KINGMAN, Ariz. – As the state and county have seen a slight downward trend in overall positive tests of COVID-19, the rates of new cases and hospitalizations is still very high. There remains a risk to the well-being of our citizens and additional strain on the healthcare facilities and workers in the City of Kingman. Based on this, Mayor Jen Miles will extend the proclamation that requires people to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth whenever they are patrons of businesses within the City of Kingman, through Sunday, August 30.
The city asks that residents DO NOT call 911 in order to report non-compliance; save 911 calls for medical emergencies.
Kingman Mayor Jen Miles said, “Our community needs to remain vigilant regarding the safety of public health. The City of Kingman, alone, has reported over 500 cases and 50 deaths from COVID-19. I am still asking our community, regardless of your position, please help slow the spread. Please wear a mask and do other protective measures that help save lives and reduce the number who suffer losses due this pandemic. Please, also realize that by slowing the spread, we help reduce the likelihood of further business shutdowns. The sooner we get to a manageable baseline, the sooner we can return to more normal operations.”
The original proclamation went into effect Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 1 a.m. and would have expired this Saturday, August 1, 2020. It requires every person in the City of Kingman, ages six and over to cover their nose and mouth whenever they enter places of business that serve the public.
Any business whose employees cannot observe physical distancing, must require face coverings; including those that interact with the public. Businesses also have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a face covering.
Kingman Police will work to educate the public on this order, and when possible, provide face coverings. Upon complaint, available officers will share information with residents who are not in compliance with the order. This will include CDC guidelines suggesting wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The City intends to lead with education and providing information to the community.
A face covering is considered any type of fabric or cloth that can safely cover your nose and mouth. These can be store-bought (mask, scarf or bandana) or home-made using traditional fabrics used for clothing and other materials (cotton, poly-blends, etc.) A face covering must cover the nose and mouth.