Keep your mask handy, Denver. According to a public health order issued by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock on Friday, all Denver residents will be required to wear a face mask in certain public settings beginning Wednesday.

“When we’re at the grocery store, work or any other business, my face covering protects you and your face covering protects me,” Hancock said in a news release. “The virus isn’t going away any time soon. By wearing a face covering, you’re doing your part to reduce the spread of infections and keep everyone safer.”

Click here to read more about this new order, plus the order itself.

READ MORE: List of Colorado businesses that are open

Click here for the latest update on the number of cases, the age, gender and location of presumptive positive, indeterminate and confirmed cases from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Below, we’re updating this blog with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Colorado.

Latest updates:

Monday, May 4

7:15 a.m. | Happening today: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment virtual town hall

There are two virtual town halls scheduled today with the state Department of Labor and Employment to provide updates and information on Colorado’s unemployment insurance program. The town halls are:—Today, 9:10 a.m. (English)

—Today, 11:30 a.m. (Spanish)

You can watch it live here.

7:02 a.m. | Emergency fund established for Denver arts and culture organizations

Denver’s art and culture organizations are getting hit by an unprecedented loss in revenue due to the novel coronavirus. To help, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation have teamed up to create an emergency fund to help small and mid-sized organizations survive this time.

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has committed $1 million toward this relief fund. The Denver Foundation will donate $50,000. Other early donors to the fund include Denver Arts & Venues at $205,000, Gates Family Foundation at $100,000 and PNC Bank at $10,000.

Click here to learn more.

5 a.m. Starting today: Fort Collins to require people to wear face coverings

The City of Fort Collins will require people to wear face coverings in most enclosed buildings open to the public beginning today. The face coverings will be required in the following places:— Any enclosed area, including retail and commercial businesses or on-site service providers, to which the public is invited or in which workers, including volunteers, from more than one household are present— Any City of Fort Collins building or indoor City facility— Any public transportation, including City Transfort buses and bus shelters

— Any other public indoor place where person are unable to maintain safe social distancing from others not of their own household

Exemptions to the order include:— Persons under the age of 10 years or children within a childcare facility— Persons working in an office or other workspace who do not have any face-to-face interactions with or share workspace with other persons— Persons who are customers of banks, financial institutions, and pawn shops (employees still required to wear masks here) — Property owned or operated by the federal, state or county governments

5 a.m. | Starting today: Headed to Costco? You’re required to wear a mask

On its website, Costco says that all shoppers must wear a “mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times” in the store. The rule does not apply to children aged 2 or younger and does not apply to those who cannot wear a mask because of a medical condition.

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