The University of Arizona will lift its indoor mask requirement beginning March 21, following similar moves by Arizona’s other two public universities.
A series of Arizona laws, including one that would have blocked mask requirements in K-12 schools, were upheld as unconstitutional.
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.
Arizona has the worst coronavirus diagnosis rate in the country, and health experts believe the state's infection rate is higher than what's reported.
Ducey attended an event at the White House Thursday without a mask, despite encouraging Arizonans to wear face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Kern recently defended his disregard for Phoenix's public health efforts, questioning the need to follow rules put in place by a "Democrat mayor."
Gov. Doug Ducey is the only governor in the nation whose handling of the coronavirus pandemic ranks lower than that of President Trump.
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