By Chloe Jones | Arizona Republic
Mayors of four major Arizona cities gathered to call for a statewide mask mandate and address the rise in COVID-19 cases and the risks holiday and snowbird travelers will bring.
A statewide mask mandate, a 14-day quarantine for people coming from out-of-state and enforcement on bad actors violating COVID-19 guidelines are among the asks from Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero (Photo), Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans and Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar.
Gov. Doug Ducey recognized the science behind the efficacy of masks in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 at a news conference Wednesday, but he said he will not impose a statewide mandate. Gallego reiterated his recognition, but pushed for a statewide mandate.
“Wearing a mask is more comfortable than wearing a ventilator,” she said.