Exemptions to Tucson Face Mask Proclamation

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Today Tucson Mayor, Regina Romero, issued a proclamation requiring Tucsonans 2 years of age and older to wear a mask when in public where continuous physical distancing is difficult or impossible. The requirement goes into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 20.

There are exemptions, which include:

• Those who fall under CDC guidance for those who should not wear a face covering, including but not limited to any child under the age of 2.

• Any person who cannot wear a face-covering because of a medical condition, mental health condition or developmental disability, or who is unable to remove the face covering without assistance.

• Public safety employees and/or emergency responders, when wearing a mask would interfere with or limit their ability to carry out their duties or functions.

• People exercising outdoors, or walking or exercising with other persons of the same household, as long as physical distancing from others is maintained.

We are committed during this time to continuing our services to protect and advocate for people with disabilities. If you have been denied access to necessary services due to COVID-19 or feel that your legal rights have been violated, please contact us at 1-800-927-2260 or email at center@azdisabilitylaw.org.

Read the full City of Tucson Proclamation HERE.

 

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3 comments

Joseph duran - June 19, 2020 Reply

I am in a wheelchair do I have to wear a mask

Daniel L Morgan - June 21, 2020 Reply

And how long is this Royal Proclamation to last for?
Under what legal authority is this Mayor allowed to make such an intrusion on our civil rights and liberties?
Under what ARS will a person be fined under?

Daniel L Morgan - June 21, 2020 Reply

Also I forgot to ask, what scientific data is this proclamation based upon?
If you say CDC or W.H.O. then you have lost all credibility, since both have been completely wrong about this Covid 19 since day one.
According to Arizona Health Department Services, as of today, we have 46,689 confirmed cases, sadly 1,312 deaths. According to United States Census, Arizona has a population of 7,278,717. That is rate of 0.64% tested positive, 0.018% death rate. According to Webster dictionary, the definition of pandemic is “occurring over a wide geographic area AND affecting an EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH proportion of the population.” It seems to me, 0.64% does not seem like an exceptionally high proportion…
So again, what Scientific and Medical basis are you using as a reason for this ORDER of yours?
I see none what so ever. The only thing I see is a power grab based on the gutless State Governor relinquishing his.

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