Louisville City Council on Tuesday approved extending its facial covering order through the end of the month.

The facial covering order, which had been set to expire Friday, initially was approved May 5, and requires people to wear masks while in public places and outside when a six-foot distance could not be maintained.

Boulder County Public Health on May 21 extended its facial covering order through June 30.

Louisville’s order has certain exceptions for those who have trouble breathing, children younger than 2 and children younger than 3 while napping at child care facilities.

Superior enacted an order that requires people to wear face coverings when patronizing or working at local businesses.

Lafayette City Council approved an order similar to Louisville’s, but also approved a fine structure for violations of the order. First-time offenses are subject to a possible $50 fine, second offenses a $200 fine and subsequent offenses a $500 fine.

The Erie Board of Trustees adopted Boulder County’s order, which applies to residents in both Boulder and Weld counties.

Councilmember Caleb Dickinson said he was willing to vote for the order extension, but noted he’d like to have a conversation before it expires regarding how the determination will be made whether the order is needed for July and August.

“I am skeptical about the continuation of (the order) over and over again,” Dickinson said.

The order, unless again extended by Council, will remain in effect until midnight June 30.

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