Phoenix Will Keep Mask Mandate In Place

By Jill Ryan
Published: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:32am
Updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:36am

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A sign telling customers to wear a mask at an Arizona grocery store
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A sign instructing customers to wear a mask at an Arizona grocery store.

Despite Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order, the Phoenix mayor and City Council announced they will continue to enforce a mask mandate within the city limits.

In a statement from the city, the mask requirement that Phoenix put in place in June 2020 will continue.

The mandate matches the guidance from the state Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It requires most people to cover their nose and mouth when they’re away from their home and unable to physically distance. It also says businesses have the right to refuse service to those not wearing masks, with a few exceptions.

The mandate will remain in place until the City Council votes to terminate or amend it.

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