A report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force that was conveniently leaked to one of those liberal think tanks disguised as a news operation has defined 18 states as red zones and recommends those states roll back their reopening.
Colorado is not one of those red zone states. We are defined as a “yellow zone,” which means we fit into the other category of cases between 10 to 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week.
Not very scary, but it comes with a whole new set of recommendations and number one on the list for Colorado is for us to “continue with state masking mandate.”
The report date is July 14, and for those of you keeping track at home, Gov. Polis didn’t issue a mask mandate until July 17.
The so-called “governor’s report” that has the mainstream media clutching their pearls is just the state-by-state breakdown of cases numbers and with cut-and-paste recommendations.
Completely missing is any context whatsoever as to whether this is a report issued every week, month, just this once, and what it all means.
Its credibility isn’t helped much by recommending Colorado continue with a mandate that did not even exist at the time this report was issued.
Of the 18 states the leaked report suggests closing down, 13 have Republican governors including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.
The five states governed by Democrats include California, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Nevada.
Washington State somehow escaped the list.