Coconino County And City Of Flagstaff Rescind Mask Mandates

May 26, 2021

Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff are dropping masking mandates implemented last June to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

A recently discarded face mask in Flagstaff. The city's face mask requirement ends Wednesday and Coconino County's order will end June 1, 2021.
Credit Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy announced that the city’s face-covering proclamation ends Wednesday. The county board of supervisors also voted unanimously Tuesday to rescind its mask mandate on June 1.

The county supervisors’ decision only affects unincorporated areas. Deasy and the Coconino board cite widely available COVID vaccines and declining cases numbers.

Gov. Doug Ducey in March issued an executive order barring towns and cities from enforcing local mask mandates.