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21 Dec

December 2021: Counties in Colorado Issue Mask Mandate for Public Indoor Spaces Until January 2022

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Update Applicable to:
All employers that provide public indoor spaces in Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Denver counties in the state of Colorado.

What happened?
Denver County and the Tri-County Health Department for Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas County released a public health order (PHO) requiring a mask mandate for all public indoor spaces.

What are the details?
Effective since November 24, 2021, for Denver County and December 1, 2021, for Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas County; facilities that provide public indoor spaces must require face coverings for all indoor spaces OR choose to operate as a fully vaccinated facility and verify proof of full vaccination before entry.

Face coverings are required indoors for everyone ages two and older and are not required while seated at a food service establishment or actively eating or drinking.

This mandate applies to but is not limited to; common areas of apartment buildings, offices, gyms, shops, cultural facilities, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

These mandates will be in effect until January 3, 2022, for Denver County and January 1, 2022, for Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas County

For more information, please see the links below:

Denver Public Health Order

Tri-County Public Health Orders (Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas)


What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above, review their current mask mandate policies, and adjust accordingly to comply with the new mandates.