By Jennifer McRae

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of people gathered to protest the reinstated indoor face mask requirement in Larimer County on Monday. This comes as hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to climb in Larimer County.

β€œIt is again egregious overstepping of government and these people have had it, they are ready to see change,” said protester Norm Rehme.

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Initially, the health department planned to offer exemptions for businesses with high vaccination rates but the mandate requires masks for anyone ages 3 and up regardless of vaccine status.

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Jennifer McRae