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Governor Ducey Announces New Phase Of COVID-19 Mitigation

As Arizona Hits 3 Million Vaccine Doses Administered, Governor Ducey Announces New Phase Of COVID-19 Mitigation

“As we’ve said all along, distribution of the vaccine is our best path to getting back to normal, and I want to thank the millions of Arizonans who have rolled up their sleeves to make the distribution and uptake so successful,” said Governor Ducey. “In Arizona, we never did a shutdown, so it’s impossible to have a grand reopening. Instead, we are continuing to take reasonable, safe and sensible steps. The measures put in place last summer allowed Arizona to fight back COVID-19. I want to thank the local leaders who supported these efforts with their own measures, and the businesses who implemented them. Today, we are in a different spot, and we are also a lot smarter. I’m confident Arizona’s businesses and citizens will continue to practice the fundamentals and act responsibly as we gradually get back to normal."

Governor Ducey Announcement

Executive Order 2020-52. This order still applies and warrants the following:

  • Organized public events of more than 50 people are prohibited unless the city, town or county in unincorporated areas has approved the event, and only if adequate safety precautions are implemented.

  • The regulations require that people older than six must wear masks in enclosed public spaces where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained. People who are exercising outdoors are exempt from wearing masks, as are restaurant patrons while they are eating and drinking.

Scottsdale FACEMASK Status

Governor rescinds executive orders - what that means in Scottsdale

By Scottsdale Office of Communication

March 25, 2021

Governor Ducey today issued an executive order that rescinds his previous executive orders concerning the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

The governor’s order also preempts the countywide face covering order, and Scottsdale's local face covering requirement. Businesses and establishments can put their own rules into place and refuse service to customers who do not follow them.

Face coverings will still be required inside the City of Scottsdale’s municipal buildings and facilities.

“I look forward to the day when we can declare ‘all clear’ and remove all restrictions – but that day is not today,” said Mayor David D. Ortega. “While we have seen encouraging progress, and more and more people have received the vaccine, COVID remains a concern. We will continue to exercise caution. Mask Up Arizona is a successful campaign and remains the best advice – keep your distance from others, and mask up when you cannot.”

The city encourages residents to stay informed about the level of spread of COVID-19, and to take advantage of opportunities to be vaccinated against the disease.