Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties lifted outdoor mask usage requirements for public spaces. 

A sense of normalcy is slowly returning globally, and relaxed mandates on wearing masks outdoors prove it. Boulder County was the first Front Range county to change its guidelines to remove the requirement to wear a mask in outdoor spaces. The change went into effect on Friday, April 2. 

As of Monday, Jefferson County became the fifth county in the Denver metro area to relax the mask mandate, so residents don't have to wear one in outdoor spaces anymore.

The Jefferson County Public Health Department announced the change to occur immediately and credited the progress in vaccinating residents against coronavirus. The county's change will remain in place until May 6 unless officials rescind the amendment. The indoor requirements for face masks are still in effect. Read the entire public health order here

On Monday, the Tri-County Public Health Department also changed its mask guidelines. Those in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties do not need to wear masks in outdoor public spaces. The mandate for indoor mask-wearing remains in effect. 

The modified mask mandates were thoroughly discussed, as officials weighed the vaccination rate and the coronavirus infections rate to determine the safety of relaxing face-covering regulations. They also considered that all Coloradans are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as of April 2. 

Are you excited to feel the fresh air on your mouth and nose again? Do you think further amendments to mask guidelines are coming soon? Let us know in the comments.