Friday, June 19, 2020

Masks Mandatory in Scottsdale Beginning June 19, 2020

Given the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Maricopa County, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane has issued an emergency proclamation that requires people to cover their nose and mouth in most public areas except for individuals or small groups in parks or for outdoor exercise when physical distancing can be maintained.

Scottsdale's emergency proclamation goes into effect at 5 PM MST Friday, June 19, 2020. The proclamation requires people to cover nose and mouth within all public accommodations within the city, which includes grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and bars, gyms and similar facilities, retail stores, special events and public transit. Businesses that interact with the public must require employees to wear face coverings as well.

Exceptions are allowed including for children under six, those persons engaged in religious services and those that per CDC guidance should not wear face coverings due to health conditions.

Read the proclamation here to see the full list of exceptions: Emergency Proclamation 06-18-2020

Individuals will be given an opportunity to comply with the proclamation before any enforcement action is taken. Continued failure to comply with an emergency proclamation is a class one misdemeanor.

In addition to the mask regulation, Scottsdale’s emergency order also encourages establishments that allow for the consumption of alcohol on their premises to limit their occupancy to 50 percent to allow for better social distancing.