Cities across Arizona announce plans to implement face mask requirements

Several local leaders across Arizona have begun their plans to implement face mask requirements in their cities or towns.

On Wednesday, Governor Doug Ducey announced that local governments are now allowed to set their own face mask mandates if they so choose.

Here is a list of responses Arizona cities have offered in regards to mandating a face mask policy:

  • Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said the City Council would vote on a measure during its next meeting. Gallego said she supports a mandatory mask policy.
  • Mesa Mayor John Giles said he was going to issue a proclamation requiring masks to be worn in the city.
  • The Chandler City Council will hold a special council meeting June 18 at 4 p.m
  • Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers said the City Council would vote on a mandatory mask mandate on Friday.
  • Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said the city would implement a mask policy beginning Thursday.
  • Scottsdale said no decision has yet been made about whether to make mask wearing mandatory.
  • Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels called an emergency meeting for Friday at 8 a.m. to address whether or not to institute a mask policy.
  • Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said she would sign an emergency proclamation requiring masks Thursday.
  • Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans said she would be issuing an emergency proclamation that would require masks.
  • Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar said she would issue an emergency declaration to wear masks in the city.
  • Casa Grande residents are now required to wear masks when in public buildings and private businesses.

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