Denver (KDVR) – Mayor Michael Hancock said the indoor mask/proof of vaccination mandate will not be extended to the public health order. As of Friday, masks will not be required indoors in Denver. However, masks are still required in schools and childcare facilities.
Other place masks are still required on all RTD buses, trains, other public transportation, and Denver International Airport.
Bob MacDonald of the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment said modeling shows that lifting the face covering mandate is safe as cases continue to decline and the Ommicron increase appears to be waning. Hancock said Denver has a vaccination rate of 78%.
McDonald’s data showed that the majority of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are in people who are not immune.
A spokesperson for the Denver Department of Public Health and the Environment told FOX31 last week that it It is “likely” that the city will relinquish the mandate, which is set to expire on Thursday, February 3rd.
Mountain provinces, such as summit And EagleAnd They were among the first to suffer from the Omicron wave In late 2021, inner mask mandates have already been allowed to expire based on a steady and sharp drop in cases.
The latest modeling appreciates it 80% of the state’s population will be immune to omicron by mid-February as Immunity continues to rise. Currently, modeling shows that one in 19 Coloradans is currently contagious.
You can watch the full press conference from Mayor Hancock on FOX31 now.