TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – one day after The CDC defuses masking practices. Pima County Board of Supervisors by suit
On Thursday, the CDC announced that vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most outdoor and indoor settings.
The committee voted 4-1 during a special meeting on Friday May 14 to keep the county in line with the federal government’s recommendations.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero has already said the city will update its policy to match the CDC when it will take place. But the city council has a regular study and meeting on Tuesday, May 18, where it will discuss the future of the city-wide mandate.
“By publishing the updated CDC Guidelines and there is no distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, I will ask my colleagues in the council to consider ending the masking requirement in the United States. Our local meeting on Tuesday, while still highly recommended to Tucson residents. Follow CDC’s guidelines, including wearing masks as appropriate, ”Romero said in a statement after the committee’s vote.
Statement read more “In the meantime, the mayor and council are advising city prosecutors and city managers to interpret, administer and enforce the city’s mask law in a manner consistent with the evolving CDC guidelines at their meeting on May 4. This will continue to be the case. With the updated CDC Guidelines (and other potential future updates), fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to not wear masks, with some exceptions.
Under Mayor Romero’s proposal and in line with the CDC’s guidelines and the Pima County Board of Supervisors action, the following will persist if the mayor and council are approved on Tuesday:
- Everyone at all times should follow CDC and Pima County Health Department guidelines. Advice
- Masks are required in all public transport (SunTran, SunVan and SunLink).
- Local businesses and establishments can still set stricter standards for masking and social aloofness as a condition for entering or staying in an establishment. ”
The county said more than half of Pima County residents eligible “had at least one COVID-19 vaccine and more than 350,000 people who were fully vaccinated.”
In December 2020, Pima County adopted Board resolutions 2020-96 Everyone must wear a veil when their physical distance cannot be maintained.
CDC recommendations still call for masks in crowded indoor areas such as buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters. Rather, it allows for the obvious reopening of workplaces, schools and other places, even eliminating the need for distance between people with disabilities. Complete vaccination
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