The city of Denver will lift many of its indoor mask and COVID-19 vaccine mandates later this week.
“Beginning Friday, people will no longer be required, under a public health order, to wear a mask or show proof of vaccination for entry into a business” in the city, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D) wrote in a tweet.
Hancock also said in his Twitter thread the city’s public health order requiring masks in schools and child care facilities will remain in effect for the time being.
According to Fox News affiliate KDVR, mask-wearing is still required on the city’s public transportation and at the Denver International Airport.
“Organizations that serve vulnerable populations, other businesses and venues may decide to continue to require masks or proof of vaccination. They are well within their rights to do so, and we should support them. Please do not give them a hard time,” Hancock tweeted.
“Don’t get too comfortable. This virus is something we’re still going to have to manage and learn to live with.”
Some Colorado counties including Summit and Eagle previously lifted their mask mandate due to sharp declines in virus cases as the omicron variant shows signs of fading, the Fox affiliate reported.