June 26, 2020

Marana mayor on why he won’t enforce Pima County’s mask ordinance

Mayor Ed Honea said he does encourage town residents to wear a mask in public.

This week Arizona set a new daily record for COVID-19 cases, confirming nearly 3,600 positive cases Tuesday. Arizona’s upward trajectory in cases comes as more municipalities adopt mask ordinances. While Pima County now requires masks in public, Marana Mayor Ed Honea explained why he has no plans to enforce the policy in town.

“I think mandating wearing a mask is not going to guarantee you that everybody is going to wear one. I think asking people to try to be on their best behavior and be cautious and careful of the health of others works better,” Honea said.

Honea clarified that he supports wearing masks in public and encourages residents to do so. He said he requires town employees to wear a mask while in the office.

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