Mask-wearing and vaccination are the two most important tools residents can use to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and bring us closer to the end of the pandemic. Masks are currently required in certain places.
- CDPHE’s Public Health Order 20-38 requires unvaccinated people to wear masks in specific settings, including medical facilities (including long term care facilities), homeless shelters, prisons, and jails.
The CDC, along with JCPH, recommends masking in indoor public settings in areas where CDC COVID-19 Community Levels are Medium or High.
For general information about masks, visit CDPHE's website.
Types of Masks and Respirators
Quick Tips for Wearing a Mask
- Choose a mask that has two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric and a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out of the top.
- Masks should completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of your face without gaps.
- Wash your hands before and after putting your face covering in place.
- Do not touch the face covering again until you remove it.
- Remove your mask to eat and drink and if it is still in good repair, you may continue to use it.
For more information about masks, including statewide mask orders, see CDPHE’s mask guidance.
The state of Colorado is providing free KN95 and surgical masks for members of the public at certain locations throughout the state. Learn more about where to find free masks.
Page Updated on 2/11/2022