Arizona surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases Friday while contending with a new spike, becoming the 13th state to reach the grim milestone.
Just one week after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reaffirmed that masks cannot be required in public schools, at least seven Arizona school districts are moving forward with doing so regardless.
As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.
The company cited flu season, the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and the high hospitalization rate among unvaccinated as reasons for the requirement.