City Council - Special City Council Meeting
Jun 1, 2020 7:00 pm

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Item No. 1 - Face Covering Order Extension
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Item No. 1 - Face Covering Order Extension

Resolution 30-2020 - a resolution of the Wheat Ridge City Council extending the requirement for the wearing of face coverings in critical businesses
This is a recording of the June 1, 2020 City Council meeting.

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I am against extending the mask order. I haven't seen or read about new cases in our city and wearing these masks for extended periods of time, such as 8-12 hour work shifts, is harming our bodies. I personally, have a constant rash across my chin, breakouts of pimples and blisters around my mouth, and servers chapped upper lip from exhaling carbon dioxide onto the skin; and the skin and inner body are being starved for oxygen. The recirculating of exhaled carbon dioxide is slowly suffocating the skin and cells within the body. These masks are not healthy at all and I have seen, not heard of ANY recent covid cases within our city. It's time to begin normalcy. Thank you for your consideration in this matter .

05/31/2020 1:53 pm
Rebeka McClure

The mask order should not be extended. There are no increased cases. Wearing a mask is to be the choice of citizens that want that protection but also the choice of citizens that do not think it is necessary. Point blank, its the choice of the American. High risk individuals, as in any case prior to covid19, should take precautions to protect themselves as they are more subject to illness because of their health. If citizens have concerns, take precautions for one self or stay home.

06/01/2020 10:01 am
Holly

I believe that as Adults we can make the decision to wear masks, or not. The original Resolution was good guidance during the first of the virus but now we know how and what to do to better fight this virus. Each of us can make our own decision as to protecting ourselves while honoring those who feel they must protect themselves. No further action is required at this time and would urge you to NOT extend the mask requirement within the City of Wheat Ridge. Thank you.

06/01/2020 10:49 am
Vivian Vos

I would like to thank City Council, mayor Starker and city staff for the thoughtful work that has already taken place. I look to you as leaders to continue facemask and social distancingrequirements as we continue to adapt to COVID-19. We are fortunate that businesses are opening and we begin to safely socialize, however we have high-risk populations in our city and we do not yet know how slowly increasing social and business activities may lead to an up-tick in cases. I appreciate that whatever you decide some will agree and Some will not. However now is the time for slow, measured, thoughtful action.

06/01/2020 11:44 am
Kathleen Martell

Until there is more evidence, facts, studies about how Covid-19 spreads, it is in everyone's best interest to continue wearing masks. I would like to see the order extended.

06/01/2020 11:35 am
Andrea McCullough

I see nothing wrong with extending the mask order. It's such a simple thing to do to protect others, and ultimately yourself. This virus is far from over, and the more we can do to keep infection down, we come closer to keeping the hospitals running efficiently, and ending the virus.Wearing a mask does this, so why NOT do it? The argument that it goes against your civil rights and liberties is, frankly, just stupid. We have many measures as a society that protect the well being of others that people employ daily with no thought of civil liberty violation. Just be kind, wear your mask when in public and go without at home. It's really very simple.

06/01/2020 11:35 am
Kristine Disney

I think it is in the best interests of our community to extend the mask order until there is a definite steady drop in Covid-19 cases and deaths in Colorado. It isn't just Wheat Ridge residents who shop in our community and could be spreading the virus. Protect each other.

06/01/2020 12:19 pm
Milly Nadler

I would like to see the policy requiring masks continue. It helps achieve what we all want which is businesses to reopen safely and people be able to move about. Because masks protect others and not ourselves this is why it is important. Otherwise it limits the ability of many in our community to go out. Our residents and employees will be more protected as there are still no treatments or vaccines available yet for covid. Thank you.

06/01/2020 11:56 am
Madelaine deVan

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