Denver Ending Mask Mandate for Schools, Child-Care Centers

DENVER (AP) — The town and county of Denver mentioned Wednesday it would finish its masks mandates for faculties and child-care services on Feb. 26, following comparable strikes in a number of surrounding counties amid a drop in COVID-19 instances. Denver ended a city-wide indoor masks mandate on Feb. 4.

Metropolis well being officers mentioned omicron variant instances and positivity charges have declined since mid-January. Denver was averaging roughly 2,000 new instances a day on Jan. 10; that quantity dropped to beneath 450 per day final week.

“We’re supportive of any extra measures our faculties put in place, as wanted, to proceed in-person studying,” Mayor Michael Hancock mentioned in a press release.

Regardless of Wednesday’s announcement, the Denver Public Colleges district mentioned Wednesday it’s strongly recommending that college students, workers and guests proceed to put on masks in its services. The district, which instituted its mandate in August, has about 90,000 college students.

Copyright 2022 The Related Press. All rights reserved. This materials might not be revealed, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Political Cartoons

Leave a Comment