We have been very fortunate here on the Western Slope to see less COVID-19 cases than other places in the country especially the heavily populated New York and Los Angeles. But our Governor, Jared Polis announced yesterday that there is a new executive order in place and this means you're going to want to keep a face mask with you.

The new order says, "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask, No Service". That means that each business in the state of Colorado now has the right to refuse service to anyone if they are not wearing a face mask. This order was put into place because our Governor wants to make sure that business owners feel comfortable asking customers to leave if it compromises the health and safety of their employees.

The executive order was signed into effect already and this new order is already in place.

For the past few months, I have taken a face mask with me almost everywhere I go, but it seems that this trend will need to continue. At this point I have two masks I try to keep one in my car at all times just in case I leave one at home. But I'm almost wondering if I should be getting more masks seeing as how this order doesn't have an end date.

I expected this type of thing when traveling through airports but didn't expect it for all businesses across our state. Remember from now on in the state of Colorado it's "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask, No Service.

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