Governor Jared Polis announced in a press conference held Thursday, July 16 2020 that he will be issuing a statewide mask mandate for Colorado.

Masks will be a requirement for all Coloradoans age 10 and up while in public indoor spaces effective at midnight July 17, 2020.

Polis said this "response is going to be driven by the data, not by politics."

Several statistics were shared to support this move, including an increase in hospitalizations of middle-aged adults 40-64.

Polis also announced, "Colorado has enough medical-grade masks to send to school districts for teachers."

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