Pima County votes to end mask mandates after February

By Greg Hahne
Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 9:25am
Updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 9:29am

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Pima County library mask sign
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A mask sign at a Pima County library in 2020.

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.