Face coverings are still required in Scottsdale

Under a Maricopa County emergency order adopted June 19, face coverings are required in most public places in Scottsdale. Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane recently rescinded the Scottsdale-specific order (which was enacted before the countywide order), which has caused some confusion.

Face coverings are still required in Scottsdale. 

Under the countywide order, face coverings remain required in public places including grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and bars, gyms and similar facilities, retail stores, special events and public transit. 

Since May, Mayor Lane and city have publicly promoted the use of face coverings and other practices aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 through the “Healthy Scottsdale” public health campaign. Residents and visitors have been overwhelmingly receptive to those messages and the city encourages residents to keep it up.

“It remains the civic responsibility of each person to continue protecting others and themselves, by taking extra care if part of the vulnerable population, staying home when possible and certainly when sick, by practicing good hand hygiene, and by wearing masks around other people,” said Mayor Lane.

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