Denver Public Health and Environment has mandated that masks be worn in all public spaces effective November 24th. The order follows:
The Jeffco Board of Health passed a public health order Monday evening that requires masks in public indoor spaces for those 3 years old and older. The Tri-County Health Department, which covers Arapahoe and Adams counties, passed a similar measure shortly after the Jeffco vote. That order applies to people 2 years and older. This order goes into effect on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 12:01AM MST and will remain in effect at least until 01/03/2022. https://www.tchd.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=483
Each of these counties orders contains a “vax or mask” provision. In Denver, “Fully Vaccinated Facility,” as used in this Order, means any indoor facility or portion of an indoor facility where the owner, operator or manager has verified that at least 95% of the persons within the facility (including employees, invitees, attendees, patrons, customers, and any other person entering the facility) have been fully vaccinated. To be considered a Fully Vaccinated Facility, the owner, operator or manager of the facility must notify DDPHE of the name of the facility, address of the facility, type of facility (office building, gym, etc), contact information of the person at the facility responsible for verifying the vaccination status of persons within the facility, and the date the facility began collecting vaccination status. “Fully vaccinated” means two weeks after a person’s second dose in a two-dose series and two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
These orders affect your businesses and your employees who are working in any public area in any of the noted counties. Boulder County has had an indoor mask mandate prior to these new issuances.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional information, as necessary.