FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DENVER, COLORADO – The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and American Academy of Pediatrics – Colorado Chapter (AAP-CO) support and fully endorse the order issued today by Governor Jared Polis requiring the use of cloth masks in Colorado. This order comes as Colorado is facing a rise in new COVID-19 infections. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that wearing a mask reduces the spread of COVID-19. Requiring the use of masks in public spaces will help to protect our communities and keep Coloradans safe.
About the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians:
The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is the largest medical specialty society in Colorado, and the only organization dedicated solely to family medicine. With more than 2,700 members, the CAFP works for thriving family physicians creating a healthier Colorado. See more at https://www.coloradoafp.org
About the American Academy of Pediatrics – Colorado Chapter:
With nearly 850 members statewide, the American Academy of Pediatrics – Colorado Chapter (AAP-CO) has a long history of working tirelessly on behalf of Colorado’s children, families and pediatric professionals. Through advocacy, education, and networking opportunities, we work together to improve the lives and well-being of Colorado’s infants, children, and adolescents. See more at https://aapcolorado.org/