Jul 21, 2020
Help Keep Denver in Business by Wearing Your Mask!
DENVER – Denver officials announced an update today to the city’s face-covering public health order, which was first issued in May to help stem the spread of COVID-19.
The city’s revised order aligns with the new statewide mask order, with several notable exceptions and additional restrictions:
Denver’s revised face-covering order is effective until further notice. People/businesses may be issued a ticket with the potential for a $999 fine or 300 days in jail per violation for non-compliance with this order.
“Masking up and observing physical distancing is essential to keeping Denver open,” said Bob McDonald, executive director of Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment. “There’s a lot we don’t have within our control regarding COVID-19 but wearing a mask and physically distancing are things each of us can do to prevent the spread of the virus in our community. How do we help keep our businesses open and avoid another shutdown? Wear your mask, maintain six feet of social distance, and keep gatherings small.”
Click here for the most recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Cloth face coverings are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face-covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This recommendation is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, paired with emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that shows cloth face coverings reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth.
For more information on Denver’s response to COVID-19, resources, and guidance, please visit our website.