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City of Kingman Mask Proclamation

Post Date:06/30/2020 10:00 AM




WHEREAS, the City remains under a state of emergency that was declared on March 17, 2020, in response to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and


WHEREAS, the City has been working with federal, state, and local governmental authorities and with schools, businesses, non-profits, medical facilities and faith groups within the City to combat and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to assist our community and its citizens with the effects of the COVID-19 contagion; and


WHEREAS, a State of Emergency in Arizona due to the COVID-19 outbreak continues to exist; and


WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Arizona, Douglas A. Ducey on May 12, 2020, Executive Order 2020-36, Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger, was issued outlining requirements for businesses to assist in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 as they reopened and mandated that businesses adopt policies consistent with guidance from the CDC and the ADHS; and


WHEREAS, since that time, many individuals and businesses have demonstrated great responsibility in taking precautions when out in public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while attending to their daily activities and needs; and


WHEREAS, on or about June 12, 2020, a study was published that demonstrated the effectiveness of face coverings in preventing the transmission of COVID-19; and


WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Arizona, Douglas A. Ducey, on June 17, 2020, issued Executive Order 2020-40 providing that a County, City, or Town may adopt and enforce policies requiring wearing a mask covering their mouth and nose (“face covering”) for the purpose of mitigating the spread of COVID-19; and


WHEREAS, the use of face coverings within the City of Kingman will help build public confidence in the continued and safe reopening of the Arizona Economy; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to A.R.S. §26-311 and Kingman Code Section 6-28, the Mayor of the City of Kingman has determined that there continues to be a risk to the safety of people and property; and


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jen Miles, Mayor of the City of Kingman, County of Mohave, State of Arizona, by virtue of the authority vested in me, and in accordance with law, in addition to the prior Proclamation of Emergency dated March 17, 2020, do hereby proclaim and declare to the People of the City of Kingman as follows:


  1. Effective July 1, 2020, all individuals within the jurisdiction of the City of Kingman are required to wear face coverings in all places of public accommodation if they are or will be in contact with other individuals who are not within a small group of people they are closely and frequently associated with and in spaces where it is difficult or impossible to maintain physical distancing. Physical distancing means keeping a six (6) foot distance between individuals not within their frequent and common association group or unit. These spaces include, but are not limited to, grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, retail stores, special events and public transit. Businesses that interact with the public must require employees to wear face coverings.


  2. Exceptions for face coverings will be made under the following circumstances:


    1. While at an establishment, building or office space that does not interact with the public, provided that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommended social distancing is maintained between each person.


    2. For those who fall into the CDC's guidance for those who should not wear face coverings due to a medical or mental health condition or developmental disability.


    3. For children under six (6) years old.


    4. As part of a religious ceremony or service.


    5. For restaurant or similar business patrons while they are eating or drinking. If a patron is not seated at their table or other designated eating area, a face covering is required if social distancing cannot be accomplished.


      f. For individuals exercising outdoors, or while walking or exercising with other people who are within a small group of people they are closely and frequently associated with. For individuals congregating outdoors with other people not within a small group of people they are closely and frequently associated with, face coverings are required when physical distancing is not maintained.


  3. For the purposesof this order, "place of public accommodation" means facilities, establishments, accommodations, services, commodities, or any use offered to or for use by the general public, including public places wherefood or beverages are offered for sale, public places operated for temporary lodging, use or accommodation of those seeking health or recreation and all establishments offering such goods or facilities, and entities soliciting patronage from the general public, except for religious organizations.


  4. In compliance with Executive Order No. 2020-40, enforcement of this proclamation shall focus on education and providing guidance issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services in order to promote the health and safety of Kingman residents as well as to further contain the spread of COVID-19.
  1. In settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering, including when obtaining or rendering goods or services, such as the

    receipt of dental services, medical treatments or while swimming.


  2. When a person is in an office or vehicle (or similar space) where others are not present.


  1. For public safety employees and/or emergency responders and/or field employees engaged in essential functions, when wearing the face covering would interfere with or limit their ability to carry out their duties or functions.


    j.       For individuals complying with the directions of public safety employees.


  2. At federal, state, and other Mohave County facilities.


  3. Private or public schools in the City as they have their own governing board policies and procedures.



This proclamation shall remain in place until August 1, 2020, unless further extended and shall be periodically reviewed for possible repeal or revision throughout the time it remains in effect.


IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Kingman, Arizona to be affixed this 29th day of June, 2020.



Jen Miles, Mayor





Annie Meredith, City Clerk

 Approved as to form and found to be within the powers granted to the Mayor of the City of Kingman.



Carl Cooper, City Attorney





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