GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — On April 15, Glenwood Springs City Council extended the existing face covering mandate for indoor public-facing spaces within the city limits. For outdoor spaces, masks are no longer mandatory, but are encouraged when in close proximity with others. This provides a consistent, city-wide policy in conjunction with the devolution of the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 dial and follows state recommendations for local governments to maintain these policies for indoor settings.
“Maintaining these protocols as vaccination increases amongst our region and visitors is a proactive step to protect our community and ensures clarity and consistency for our City,” said Mayor Jonathan Godes. “To keep it simple, keep wearing your mask indoors in public spaces.”
The extended Glenwood Springs order will be in effect until May 20, 2021 when City Council will evaluate further action. The Colorado dial will remain as guidance to counties and the state still strongly recommends that businesses and other entities follow best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The state public health order allows counties to implement regulations at the local level while still maintaining some limited requirements across the state. The state health order requires 6 feet distancing and mask-wearing for schools (including extracurricular activities), child care centers, indoor children’s camps, public-facing state government facilities, emergency medical and other healthcare settings, personal services and limited healthcare settings, congregate care facilities, prisons, and jails. For questions about state or Garfield County guidance, please contact Garfield County Public Health.