SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KVOA) – Nearly two months after deregulation, the City of Sierra Vista reinstated the COVID-19 emergency declaration on Friday, requiring the use of a face mask or cover when in public .
Sierra Vista issued an emergency statement on June 26, requiring Sierra Vista residents over the age of 10 to wear a mask, face mask or shield when in public when unable to do so. socially appropriate.
Despite lifting the decree on September 17 due to the observed drop in the COVID-19 case, Mayor Rick Mueller decided to reinstate duty on the grounds that Arizona recently increased positive cases. .
“The latest local data shows a growing trend of new COVID-19 cases in Cochise County and in our community,” says Mueller. “Sierra Vistans has done a great job keeping transmission relatively low here but it’s time we have to do more to fight this very contagious virus.”
The mayor shared the following list of exceptions to a delegation.
- When staying home.
- When alone in a car or in a car with people you live with.
- When a person comes to a business for the purpose of eating, drinking, or sleeping.
- When exercising outdoors alone or with people they live with and when using sports or public practice grounds.
- While swimming.
- In the workspace is not open to the public.
- For any person unable to wear a face veil because of a medical condition, mental health condition or developmental disability, or who cannot remove the veil without assistance.
- In an emergency situation, wearing a face mask is not feasible.
By the city, there were 330 active cases reported in Cochise County, including 71 cases in Sierra Vista with zip codes.
On Friday, Arizona Department of Health Services reported 24 new cases in Cochise County. This brings the total to 2,331 cases. Among them, 76 died.
For more information, visit azdhs.gov.