After a year since the start of the pandemic, the Arizona state senate voted to repeal any remaining restrictions to curb the Coronavirus. This prohibits government mask mandates and allows bars and restaurants to open their doors without restrictions. The proposal received unanimous support from Republicans, but none from Democrats, who urged the majority of their colleagues to vote against the rule change. The vote in the state senate comes on the heels of the lifting of restrictions state wide by Governor Doug Ducey.
Flagstaff and Tucson are two cities defying the Governor's orders and continuing to enforce mask mandates at the local level to the extent possible.
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