Governor Jared Polis announced the Statewide Mask Order directing the public to wear a face covering while inside public, indoor spaces.  A public indoor space is defined as any enclosed indoor area that is publicly or privately owned, managed or operated to which individuals have access by right or by invitation, expressed or implied, and that is accessible to the public, serves as a place of employment, or is an entity providing services. Public Indoor Space does not mean a person’s residence, including a room in a motel or hotel or a residential room for students at an educational facility. This includes wearing a face covering while using or waiting to use the services of any taxi, bus, light rail, train, car service, ride-sharing or similar service, or Mass Transportation Operations. Individuals 10 years old and younger, and those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering are exempt from this Executive Order.

To protect workers, customers, and the community, no business serving the public in a Public Indoor Space may provide service to a customer or allow a customer to enter or move within that Public Indoor Space, unless the customer is wearing a face covering.

Individuals performing the following activities are also exempt from the requirements of the Executive Order while the activity is being performed:

  • Individuals who are hearing impaired or otherwise disabled or who are communicating with someone who is hearing impaired or otherwise disabled and where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication;
  • Individuals who are seated at a food service establishment;
  • Individuals who are exercising alone or with others from the individual’s household and a face covering would interfere with the activity;
  • Individuals who are receiving a personal service where the temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service;
  • Individuals who enter a business or receive services and are asked to temporarily remove a face covering for identification purposes;
  • Individuals who are actively engaged in a public safety role such as law enforcement, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel;
  • Individuals who are officiating at a religious service; or
  • ndividuals who are giving a speech for broadcast or an audience.

What is a Public Indoor Space?

  • Grocery Stores
  • Hair Salons
  • All Offices, Lobbies, Elevators
  • Malls, Retail Stores
  • Indoor Businesses, Common Areas
  • Medical Facilities, Nursing Homes
  • Restaurants (if not seated)
  • Libraries, Museums
  • Gyms (but not while using indoor pool)
  • Government Buildings
  • Nonprofits
  • Transportation
  • Houses of Worship
  • Schools (unless under 11 y.o.)
  • Private Country Clubs or Social Clubs
  • Theaters, Casinos
  • All enclosed indoor areas, whether publicly or privately owned, managed or operated, except an individual’s residence

Click HERE for Questions and Answers regarding the statewide mandatory mask order.

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