Face Masks Required In Public Starting Saturday, May 9th. Possible $5000 Fine & Up To One Year In Jail Penalty

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Boulder County Face Mask Announcement: Click Here.

Details of the Public Health Facial Covering Order are available at www.boco.org/covid-19. While fines and penalty’s can be assessed for not following a public health order, enforcement will rely on education and individual responsibility for the good of the community as a whole.

After approval of a Public Health “Facial Covering” Order by the Boulder County Board of Health over the weekend, beginning May 9, every person older than 12 years old will be required to wear a face covering when in public anywhere in Boulder County where social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained.

The order does include exceptions, including for people working alone in an office, anyone whose health would be negatively impacted by wearing a face covering, children aged 12 years and younger, and first responders under certain circumstances (CDPHE Order 20-26 requires first responders to wear Face Coverings).

Authority & Penalties

Authority from this order comes from Colorado Revised Statutes (“C.R.S.”) §§ 25-1-506, 508, 509, and 516. Penalties are outlined in Colorado Revised Statues C.R.S. §§ 25-1-114 and 25-1-516, including a fine of up to $5000 and imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year.

Concerns about others not wearing face coverings in public can:

Boulder County Public Health staff will determine if there has been a violation of a public health order and will follow up with the business or work with law enforcement, if needed.


  1. When and where can the general public get face masks that work like the n95. Going to make it a stupid ass law better fucking start making masks available to the general public.

    • There are people in your community making masks. See this site for locations. Also ads everywhere on FB, Instagram, and internet for the N95 masks. Hopefully Trump will make these available to front line workers and health professionals (who really need them) in quantities needed so you won’t feel guilty getting one from those who really need them. TheCDC says cotton and cotton blend fabric masks fitting properly work well for general public to wear in public while shopping or in areas where keeping social 6ft distancing is not easy. Do you know if you are a silent carrier of Covid? Hope this helps answer some of your concerns.

  2. Where did the person they wrote this go to school? Or did the go to school at all? Ever take a basic English writing class?

    ‘While fines and penalty’s can be assessed’ – penalties

  3. Talk about Unconstitutionality. I can just imagine the future lawsuits, and all the funds lost from paying for this bureaucratic attempt at one more Power Grab.

  4. How dare you keep extending this tyranny!!! Another month?!?! On what grounds! This county is by no means overrun with deaths and cases and you’re just gonna ramp it up even more??? You are asking for defiance!!

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