Mask Requirement Are Back at One Colorado National Park

By Shawn Patrick on November 29, 2022
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Just as many of us had hoped we would never hear the word mask again, requirements to wear them have again hit our state…

“Effective immediately, masks are required within buildings at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve,” read an announcement from the park. The mandate follows Alamosa County’s designation of having a ‘high’ level of local community transmission of COVID-19.

The reinstated requirement applies to everyone regardless of vaccination status. All buildings currently remain open.

While masks are required for all in National Park Service buildings in counties where a ‘high’ level of community transmission is present, they are typically optional when community transmission exists at the ‘low’ or ‘medium’ tiers.

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