Governor Ducey passed an executive order that gives the Mayors in communities across Arizona the authority to pass a proclamation to mandate wearing masks in public.
The town of Superior passed an emergency declaration that will enforce the wearing of masks in public. Their proclamation includes the types of masks that are not acceptable. Mayor Mila Besich told the Copper Country News that “We will be working with our local business community and police officers to help educate residents and visitors on the mask ordinance. If someone is caught violating the policy, enforcement will be by on site education and a request to comply. We are also adding in a “caught being good” enforcement with some incentives for our officers to give out when they see people complying. We are hopeful that everyone will do their best to comply and we won’t have to issue tickets.” She also said that the town of Superior will have several local stores selling both homemade masks and commercially produced masks. In preparing to re-open the Town and the Chamber of Commerce purchased disposable medical grade masks for our businesses to give out to customers/residents so they can comply with the order.
The town of Miami held an emergency meeting on Friday, June 19 for the council to discuss a mandate, they will release it later this week.
In Globe, Mayor Gameros signed a declaration on Saturday, June 20 mandating masks to be worn while in public in the city of Globe.