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Ducey will allow local governments to determine face mask policies

Doug Ducey
Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 19:02:28-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Governor Doug Ducey says local governments across the state are now allowed to implement their own face mask policies.

At Wednesday's press conference, the governor unveiled the new guidance after addressing recent requests from mayors and other local leaders to decide how strict mask mandates should be in individual counties.

"Today, we're seeing facts on the ground and differing circumstances around the state support flexibility at a localized approach," Ducey said.

He specifically mentioned that border counties are dealing with unique issues and that this will allow local leaders to tailor policies.

Ducey also reminded Arizona businesses to continue to develop and establish physical distancing and disinfecting protocols for customers and employees. If they do not, they will be held accountable.

    "Covid-19 is widespread in Arizona and Arizonans must act responsibly to protect one another," Ducey said.