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.
Arizona’s governor encourages the public to wear protective masks in public but is rarely seen following his own advice.
"Will some people be affected badly? Yes, but we have to get our country open, and we have to get it opened soon."