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On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors adopted a County regulation mandating face coverings in public. The Board of Supervisors adopted the regulation in response to Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-40 issued on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, due to increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona. The regulation went into effect midnight on Saturday, June 20, 2020, and its requirements cover all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Maricopa County including Fountain Hills.
Some highlights from the regulations include:
The regulations include exemptions from wearing masks that include:
Enforcement of the regulations will be the responsibility of law enforcement and will focus on educating the public about the dangers of community spread. An officer will promote best public health practices and provide a warning. If residents would like to report observed face covering violations, they can call the MCSO hotline at 602-876-8477.
The County plans to review the complaints from the hotline for repeated patterns. Then County personnel will go out to the businesses to address the violations and educate the businesses about the need for employees and customers to wear face coverings. After continuous violations, the businesses will be subject to a misdemeanor charge and possible fines of up to $50 per violation.
Click here to read the face covering regulations enacted by the County Board of Supervisors.