Arizona counties, cities and towns empowered to adopt policies requiring face masks in public with new executive order
AzHHA Conection Newsletter | June 17, 2020
In a joint letter sent yesterday morning, AzHHA along with other healthcare leaders encouraged Governor Ducey to implement a requirement that would require Arizonans to wear face masks in public to reduce the spread of COIVD-19. In addition, the letter also encouraged the governor to implement a comprehensive contact tracing program for all of Arizona.
Governor Doug Ducey yesterday signed executive order 2020-40 which allows a county, city and town to implement policies which would require residents to wear face masks in public spaces in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In addition, the executive order requires the Arizona Department of Health Services to implement a consistent statewide system for case investigation and contact tracing which all local health departments will follow.
AzHHA encourages Arizonans to continue social distancing practices, wear masks, and wash your hands to stop the spread to protect ourselves, our community members and healthcare heroes who are in the frontline of the COVID-19 response.