WATCH: Gov. Polis Provides Update On COVID-19 In Colorado

August 25, 2021
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis during a recent press conference about the coronavirus in Colorado.

This story has been updated to reflect the new start time of 2:30 p.m.

Gov. Jared Polis provided an update to residents on Colorado's response to the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m.

This month, thousands of kids across the state going back to school for in-person learning immediately led to COVID-19 outbreaks and cases. There have already been nearly 500 newly reported cases in just four school districts: Mesa, Douglas, Cherry Creek, and Denver Public Schools. Of those, more than 280 came from Douglas County district-run schools alone, where classes started Aug. 11. 

And, a new survey found that 83 percent of Democratic parents in Colorado agree that students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade should be required to wear masks, while 79 percent of Republican parents disagree with a mask mandate for students.

Among unaffiliated parents, 43 percent agree with mask mandates for students and 56 percent disagree with the mandate.

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