Mask Wearing Returns?


TUCSON (KVOA) – Gov. Doug Ducey declared that Arizona will continue to not allow mask mandates on Tuesday in light of the Centers for Disease Control Prevention’s recent reversal of its guidelines for indoor mask use in response to the rising COVID-19 cases across the country.

Back in March, Ducey pulled back all of Arizona’s COVID-19 mitigation measures as COVID-19 cases began to drop and vaccination rates in the state steadily increased. These efforts included an executive order that phased out all mask mandates implemented by local governments, including the ones put in place by both the City of Tucson and Pima County in June.

Meanwhile, as students and teachers gear up to return to the classroom, the largest school district in southern Arizona unanimously voted Wednesday to require masks while inside its buildings.  All Tucson Unified School District students, teachers and staff will be required to wear face coverings.

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