Pima County votes to end mask mandates after February
The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 3-2 against a resolution that would have extend the county’s current mask mandate for a month.
The current mandate ends Feb. 28 and requires everyone in the county to wear a face covering indoors when six feet of physical distancing isn’t possible.
Masks will still be required in county buildings.
The county’s mandate initially was instated in December after a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant.
Acting County Administrator Jan Lesher had recommended an additional month of mask mandates that would have extended the requirement through March 28.