PUEBLO – Effective at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, the order requiring the wearing of masks in City buildings by employees of the City and members of the public has been rescinded by Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar.
“City of Pueblo employees and the public are no longer required to wear a mask indoors in City designated buildings as was part of the order I signed last year,” said Gradisar. “The fully vaccinated rate for Pueblo is increasing. I still want to encourage all Puebloans to get vaccinated if they have not already and if they feel it is necessary to reduce the risk of infection, to wear a mask.”
The orders previously entered on Aug. 26, 2021, and amended on Nov. 10, 2021, requiring the wearing of masks has been rescinded. Although not required, anyone with preexisting health conditions or who remains unvaccinated is encouraged to wear a mask for their own protection, especially when indoors in large groups of people.
Pueblo County infection numbers are now beginning to decline, more individuals have been fully vaccinated and the number of COVID-19 patients in the local hospitals have stabilized.