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Breaking news: Broomfield to require masks indoors starting Friday

“...Data shows Broomfield must take action to protect the health and safety of our community,” city and county officials wrote in an announcement. 
2021-12-18 Masks

Broomfield will require masks in all indoor spaces starting Friday in order to limit transmission of COVID-19, city and county officials announced tonight. 

Broomfield officials cited the Marshall Fire making Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville unusable for the foreseeable future and a dramatic increase in the omicron variant. 

“...Data shows Broomfield must take action to protect the health and safety of our community,” city and county officials wrote in an announcement. 

The requirement applies to everyone 2 years of age and older starting Friday until Feb. 3. 

Broomfield previously instituted a mask requirement in all city and county facilities on Dec. 30. 

Coronavirus cases are at their highest rates ever in Broomfield and surrounding communities. Broomfield reported a test positivity rate of 24.5% today, which means that roughly one in every four people who is tested for coronavirus in Broomfield tests positive. 

Broomfield’s seven-day incidence rate is 879.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is nearly double the next-highest peak that occured in November 2020. The three-day case average is 125.3 cases per day. 

“During this incredibly challenging time for our community, it’s critical that we once again mask up to keep each other safe,” city and county officials wrote. "Please wear your mask in indoor public spaces, get the booster and continue to encourage friends and family to get fully vaccinated.”

 

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