We haven’t talked about COVID in a while, and apparently Gov. Jared Polis thought so too. He hosted his most recent COVID address on Wednesday and here is the “too long, didn’t watch” summary:
Will we be masking back up due to the delta variant?
Nope! At least, not as long as hospitalizations remain stable, says Polis. [CO Politics]
👉 Listen to yesterday’s episode of City Cast Denver with epidemiologist Dr. Jonathan Samet on just how concerned we should be about the delta variant.
Will masks be required at school?
Not if you’re a student, teacher, or staff member who’s been vaccinated, according to state guidelines. Masks are recommended for anyone not vaccinated, meaning all students under 12. Individual districts can implement stricter policies [Chalkbeat]
👉 Read the state’s complete 2021-22 back-to-school guidelines.
More free cash!
The governor announced two more incentive programs:
- Vaccinated students at 13 of the state’s community colleges can enter to win one of 67 available scholarships. [Chalkbeat]
- Anyone who receives a first or second dose of the vaccine at a participating clinic will get a $100 Walmart gift card while supplies last.
👙 ⛱️ It’s going to be a pool weekend for sure with highs in the low 90s and lots of sun (minus the afternoon storms, of course).
— Peyton Garcia, (@peytonmgarcia)