Emergency order requiring masks in the works for Manitou Springs

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Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 8:36 AM MDT
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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - An emergency order concerning mask requirement for the City of Manitou Springs is in the works.

City council members gave direction for the mayor and city administrator to prepare the order Tuesday night. An exact timeline wasn’t announced, but it could be in the coming days. According to the city, since this is an emergency order, there will be no vote. It will go into effect as soon as the mayor signs it.

City Public Information Officer Alex Trefry said the mayor and city council members brought the idea up after hearing from constituents who observed the rising number of COVID-19 cases nationwide. There was also a survey done that provided responses that “proved an overwhelming majority of our community was concerned over the lack of mask usage,” according to Trefry. Trefry added the discussion on Tuesday night was part of a work session, so the council did not vote on the topic at that time.

Colorado Springs City Council took an emergency ordinance for masks off their agenda during their Tuesday meeting.

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