WATCH: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issues mask requirement starting Wednesday

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 9:49 AM MST
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DENVER, Colo. (KKTV) - Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has issued a mask requirement in indoor settings for Denver. This requirement goes into effect for everyone over the age of two on Wednesday, November 24, and goes until January 3.

Click here to read the full Public Health Order.

Mayor Hancock says businesses will also be able to apply a vaccine passport system to make sure 95% of people inside a business are vaccinated at one time, including the staff. This will have staff members check guests’ vaccine cards before they enter the business. “Wear a mask or get vaccinated,” says Mayor Hancock.

This comes one day after two other Colorado counties implemented the mask requirement.

The Mayor says this precaution was taken to keep residents safe as more people head to the Denver Metro area for the holidays.

“This is not a Denver problem, this is not a metro problem. We are just standing up to do our part,” says Bob McDonald, from the Denver Department of Public Health.

The press conference is expected to begin around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Click here to read more on this mandate from our sister station CBS Denver,

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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