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Executive order allows businesses to deny service to people not wearing masks

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(The Center Square) - Colorado Governor Jared Polis said Thursday he signed an executive order that allows businesses to decline service to customers not wearing masks.

"A mask wearing culture is our ticket to opening more quickly and sooner," Polis said during a news briefing Thursday afternoon.

The executive order goes into effect immediately, the governor said.