Coloradans will be required to wear masks in public for at least another month.

The Colorado Governor's Office said earlier in the week that the initial mask order signed into law on July 16 would be extended instead of expiring this weekend.

The public awaited for just how long the mask order would be extended.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis then formally extended the order another 30 days on Friday.

"We have learned that widespread mask use is a low cost and highly effective way to
reduce the spread of COVID-19 infections by as much as 65 percent," Polis wrote in the order.

"Broad adoption of mask wearing in Colorado may have significant economic benefits by allowing the State to prevent re-closures of businesses and schools and, ultimately, return to our normal lives more quickly."

Prior to the state order, some counties like Larimer County already had their own public mask ordinances in place.

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