Stories tagged: "face masks"


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Ducey Lifted the Mask Order, But COVID Researchers and City Leaders Say It’s Too Soon

Although vaccines have shown to be effective against COVID-19 variants, experts say there is still the possibility of becoming infected or carrying the virus over to others. As Arizona cities debate whether to loosen or lift mask mandates, a leading health expert warned Wednesday that wearing masks in public is essential to prevent another wave of COVID-19...

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‘Fourth Wave’: As Mask Mandates Are Lifted, Arizona Health Researchers Urge COVID-19 Caution

Experts described Arizona’s vaccination efforts as a race against the spread of vaccine-resistant variants. Health researchers on Wednesday urged caution despite the state’s lifting of restrictions on businesses and government, echoing a federal warning of a possible fourth wave of COVID-19 if Arizonans become too complacent. Dr. Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute...

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The Day After Receiving His Second Vaccine Dose, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Rolled Back COVID-19 Restrictions and Mask Mandates

The governor ordered that schools reopen for in-person instruction the day after receiving his first shot of the vaccine.

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Biden Says He Will Ask All Americans to Wear Masks for ‘100 Days’

Despite data indicating the effectiveness of masks in limiting the spread of the virus, Arizona doesn't have a mask order in place.

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Mayors to Ducey: Can You Please Do Something—Anything—About COVID-19?

Mayors across Arizona called for Gov. Doug Ducey to take “decisive state action" and implement a statewide mask mandate.

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Some GOP Governors Are Now Issuing Statewide Mask Orders. But Ducey Still Says No.

Despite pressure from national and local figures, Ducey once again avoided issuing a statewide order requiring masks in public.

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UPDATED: A Running List of All the Officials Telling Ducey to Require Masks in Public

COVID-19 cases in Arizona dropped 75% once cities like Phoenix were allowed to implement laws requiring that masks be worn in public.