CO Gov Says Businesses Can Call The Police If People Refuse To Follow Mask Order

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“Look, in Colorado, there’s no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.”

According to Business Insider, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) said in an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday that “local businesses in Colorado can call local law enforcement to report those who refuse to wear masks for trespassing.”

On Thursday, “the Democratic Governor announced a mask mandate for the state of Colorado. The executive order specifies that all individuals over the age of 10 ‘must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when entering or moving within any Public Indoor Space,’” the report stated. “Additionally, the mandate notes that ‘an individual who endangers the health of others by knowingly entering or remaining in a Public Indoor Space’ may ‘be subject to civil or criminal penalties.’”

Polis added that wearing masks should not be “political statements,” according to the Denver Post. In addition, during Sunday’s interview on NBC, Polis said that “the national testing scene is a complete disgrace” and that the turnaround time for testing is “almost useless from an epidemiological or even diagnostic perspective.” According to Johns Hopkins University data on testing efforts by state, “Colorado tested 7,451 and confirmed 690 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people,” Business Insider reported.

“Colorado's new statewide mask mandate comes as workers around the country have shared experiences of harassment from asking customers to wear masks. 44% of McDonald's workers said they had been verbally or physically assaulted from approaching customers who were reluctant to wear masks, according to a new Service Employees International Union survey,” the report continued.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Fox News broadcasted on Sunday, “President Trump said that he will not issue a national mandate to wear masks, saying he wants ‘people to have a certain freedom,’” Business Insider wrote.

Read the full report here.

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