Starting January 1, 2022, the Town of Fountain Hills will no longer require face coverings in town-operated facilities.
Since March of 2020, the Town of Fountain Hills has followed federal and state guidelines and directives to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Some of these safety measures included closing town facilities, conducting virtual Town meetings, requiring Town staff to work remotely at home if they were able, and wearing face coverings when in Town Hall and Community Center. Due to many of the measures taken and the high level of vaccinations in Fountain Hills, the Town will be removing the face-covering requirement in public facilities starting January 1, 2022. Instead, the Town will recommend wearing face coverings to the general public and employees, leaving the choice to the individual.
In addition to no longer requiring face coverings, the Town will continue to encourage social distancing inside town-operated buildings whenever possible. While the Fountain Hills Municipal Court plans on adhering to this policy change, there may be exceptions to the policy based on direction from the Arizona Supreme Court or Arizona Office of the Courts.
Here are several trusted websites for more information about the disease, how it spreads, and where to find a vaccination site:
Phone numbers to call with questions about the vaccine or if you need help registering for a vaccination. Arizona Department of Health Services help line: 602-542-1000 Arizona COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-542-8201 State Resources for COVID-19 and other related Human Services: 2-1-1 (Monday - Friday8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Pharmacies will provide the COVID-19 vaccine in the future as more vaccine becomes available for distribution. In the meantime, they are a valuable resource for your concerns about how the vaccine will affect you.