Masks will not be required for Saturday night’s Salsa Festival and Night Market, but they are recommended, the City of Maricopa announced Friday.
An executive order issued Thursday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey states that local governments cannot make any regulations pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, including face mask mandates, except inside municipal facilities.
That order has direct impact on our community services operations and events, including those occurring this weekend. So, the city has updated its guidelines for its Salsa event as well as its Copper Sky Multigenerational Complex.
For the Salsa Night Market, the city has issued the following guidelines:
- Masks covering the nose and mouth are recommended for all attendees.
- Attendees should maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from other parties.
- Entry to the event may be regulated to allow for physical distancing and the event may be closed to further attendance.
- Hand sanitizer and handwashing stations will be available onsite.
- Physical markings will be displayed to assist individuals with maintaining at least six feet distance in lines.
- Attendees are expected to respect the requests of event staff at all times.
For Copper Sky:
- Facial coverings over the nose and mouth are strongly recommended any time guests cannot physically distance from each other.
- Thermometer checks are no longer required for entry.