Governor Jared Polis says all workers in critical buildings such as grocery stores and nursing homes will now be required to wear face masks. His executive order comes after there have been coronavirus outbreaks in at least fifteen nursing homes and residential care facilities around the state.
POLIS: We know that you all want your parents, grandparents to have the very best protection if they live in Colorado…
Polis is also sending the Colorado National Guard to help with virus testing at the largest nursing homes in the state. And he says he's stepping up enforcement of rules at these sites.
About half of all deaths from COVID 19 in the state have been in nursing and long-term care facilities.