The governor has yet to make an official announcement.
On Tuesday, the CDC has regulated that even fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places due to the high rise of the Delta variant that has led to more breakthrough cases. Coronavirus infections have increased in many Colorado counties, crossing the threshold of 50 or more cases per 100,000 over the last week.
#DeltaVariant surging in U.S. New data show Delta much more contagious than previous versions of #COVID19. Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated & mask until you do. Everyone in areas of substantial/high transmission should wear a mask, even if vaccinated. https://t.co/tt49zOEC8N
— CDC (@CDCgov) July 27, 2021
Some states like Illinois and California have adopted the mandate, but so far, Gov. Jared Polish hasn’t issued a public statement in regards to masks here in Colorado. While Denver is still carrying out vaccinations and is asking people to continue to get their vaccine, the CDC is pushing for masks indoors due to worry of “breakthrough” cases, in which vaccinated people can still catch the Delta strain and spread it to unvaccinated individuals. The good news about the vaccine is that it dramatically lowers the chance of hospitalization or serious illness.
CDC follows the science. New science makes it clear: #DeltaVariant is surging & more infectious. Not vaccinated? Get a vaccine ASAP. In high transmission areas, even if fully vaccinated, mask in public indoors to help prevent spread & protect others. https://t.co/bfOV5VzBpq https://t.co/N38iO9Ierr
— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) July 27, 2021
We’ll see how this plays out over the upcoming months, and whether a new announcement will be made for the summer or in time for the school year.
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