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Douglas requires people in city to wear masks

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 21:49:40-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The City of Douglas is requiring people to wear face coverings in public spaces.

The measure, meant to slow the spread of coronavirus, says people ages 6 and up have to wear masks when entering and exiting businesses. People must also wear masks on public transportation or at outdoor gatherings where social distancing is impossible.

Businesses must require employees to wear masks as well.

Exemptions include those who are exercising, first responders and religious ceremonies.

Enforcement will focus on education, but violators will be subject to a $50 fine.

Mayor Donald Huish signed the proclamation Tuesday. It went into effect at 12:01 a.m.

Pima County enacted a similar measure last week.