DENVER (CBS4) — Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday that Colorado was celebrating an important milestone in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are going from the mask-wearing requirements to mask-wearing suggestions and guidance,” Gov. Polis said during a news conference on Friday. “If you’re vaccinated, you don’t need to wear a mask at all. If you’re not vaccinated yet we do suggest — not order but suggest — that you continue to wear a mask in indoor settings around others.”READ MORE: Denver Weather: One More Hot Day Before Cooler And Wetter Pattern Develops
“There are going to be a few really structured situations where we require masks. Unless people can demonstrate that they’re vaccinated. That includes prisons in jails or emergency medical and healthcare settings, school and childcare settings congregate-care facilities,” Polis said.READ MORE: Fallen Officer: Community Members Gather At Memorial Outside Arvada Police Department To Mourn Death Of Officer Gordon Beesley
The remaining public health orders will be lifted on June 1, Polis said. That includes rules requiring social distancing and large public gatherings.MORE NEWS: TSA Using New Technology At Denver International Airport To Increase Security