Face Covering FAQ

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State of Colorado mask order

Governor Jared Polis announced a Statewide mask order on July 16, 2020, directing Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors. The order has since been amended. See the updated order and guidance at covid19.colorado.gov/mask-guidance  

 City of Durango face covering order

  • May 18, 2021: City Council adopted Resolution #2021-26 allowing the emergency mask ordinance to lapse effective May 18, 2021. The resolution encourages vaccinations, and urges residents and visitors alike to comply with other health or mask orders and honor requirements individual businesses may have for wearing masks. Face coverings continue to be required on transportation networks, including Durango Transit, in Durango-La Plata County Airport and on commercial aircraft, per TSA rules.
  • May 4, 2021 - City Council has extended the mask ordinance until May 18, 2021 for further discussion at the regular City Council meeting. Meeting agenda and information is available at DurangoGov.org/meetings
  • March 16, 2021 - City Council passed emergency ordinance #2021-0007 extending #2021-01. The order expires May 14, 2021 unless extended.
  • Jan. 19, 2021 - City Council passed emergency ordinance #2021-01 extending #2020-0017.
  • Nov. 23, 2020 - City Council passed an emergency ordinance supporting State orders requiring masks and providing other enforcement to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our community. View signed Ordinance #2020-0017
  • June 16, 2020 - City Council voted unanimously to extend the face covering order indefinitely. Link to Council discussion - View signed order #2020-10 (PDF) - Ordenanza #2020-10 en español
  • May 22, 2020 - Order #2020-08 was issued by Interim City Manager Blake pursuant to the emergency declaration from March 17, 2020. The Order is law within City limits.