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Statement on Mask Requirement in Colorado

Denver, CO —

Statement on Mask Requirement in ColoradoNational Jewish Health supports the statewide mask requirement announced today by Colorado Governor Jared Polis. Wearing a mask is a known, effective measure that limits the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is a step that we can all take for our own health and for the health of our families, our neighbors and the broader community.

As health care providers, we have seen firsthand the devastation this illness can have on the lives of those who contract it. Wearing a mask in addition to handwashing and social distancing are ways we can all help to reduce the number of people who contract COVID-19.

We applaud the Governor for taking this step and urge compliance.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

We have many faculty members, from bench scientists to clinicians, who can speak on almost any aspect of respiratory, immune, cardiac and gastrointestinal disease as well as lung cancer and basic immunology.

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