Updates on Mask Orders

As of this writing, Arizona requires masks for employees and customers for barbers and cosmetologists, and recommends masks for businesses where service cannot be provided without physical distancing. You can find Arizona’s mask information at Mask Up Arizona.

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) published updates and guidance regarding the statewide mask order that went into effect on July 16, 2020.

Some questions CDPHE answered are:

  • What if I’m alone in my office with the door closed? 
    • If you are the only person in a room with the door closed, then you may remove your mask. If someone else enters the room, please put your mask back on. You must wear a mask in common areas like hallways, elevators, or breakrooms.
  • Sitting at my cubicle spaced 6 feet away from my closest neighbor? 
    • You must wear a mask in any shared, indoor space that accommodates people outside your household. This includes spaces divided by physically distanced cubicles. We require masks in such settings because Colorado has recently experienced outbreaks in indoor, office-based settings. We continue to encourage employers to prioritize work from home.
  • In the elevator? Break room? Hallway?
    • You must wear a mask in common areas like hallways, elevators, or breakrooms. If a common space is used for consuming meals (i.e., break rooms), follow restaurant guidance for that setting.

You can find these and other information here; the website is updated regularly.

Utah requires masks for individuals acting in the capacity of an employee of a business when unable to main a distance of 6 feet from another individual. Face coverings will be required for all people entering and working in k-12 school buildings and on busses. You can find Utah mask information at A Mask For Every Utahn.

Wyoming requires masks for employees of reopening businesses and for personal care services employees and patrons. You can find all the Wyoming public health orders and guidance here.

Remember these are state orders; many counties and cities have orders as well. Employers should be familiar with all of them, and adhere to each section that is most protective of employees.