-26, requiring all workers in Critical Businesses to wear non-medical face coverings in order to limit community spread of COVID-19, Glenwood Springs City Manager Debra Figueroa extended Public Health Order 2020-2, requiring all members of the public to wear face coverings for all essential activities outside their home within Glenwood Springs, effective April 26, 2020 until May 1, 2020.
On April 26, 2020, Governor Polis issued The Safer at Home Executive Order D 2020 044, outlining a new level in Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Together, Coloradans have been effective in leveling and flattening the curve, but life will remain much more dangerous than usual these next few months and we should all wear masks when in public.” said Governor Jared Polis.
Glenwood Springs City Council voted 6-1 in favor of Public Health Order 2020-2 on April 6, 2020, which went into effect on April 7, 2020 and was set to expire on April 26, 2020. City Council will discuss the Face Covering Order at a special meeting scheduled for Thursday April 30, 2020 at 6:15 PM
The order requires face coverings for all members of the public when entering and while inside a place open to the public, and in other public indoor or outdoor places where persons are unable to maintain safe social distancing (six or more feet separation) from others not of their own household. The CDC says that up to 25% of people infected with the coronavirus may be asymptomatic. The face covering is aimed at lowering the risk of the disease spreading through someone who may be sick but not realize it.
Face coverings can be bandanas, scarves, neck gaiters or other clothing that does not have visible holes. The order encourages the public to use non-medical face coverings. Medical face masks are a limited resource and are needed for the Health Care community and First Responders. The order encourages the public to use non-medical face coverings. People should wash their masks after every trip out of their homes either in a washing machine or with hot water in their sinks.