LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – An assisted living facility in Lakewood celebrated Colorado’s comeback on Friday with “Mask Liberation Day.” Village at Belmar hosted a Happy Hour to celebrate fewer COVID-19 restrictions.

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The party marks an important milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic as more Coloradans get vaccinated against the virus. Employees at the facility say residents have diligently followed COVID-19 protocols and deserve a chance to kick back and have some fun.

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More than 3 million Coloradans are immunized with at least one dose of the vaccine, representing 53% of the state’s population. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports 45% of the state is fully immunized against COVID-19.

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CDPHE updates COVID-19 vaccine data each day around 4 p.m. at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-data-dashboard.