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Gov. Doug Ducey should really rethink mask mandate ban as colleges revolt

We are now up to seven Arizona university districts that have embarked upon a showdown with the condition, believing that general public health and fitness ought to trump condition legislation.

Particularly a state regulation enacted in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session without the need of so considerably as a solitary general public hearing.

One particular that was approved ahead of the very contagious delta variant of COVID-19 began spreading throughout the state. Just before public well being experts revised their tips to urge that absolutely everyone mask up in educational facilities to try out to gradual the spread of the virus.

The Washington Elementary University District, all through a special governing board assembly on Wednesday afternoon, turned the most up-to-date university district to mandate masks. It follows Phoenix Union Large Faculty District, Phoenix Elementary, Osborn Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Creighton and Tucson Unified university districts.