John Daley - Colorado Public Radio
The new masking guidance the CDC issued Tuesday is for places with high infection numbers. Colorado has a mix of counties with high and low numbers — and attitudes about mask guidelines and mandates.
Colorado officials reported a suspected second case of the U.K. coronavirus variant after confirming the first case on Tuesday. The persons in both cases are members of the Colorado National Guard.
The pandemic has been particularly lethal in rural areas — it’s taking lives in those areas at a rate reportedly nearly 3.5 times higher than in metropolitan communities.