Masks/Face Coverings

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.

In addition, City of Glenwood Springs Public Health Order No. 2-20 requires face coverings 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 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? 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 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)



  1. Jenn Ooton

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