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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says it won’t issue citations to people not wearing masks

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says it will educate the public on the benefits of wearing masks, but deputies won't be issuing citations for people who don't wear masks.

The Sheriff's Office tweeted Thursday afternoon that it "cannot afford to take actions that further erode the public trust in us."

The announcement was made just hours after Governor Jared Polis issued a mask mandate that takes effect at midnight. The executive order says people violating the mandate "may be subject to civil or criminal penalties, including but not limited to prosecution for trespass."

Read the sheriff's office full announcement below.

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