A Democratic governor is directing enterprises to refuse service to those who do not cover their faces.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has made a statewide order for all businesses that operate indoors to turn away customers who are not wearing face masks due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.
“No business serving the public in a public indoor space may provide service to a customer or allow a customer to enter or move within that public indoor space unless the customer is wearing a face covering,” he said in a statement.
Signs will be mandatory in each business to warn customers that they will not be allowed to enter and trade without wearing a mask.
“It is simple: no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service,” the governor said on Facebook.
He also warned shoppers not wearing a mask will be fined and charged with illegal entry into a business.
“Any individual who knowingly enters or remains in a public indoor space in violation of the terms of this executive order may be subject to civil or criminal penalties, including but not limited to prosecution for trespass,” he said.
The remarks came after Colorado recorded more than 38,700 CCP Virus infections and 1,700 related deaths according to the Worldometer website. More than 13,700 had recovered at the time of publication.
The strict rule is mandatory to follow for anyone aged 11 and older. Exceptions include those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering, hearing-impaired people who need to read lips, cafe, or restaurant patrons who are eating and those exercising outdoors. Emergency services workers like police, fire, and paramedics are also exempt from wearing a mask.
According to Polis, a person’s residence, dormitory, motel, or hotel room is not considered a public indoor space. However, anyone waiting and using transportation services must wear a mask.
“This includes wearing a face covering while using or waiting to use any taxi, bus, light rail, train, car service, ride-sharing, or similar service, or mass transportation operations,” he said.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr previously threatened to take legal action against governors who impose excessive restrictions indefinitely with the excuse of trying to contain the CCP Virus.
“We did more than put them on notice,” he told the ‘Hugh Hewitt Show.’
“[Measures] that say everyone has to shelter in place, to stay at home regardless of the situation on the ground, or you know, you shut down a business regardless of the capacity of the business to operate safely for its customers and its employees, those are very blunt instruments,” he said.