The Town of Bennett Board of Trustees voted to issue a formal statement to the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) activating the opt-out clause in the public health agency’s forthcoming mask mandate order.
The Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to opt-out of the order.
The public health order was approved on July 8, 2020 and would require people to wear facial coverings in public spaces. The order will go into effect on Friday, July 24, 2020.
Mayor Royce Pindell said, “By the data released by Tri-County Health, I believe we have lower cases than the rest of Adams and Arapahoe County, and because of that I believe our residents should choose what is best for their personal health. We still strongly encourage residents to be responsible about their personal hygiene by frequently washing their hands, cleaning highly touched surfaces, keeping appropriate social distance and wearing a mask when they feel necessary.”
“We want our businesses to stay safe and open and residents to respect their individual guidelines when it comes to wearing a mask,” Mayor Pindell added.
The Town of Bennett still encourages their residents to wear a mask when they cannot keep a distance of six feet from residents not in their household. In addition to wearing a cloth face covering, and staying home when you are sick, the spread of COVID-19 can be reduced through physical distancing and frequent hand washing.
The Town of Bennett is providing free face masks to vulnerable and at-risk residents, they can be picked up at Town Hall, 207 Muegge Way, Bennett CO, 80102.