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How will Colorado’s revised mask mandate work?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- 13 Investigates is looking into how the revised mask mandate that was put in place by Governor Jared Polis over the weekend will be enforced.

According to the Governor's office, the indoor mask order remains in effect for all schools statewide. This also includes extracurricular activities, childcare centers, indoor children's campus, public-facing government facilities and others.

In Colorado counties with more than 35 cases per 100,000 people, the indoor mask order applies to groups of ten or more unvaccinated people indoors and there remains no outdoor mask order, according to the governor's office.

However, the order also allows Coloradans to remove masks in public indoor spaces with more than ten people if at least 80% have proof of vaccination.

"Businesses or facilities should err on the side of assuming that people entering their indoor site are unvaccinated, unless they show proof of vaccination. While the majority of Coloradans are still unvaccinated, most indoor public settings like grocery stores, retail stores, and gyms will need to require mask-wearing," a CDPHE spokesperson said.

State health leaders say Coloradans can show the vaccination card from their vaccine appointment, a picture of the card of their cell phone or a copy of immunization records.

"Coloradans are encouraged to treat their vaccine cards as legitimate personal medical records. Misrepresenting yourself as vaccinated can put you and others around you at risk of contracting COVID-19," a CDPHE spokesperson said.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that the unauthorized use of an official government agency's seal, including on fake vaccine cards, is a crime and those who do so can be prosecuted under federal law.

Here is CDPHE's guidance on those who do not need to wear masks:

  • People who are 10 years old and younger.
  • People who cannot medically tolerate a face covering.
  • Children younger than 2 years old should NOT wear masks.

El Paso County has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the state, with under 50% of the population receiving one dose, according to a press release county health leaders sent last week. The county's goal is for 75% of the El Paso County population, but officials stress that to achieve that goal it is crucial that younger adults between the ages of 16 and 39 get vaccinated.

Colorado Springs / Coronavirus / Investigations / News

Chelsea Brentzel

Chelsea is an investigative reporter for KRDO NewsChannel 13. Learn more about Chelsea here.



  1. We are likely close to peak vax where most of the people who want to get the shot have gotten it. What will the government attempt to do to the millions upon millions who refuse to get the experimental non FDA approved shot?
    This is going to be a good test of just how far Biden the demented fraud puppet and the radical criminal Marxist Democrats that now occupy our government will go to force people into getting the experimentàl shot.
    It will also be a good test to see how far the American people will go to resist having their freedoms, rights and choices stripped away.

  2. Truth does NOT wear a mask and Health does NOT come in a vial. We are being poisoned and have been poisoned all our lives by Mommy Medicine and Daddy Government via pills, potions, and poisons all cloaked as pharmaceuticals to treat the ailments, when it’s the treatments and the “cures’ that are causing the sicknesses, diseases, and chronic illnesses, which keep us lifelong consumers of a very insidious medical business. Viruses occur as a result of systemic toxicity (tainted/laced food, air, water and foreign materials like metals and chemicals being injected into us), not because the body has been invaded by some external threat. That is the medical fraud we’ve been spoon fed by the system, in which the medical profession relies upon to justify the use of vaccinations. When the body becomes too toxic, cells will conspire to cleanse themselves by manufacturing specific non-living solvents know as viruses, which break down and disassemble those substances into particles to be expelled out through the skin, mucus, and bowels.

    In reality, the virus is attempting to heal the systemic toxicity of the body and reverse it. Metals accumulate from the body from many various sources, one of which is vaccine adjutants. More lies have the masses believing that adjutants may be added to a vaccine to boost the immune response to produce more antibodies and longer-lasting immunity, thus minimizing the dose of antigen needed, when it’s really nothing but more poison being injected into the blood stream to make us sick. Making us sick and providing the treatment is PROFITABLE. Far too many are still swooned by false promises from people with initials like “Dr.” and “CEO” in front of their names. Vaccines are war chemicals” disguised as “medicine.” ALL vaccines are experimental; even those “FDA approved” ones.

  3. …. Hmmm…. And here come the vaccine passports… Democratic Republican, White, Black, Blue, Orange; this is going too far. I’m not going to carry a vaccine passport on my phone until they suggest I carry it “comfortably” in my palm or forehead… I won’t!

  4. It appears that the democrat study into obedience, control, and brainwashing is coming to an end. The study is now tracking the most gullible, insecure, and fearful as they will be the first group of people they will go after the next time in an attempt to control the rest of us.

  5. I’ll continue not wearing one like I’ve done the entire time. Id love to see you force me. Try it.

    1. Good luck with that some places have every right to kick out people who don’t want to wear a mask

      1. That is their right too. Just like the baker has every right to refuse service on something he doesn’t agree with! By the way the lgbtqp (p is for pedophiles because they are ok with it) group is harassing him now.

  6. So let’s see… 80% must be vaccinated.
    So ten people are in a store– eight vaccinated and two not– no one needs to wear a mask.
    One of the vaccinated leaves the store and one not vaccinated enters– everyone must now put masks on. Makes a lot of sense right?

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