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Larimer County Requires Face Coverings

Larimer County Public Health has issued a public health order requiring face coverings for employees and customers to enter businesses in Larimer County. Click here for the full Public Health Order or read below.

Effective May 3, 2020 at 12 p.m.,

All employees who come into contact with the public or other individuals are required to wear face coverings beginning on May 2, 2020 and continuing until May 30, 2020.

All individuals entering or in line to enter businesses including but not limited to in-person retail services, personal services, critical businesses, curbside and takeout restaurants, must cover their nose and mouth by wearing a mask or other form of facial covering beginning on May 2, 2020 and continuing until May 30, 2020.

Facial Coverings or masks include medical grade masks (non- N95 type) that are made of cloth, fabric, or other soft or permeable material, without holes, that covers the nose and mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face. A Face Covering may be factory-made, or may be handmade and improvised from ordinary household materials. The Face Covering should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction, and be able to be laundered and machine-dried without damage or change to shape. Face Coverings need to cover the nose and mouth at all times and should remain in place until taken off safely. Due to the scarcity of medical grade masks, non-medical grade masks are recommended for all non-healthcare workers to allow medical grade masks to be saved for healthcare workers.

This order does not apply to those individuals who have medical conditions which make wearing of a mask or covering a risk to their health or that will interfere with their breathing. During the safer at home phase, susceptible individuals with underlying health conditions should remain at home, as they are more at risk for contracting COVID-19.This order does not apply to children under the age of two. Childcare facilities should continue to follow state guidelines. Other specific industries or situations which already have specific guidelines with regard to masks or face coverings


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