Facial Covering Requirement
Town of Erie Mayor, Jennifer Carroll, extended to all of Erie a Boulder County order requiring face coverings beginning on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The order requires every person over the age of 12 to wear a face covering anywhere in the Town of Erie when they are not maintaining social distancing of 6 feet from any non-household member. The order is necessary to have consistent requirements throughout Erie because Weld County is not expected to issue an order similar to Boulder County’s.
Mayor Jennifer Carroll said, "This order, and other measures, are important to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by reducing exposure to the virus, to protect vulnerable populations, and to prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed. Wearing a face covering, in addition to maintaining at least 6 feet distance between others, will also help get Erie business going again safely and remain open.”
According to Public Health officials, everyone should still wash their hands, not touch their faces, stay home if ill, cough into a tissue and discard, and regularly clean high-touch surfaces.
While fines and penalties can be assessed for not following a municipal order, enforcement will rely primarily on education and individual responsibility.
Face coverings are defined in the order as a covering made of cloth, fabric, or other soft or permeable material, without holes, that covers only the nose and mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face. They may be factory-made or handmade and improvised using ordinary household materials.
Review the Boulder County Public Health Order
Review the State's Safer at Home Order
Review the Weld County news releases