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Arizona Reports 3K Virus Cases For First Time In 6 Months

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Arizona on Friday reported over 3,000 additional virus cases for the first time in six months as legal wrangling over school districts' mask-wearing restrictions escalates.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard reported 3,225 additional cases and 23 more deaths. A judge was scheduled Friday to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging an Arizona school district’s decision to require students and staff to wear masks indoors. With nine other districts adopting similar mask rules despite a state law prohibiting districts from requiring mask-wearing, the case against Phoenix Union is seen as a test case. Also, the Arizona School Boards Association and others have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of that law.

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