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After reviewing Lake County’s current COVID-19 status and revised CDC mask guidance with the Board of County Commissioners, Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA) plans to issue an amended public health order June 1 to align with the state’s most recent order concerning masks. Until then, masks are required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, for inside settings as well as outdoors if six feet of distancing cannot be maintained.

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The county’s changes that go into effect next Tuesday, June 1, allow fully vaccinated people to go without masks in public indoor spaces unless the setting requires otherwise. As allowed under state law, owners, operators and managers of any business or service may, at their discretion, continue to require individuals entering or within their locations to wear face coverings or show proof of full vaccination. The best practice is still to have a mask on hand at all times. Unvaccinated people over age 11 are encouraged to continue wearing masks in all public indoor spaces.

People who do not have to wear a mask, even if unvaccinated, include:

● People 10 years old and younger

● Those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering

An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after a second dose in the two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna product, or two weeks after a single dose  of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. See mask guidance from the State of Colorado here.

Lake County Public Health Agency continues to encourage COVID 19 vaccinations to reach the State goal of 75 percent fully vaccinated by July 4. Find vaccine scheduling information here: