Sierra Vista rescinds COVID-19 emergency declaration

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Face coverings no longer required, facilities to reopen Monday

In light of declining COVID-19 cases, increasing availability of vaccines, and the latest executive order from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller has rescinded the City’s emergency declaration associated with COVID-19 effective 9 a.m. today.

As a result, face coverings are no longer required by the City of Sierra Vista, except for when riding its Vista Transit buses as there is a federal mandate for face coverings on public transit. Residents are still encouraged to wear face coverings while out in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and should be aware that face coverings may still be required in some government facilities or inside businesses.

In addition, all City facilities will reopen on Monday and special event permits may once again be issued. Various City-provided programs and services will be phased in over time as is feasible based on staffing and logistics. The latest updates will be available on the City’s “Coronavirus Updates” homepage, which is linked on the City’s homepage at

“Our citizens have been extraordinary in their vigilance against COVID-19 and I appreciate how our community has rallied to meet this challenge,” Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller says. “Residents can continue to do their part by getting vaccinated and following public health guidance. This is a persistent virus, and we must ensure we finish the fight.”

Cochise County has opened vaccine eligibility to county residents and workers ages 18 and up. Updated information on how to get vaccinated is available on Cochise County’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage at For assistance with vaccine registration, call 1-844-542-8201.