On April 15, 2021, Glenwood Springs City Council extended the existing face covering mandate for indoor public-facing spaces within the city limits. For outdoor spaces, masks are no longer mandatory, but are encouraged when in close proximity with others. This provides a consistent, city-wide policy in conjunction with the devolution of the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 dial and follows state recommendations for local governments to maintain these policies for indoor settings.
“Maintaining these protocols as vaccination increases amongst our region and visitors is a proactive step to protect our community and ensures clarity and consistency for our City,” said Mayor Jonathan Godes. “To keep it simple, keep wearing your mask indoors in public spaces.”
The extended Glenwood Springs order will be in effect until May 20, 2021 when City Council will evaluate further action. The Colorado dial will remain as guidance to counties and the state still strongly recommends that businesses and other entities follow best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
State of Colorado Executive Order D 2020-219
The order requires people in Colorado who are 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths:
- When entering or moving within any public indoor space.
- While using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or non-personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportation services.
People who do not have to wear a mask include:
- People who are 10 years old and younger.
- People who cannot medically tolerate a face covering.
- Children ages 2 and under should NOT wear masks or cloth face coverings.
The full amended Public Health Order No. 2-20 can be read HERE
|In a retail shop?||Yes||State of Colorado Executive Order D 2020-219|
|In a restaurant?||Yes, except when seated||State of Colorado Executive Order D 2020-219|
|On public transportation?||Yes, including waiting for buses, trains, taxis, and ridesharing||State of Colorado Executive Order D 2020-219|
|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 Executive Order D 2020-219|
|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 Executive Order D 2020-219
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 Executive Order D 2020-219|
|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 219, whichever is more restrictive|
|Walking around town?||No, unless safe social distancing is not possible||City of Glenwood Springs PHO #2, 2020|
Who is exempt?
• Persons who are 10 years old and younger;
• 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)