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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Face coverings exemptions

Dear Flagstaff business owners,

We understand the challenges COVID-19 has posed to our local business community and want to thank you for your assistance with enforcing the local face-covering requirement. We want to make sure our local business community is aware of the exceptions to the face-covering requirements that are included in the emergency proclamation. The following are some of the listed exceptions:  

  • when that person cannot wear a face-covering because of a medical condition, mental health condition, or developmental disability, or is unable to remove the face covering without assistance. No proof of a medical order or directive is required except that an employer may require such documentation from an employee in accordance with state and federal law;
  • when a person’s religious beliefs prevent the person from wearing a face covering;
  • when a person’s use of a face covering is exempted under any federal, state, or local laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and standards;
  • when a person is in a setting where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering, such as when receiving or rendering emergency, medical or dental services, and treatments or while swimming.

    If you have any questions about these exceptions or enforcement, please contact Jack Fitchett at (928) 213-2078.


    Coral J. Evans, MBA
    City of Flagstaff

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