PUEBLO COUNTY, Colorado (KKTV) – Schools, daycare and youth camps in Pueblo County require all ages two and over to wear a mask under a new public health regulation.
The health ordinance comes into force on Monday. Click here to read the full order.
In order, face coverings are defined as being made of cloth, cloth, or some other soft or permeable material with no holes that only cover the nose and mouth and the surrounding areas of the lower face. Meshes, nets or similar porous material do not meet the requirements or the definition of a face protection.
The following people are exempt from face covering requirements, in this order:
1. Persons under the age of 2.
2. People who medically cannot tolerate face covering.
3. Individuals who cannot or cannot safely wear a mask due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (42 USC 12101 et seq.).
4. Individuals for whom wearing face-covering would present a risk to health, occupational safety, or duty to work, as determined by the US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Persons who carry out one of the following activities are exempt from the requirements of this Ordinance on face covering while performing the activity:
A. Individuals who are hearing impaired or otherwise disabled, or who communicate with a hearing impaired or otherwise disabled person and for whom the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication and clear face covering is not available.
B. People who actively eat or drink during meals or snacks.
C. Individuals asked to temporarily remove their facial covering for identification purposes in order to assist a service that requires legal identification.
D. People who are actively involved in public safety, such as B. Police officers, firefighters or emergency medical personnel.
e. Individuals receiving a personal or medical service that requires the temporary removal of a face covering in order to provide the service.
F. Individuals who are in a swimming pool and actively participate in pool activity where their face covering could get wet.
G. People who participate in certain high-intensity activities when breathing becomes difficult.
H. When a student in an academic achievement classroom at a PK-12 school actively plays an instrument that otherwise cannot be played while wearing a face covering and the instrument has a bell cover.
I. Individuals who actively nap or rest in accordance with government permit requirements.
J. People who are alone in an enclosed space.
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