TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- In a letter posted on the Teller County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the Teller County Board of Commissioners said they will not be actively enforcing the mask mandate.
On May 2, Governor Jared Polis extended the statewide mask mandate.
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 campuses, public-facing government facilities, and others.
However, the order also allows people to remove their masks in public indoor spaces with more than ten people if at least 80% have proof of vaccination.
In the letter, the BOCC said they do not have authority to override the amended order, however, they say "there is no reasonable method" to monitor the vaccination status of individuals in public indoor spaces.
Due to that, Teller County says they will not be actively enforcing the mask mandate.
In the letter, BOCC encourages citizens to exercise personal responsibility and to determine whether or not to wear a face-covering based on their health needs.
Read the full letter below: