Mask Guidance

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NEW: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Jefferson County for individuals ages 3+ per Public Health Order 21-006. For answers to frequently asked questions about the mask order, click here.

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:

  • Indoors in all public spaces in Jefferson County for individuals ages 3+ per PHO 21-006.
  • Indoors in county and municipal government buildings per PHO 21-004
  • Indoors in schools and childcare settings in Jefferson County per PHO 21-002.
  • 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 state also requires universal mask use for staff, visitors, and residents in residential care facilities regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Everyone age 2 and older must still wear masks on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. This is required by federal law for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

The CDC recommends masking in indoor public settings in areas where COVID-19 community transmission is substantial or high. Jefferson County remains in CDC’s high transmission category.

For general information about masks, visit CDPHE's website.

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. 

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