Gov. Polis issues mandatory state-wide mask order. Here’s where to report businesses that don’t obey it.

Governor Jared Polis issued an order effective at midnight last night mandating every Colorado citizen over 10 years of age to wear face masks when doing business in public indoor places. The order says that no business serving the public in a public indoor space “may provide service to a customer, or allow a customer to enter or move within that indoor space, unless the customer is wearing a face covering.”

Seeking to quell partisan bickering over the order, Polis said,

“The virus doesn’t care what political party you belong to. The virus doesn’t care what belief system you have. The virus doesn’t care. The virus is the virus and it is a threat to every single one of us.”

Under the conditions immediately predating the mask rule, if nothing was done, Colorado was on a trajectory to exceed the number of intensive care beds available by September.

Cases increasing faster in Mesa County

Counties with full mask orders have seen an increase of 27% in the rate of growth of Covid cases while counties without any mask orders have seen a 49% growth in Covid cases, according to a presentation given by Gov. Polis.

Covid cases in Mesa County have been increasing faster in the last two to three weeks, with 11 new cases diagnosed in just the last few days, making a total of 175 cases. Currently seven people in the county are hospitalized for Covid-19.

Where to report non-compliance:

Report any business that isn’t enforcing the mask order to Mesa County Public Health Department’s Covid Hotline at 248-6900.

 

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  2. I’m not sure if this is the correct forum, but Tru Value Hardware at 12th St and Orchard is not enforcing masks inside the store. A clerk at the register and several customers were not wearing masks. No one said anything to the offending customer and merchandise was sold. The manager said he COULD not enforce wearing a mask, that there was a sign on the door. I understand not wanting to get into an argument with a customer but doing business with a mask violator is not the way to go either. I reported the store to Mesa Health Dept.

  3. The Mesa County Health Department is enforcing this. Call their hotline number provided in the posting above and let them know of businesses that are not complying with the mask requirement.

    • By Executive Order from the Colorado Governor’s office, all customers and accompanying guests ten years and older are now required to wear a mask or face covering while in our stores, effective July 17. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

      (But if you just SAY you have a medical condition that precludes you from wearing a COVID-19 mask, you can get away with infecting and even killing people via our building.)

  4. I have serious doubts there will be much enforcement after the experience I had a couple days ago with the cops asking for accountability in respect to a pitbull off-leash and video of the guy who wished to hurt me when he took offense about being chastized for that. He went out of his way to confront me twice the last being when he left his big Ford and started to approach me but turned around when he saw the camera. He then turned his truck around and rolled coal on me. I gave them good video of that and this fellow 25 years at least younger than me continued to scream at me as he drove past for the second time. His plate said “ROLNCOL”. But no not enough evidence. He and the cops in this place are probably buddies. So no I don’t expect much from the badges.

    • The Mesa County Health Department is enforcing this. Call their hotline number provided in the posting above and let them know of businesses that are not complying with the mask requirement.

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