Masks/Face Coverings

Public Health Order No. 2-20 requires face coverings for all residents when entering and while inside of a place open to the public, in such other public indoor or outdoor places where persons are unable to maintain safe social distancing from others, and while outdoors in the downtown area mandatory mask zone. 

The full amended Public Health Order No. 2-20 can be read HERE

View map of the Mandatory Face Mask Zone

Colorado Mask Requirement Information

Mandatory Mask Zone

When are Face Coverings Required?

Updated July 23, 2020
Where? Mask Required? Source  
In a retail shop? Yes State of Colorado EOD 2020 138
In a restaurant? Yes, except when seated State of Colorado EOD 2020 138
On public transportation? Yes, including waiting for buses, trains, taxis, and ridesharing State of Colorado EOD 2020 138
Inside an office? Yes, when entering and moving around, and/or interacting face-to-face with public. Masks are not required in a private office with the door closed.  State of Colorado EOD 2020 138
At a place of worship? Yes, unless officiating a religious service if socially distancing of six or more feet of separation is possible.  State of Colorado EOD 2020 138
City of Glenwood Springs PHO #2, 2020
At a workout facility? Yes, except when exercising alone, with others from the individual’s household.
Per CDPHE3, when swimming, the mask should be removed in the water and worn at all other times.

State of Colorado EOD 2020 138
On a hiking/biking trail? No, unless safe social distancing is not possible.  City of Glenwood Springs PHO #2, 2020
At hot springs? Yes, as required by the business. Business requirements and/or State of Colorado EOD 2020 138, whichever is more restrictive
Walking around town? Yes, in Downtown Glenwood Springs starting on July 30. Other outdoor locations outside of downtown, no, unless safe social distancing is not possible City of Glenwood Springs PHO #2, 2020

Who is exempt?

• Persons under the age of two;

• Individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face covering , or persons for whom face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition;

• Individuals who are hearing impaired or otherwise disabled or who are communicating with someone who is hearing impaired or otherwise disabled and where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication;

• Individuals who are seated at a food service establishment;

• Individuals who are exercising alone or with others from the individual’s household and a face covering would interfere with the activity;

• Individuals who are receiving a personal service where the temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service;

• Individuals who enter a business or receive services and are asked to temporarily remove a face covering for identification purposes;

• Individuals who are actively engaged in a public safety role such as law enforcement, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel;

• Individuals who are officiating at a religious service; or

• Individuals who are giving a speech for broadcast or an audience.

 1. City of Glenwood Springs Public Health Order No. 2, Series 2020 (June 5, 2020) 

 2. State of Colorado Executive Order D 2020 138 (July 16, 2020)

3. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Mask Q&A (July 16, 2020)



  1. Jenn Ooton

    Assistant City Manager, Economic & Community Dev
    Phone: 970-384-6404