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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, center, wears a face mask as he heads into a news conference to talk about the state's efforts to check the spread of coronavirus Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Denver. The governor extended the mask mandate again on Sunday, with a new provision. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Gov. Jared Polis extended the statewide mask order Sunday through June 1 with a new provision to allow groups of people to gather without masks if a majority of them have been vaccinated.  

The order allows groups of 10 or more people to go without a mask in a public indoor space if 80% of them have shown proof of vaccination, it states.  

Masks remain mandatory in certain settings such as jails, schools and health care buildings among others, the order said. 

"Reaching a high level of immunity is what will allow for a life without masks, but before that is possible, many more Coloradans need to get vaccinated," a news release said. 

The state currently allows residents in counties to go without masks where on average over a week fewer than 35 people per 100,000 are testing positive. 

Hospitalizations in the county have also been on the rise, while the pace of vaccinations is slowing down. 

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