By Danielle Chavira

(CBS4) – Gov. Jared Polis extended the statewide mask order for another 30 days starting Sept. 12. In mid-August, Polis extended the mandate which was adjusted to allow exceptions for certain events, including people officiating weddings, funerals and other religious ceremonies.

“We have learned that widespread mask use is a low cost and highly effective way to
reduce the spread of COVID-19 infections by as much as 65%,” Polis stated in the order extension on Saturday.

(credit: CBS)

Polis said at a news conference in Fort Morgan on Friday the success Colorado has seen from wearing masks has allowed for discussion to be had about allowing fall football and in-person learning.

“I can’t wait. Can’t wait until two things: the fire ban’s over and the mask requirement’s over, because we’re going to, you know, I think a lot of folks, including me, are going to be happy to have little bonfires to burn these [masks] and never look back,” Polis said.

The order applies people in indoor settings.

Last month the Colorado Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit intended to block Polis’ executive orders related to the coronavirus.

Danielle Chavira

Comments (6)
  1. TomTancredoFan says:

    In the book Tips and Tricks for Successful Overlording, showing a shared commiseration with the commoners over the very order one has enacted may stave off a revolt and humanize even a most intractable ruler of the realm. In this case, dear leader gleefully tossing his royal mask in a bonfire the instant his royal mouth rescinds his royal decree. Of course, the estimable populace easily sees such false empathy as a purveyance of insincerity and nincompoopery.

  2. Weird – thought we had an elected legislative branch of government to make rules?

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  3. this is not political though lololol…..this guy is a joke…..everyone just wear your TRUMP 2020 and MAGA masks and lets see if it gets extended again.

  4. chip saunders says:

    It’s good to be KING!

  5. Dwight Smith says:

    Had enough Emperor Polis…enough. There is no longer a valid reason for this madness.

  6. JohnPaul says:

    Jerry why not just call it November 3rd?

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