The Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado has a message: Wear a mask.
Coloradans value their liberty, Polis said, but this issue is complex because it isn't just about the rights of the individual. It's also about "impacting those with your decisions ... . Coloradans are trying to balance a sincere belief in liberty and bodily autonomy with the understanding that these decisions affect others."
The statehouse coalition put out a video on social media asking Coloradans to look out for one another, with tips to make it easier.
"Remember, it does not have to be a medical grade mask," reminded Rep. Dominique Jackson of Denver. "You can use any clean piece of fabric you have at home to cover your face, just like this."
The video also features the caucus chair, Leslie Herod of Denver, with Reps. Janet Bucker of Aurora, Tony Exum Sr. of Colorado Springs, Jovan Melton of Denver, James Coleman of Denver and Sen. Rhonda Fields of Aurora.
"Because masks not only protect you, but most importantly they protect other people you might come in contact with." Fields advises in the video.
Joey Bunch: "My nephew Josh Morgan died last weekend in Alabama. He was a 38-year-old construction worker with an Alabama Crimson Tide tattoo on his arm. He didn’t feel well one day and died in his bed at home the next. ... He is just another of the 135,991 coronavirus deaths to you."
Exum, a retired firefighter, reminded watchers to practice good hygiene to help ward off COVID-19: "Always remember to stay safe, wash your hands and wear a mask."
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Herod posted the video Wednesday evening to her more than 12,600 Twitter followers, and by Thursday morning it had racked up more than 7,700 views.
"If we want to stop the spread of COVID-19, we must all do our part," tweeted Herod. "That includes wearing a mask. So let’s see yours!"