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Tri-County Health letting mask mandates expire

The mask mandates in Adams and Arapahoe counties will expire Friday. Cherry Creek School District's mandate will also expire.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — People in Adams and Arapahoe counties will no longer be required to wear masks in public indoor spaces starting Saturday. 

In a special meeting Monday, the Tri-County Health Department board voted 5-1 to let the county's mask mandates expire. 

The mandates required masks in public indoor spaces and in schools.

The Cherry Creek School District said Tuesday that they will not be renewing their school mask mandate when it expires Friday. They said starting Monday, "masks will be strongly encouraged, but not required, for students and staff in the Cherry Creek School District."

> Watch the full meeting

RELATED: Denver will let mask mandate expire this week

The City and County of Denver also decided earlier Monday that it will not extend its indoor mask mandate, which is set to expire on Thursday. 

Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Bob McDonald made the announcement during an update on the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday.

The public health order that requires masks in public indoor spaces is due to expire Thursday.

The public health order requiring masks to be worn in schools and childcare facilities will remain until further notice. 

RELATED: Colorado drops vaccine requirement for large indoor gatherings

Last week, CDPHE amended a public health order that required people at some public events in metro Denver to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19.

CDPHE said the updated order no longer requires individuals at unseated, public indoor events of 500 people or more to show proof of vaccination to be admitted. The order applied to Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder and Jefferson counties, as well as Denver and Broomfield.

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