Colorado’s governor always said hospital capacity would dictate a new mask mandate. So why hasn’t he issued one?
Jared Polis vowed Aug. 12 to take action before Colorado’s hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients. They are nearly overwhelmed.
The Colorado Sun
In early August, as coronavirus infections and hospitalizations first began rising in Colorado following a summer lull, Gov. Jared Polis stood before reporters to answer questions about the worrying trend.
Asked when he might consider reissuing a statewide mask mandate or other such aggressive virus-fighting actions, he was clear.
“We will not overwhelm our hospitals,” he said then. “We will take the steps necessary to avoid doing that.”
Later, he added: “We don’t wait until we’re overwhelming our hospitals. We watch the trend, and we act before we are overwhelming our hospitals.”
Colorado is about to overwhelm its hospitals.
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