COVID-19 Face Cover Information

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Any person who is in a place open to the public, whether indoor or outdoor, and who is unable to or does not maintain a distance of approximately six (6) feet from every other person, shall cover his or her mouth and nose with a face covering, except where a person is unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition or a person is  otherwise exempted by the Arizona Department of Health Services from doing so, or where a parent, guardian or caretaker determines that the person in their care or custody cannot reliably wear, remove, and handle a face covering following CDC guidance. A person who declines to wear a face covering because of a medical  condition shall not be required to produce documentation verifying the condition. This requirement applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations open to the public that are permitted to operate. 

CAUTION: According to the CDC, children under age 2, or anyone who has 
trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance should not wear a face mask or covering and are, therefore, not subject to this order.

  • Why do we need to wear face coverings?

  • Why don’t masks that incorporate a one-way valve comply with this proclamation?

  • Are there precautions I should take with my face covering?

  • Do I need to stay 6 feet away from people if wearing a cloth face covering?

  • Do I need to wear a face covering when I am exercising?

  • Does this mean you are not enforcing the Proclamation?

  • How long can I use a paper face covering?

  • How often do I need to wash my face covering?

  • How will I know where this is in effect?

  • How will this requirement be enforced?

  • I had COVID-19 but am recovered, so do l need to wear a face covering?

  • I work outside, do I need to wear a mask?

  • What are requirements for my business?

  • What do I do if I go out to eat?

  • What if I refuse to wear a face cover?

  • What if in a vehicle with my family?

  • What is considered a face covering?

  • When do I need to wear a mask?

  • When do I NOT need to wear a mask?

  • When do workers need to wear a face covering?

  • Where does this proclamation apply?

  • Who are exempt from wearing a face covering?

  • Who does the Yuma County Proclamation effect?

  • Who is required to wear a face covering?

  • Will I get fined if I don’t wear a mask?

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