There has been a new public health order put forth by the Tri-County Health Department Board of Health. This new public health order affects all public, charter, and private schools in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties.
The Tri-County Health Department Board of Health met Monday, August 30 to discuss next steps regarding the school masking order that went into effect August 23. The Tri-County Board of Health also discussed the subsequent opting-out of the order by Adams and Douglas counties. During the meeting, the Board of Health voted to rescind its policy on allowing opt-outs to county-wide public health orders by Boards of County Commissioners, rescind their recent school mask order for children aged 2–11 years, and put a universal mask order in place for all schools in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties, regardless of vaccination status.
The new order requires facial coverings to be worn by all individuals aged two years and older in all school and child care settings (public, charter, private). It goes into effect September 1, 2021, and is in effect until December 31, 2021, unless amended, extended or rescinded.