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Jan 21, 2023

Navajo Nation rescinds mask mandate on vast reservation

The Navajo Nation has rescinded a mask mandate that's been in effect since the early days of the Covid pandemic, officials announced Friday, fulfilling a pledge that new tribal President Buu Nygren made while campaigning for the office.

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Jan 6, 2022

AZ response to Covid surge may be too late

Fueled by the highly transmissible omicron variant, surging Covid cases in Arizona have inspired another round of fractured, largely uncoordinated reactions around the state.

Nov 2, 2021

Court rules against lawmakers in single-subject dispute

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday voided a ban on mask mandates in public schools and a host of other legislative changes, ruling it was illegal for lawmakers to pile them into a handful of budget bills. 

Oct 18, 2021

Brnovich says mask mandate ban not court’s business

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to tell Arizona courts they need to butt out of how the legislature conducts its business.

Oct 2, 2021

Supreme Court to weigh mask mandate ban

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about whether the ban on mask mandates at public schools was legally enacted.

Sep 27, 2021

Court kills mask mandate ban, other new laws

A new state law barring schools from imposing mask mandates on students and staff is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Monday.

Aug 13, 2021

Judge to rule on attempt to end mask mandates in schools

A teacher and a school district want a judge to decide whether a new law that bans school districts from requiring face masks takes effect now or later.

Jul 30, 2021

Largest school district defies mask mandate prohibition

The Phoenix Union High School District plans to require students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors when school starts on Aug. 2.

Jul 21, 2021

Health chief opposes broad quarantine policy

The state's top health official said schools should be able to quarantine unvaccinated students and keep them out of class in at least some cases where they have been exposed to Covid.

Jun 15, 2021

Ducey orders end to universities’ policies for unvaccinated students

Gov. Doug Ducey has forbade public universities and community colleges from requiring that students and staff wear masks and get tested regularly for Covid.

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Jun 15, 2021

Ducey to override universities’ policies for unvaccinated students

Gov. Doug Ducey is moving to quash requirements by state universities that unvaccinated students must wear masks and get tested regularly for Covid.

Jun 11, 2021

Bill bans mask mandates in public schools

Republican lawmakers did an about-face on facemasks in schools in the most recent version of the state education budget bill.