Mission’s mask mandate to end next week — Here’s where city mask orders in JoCo stand now

The Mission City Council has decided to let a citywide mask mandate expire next week. Above, a masked customer studies at Urban Prairie Coffee on Wednesday afternoon in downtown Mission. (Urban Prairie Coffee is only encouraging masks and not requiring them). Photo credit Leah Wankum.

The citywide mask mandate in Mission is ending next week.

After some discussion and hearing comments from a few residents, the Mission City Council on Wednesday voted 6-1 to allow an ordinance requiring face coverings in public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic to expire on Wednesday, Feb. 23.