Fully Vaccinated? No Masks, Social Distancing Required At Most Phoenix City Buildings
Effective Thursday, masks and social distancing are no longer required for fully vaccinated people in most city facilities in Phoenix.
In an email to employees, City Manager Ed Zuercher said, “We are using an honor system, and we trust that employees and customers will do the right thing.”
Those who are not fully vaccinated or do not plan to get vaccinated are still asked to wear a face covering and practice social distancing until further notice.
Airports and public transit must follow federal regulations which require face coverings at all times. Visitors to Phoenix City Hall and the Calvin Goode Municipal Building must still make appointments.
City buildings are open for in-person meetings with no more than 15 people. A spokesperson for Phoenix said meeting spaces at libraries, community centers and senior centers will fully reopen on July 19.
The city manager’s decision is largely based on the vaccines being widely available and the rate of community transmission in Phoenix dropping to the moderate transmission level.