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New Survey Shows Majority Of Arizonans Oppose Law Banning School Mask Mandates


A new survey shows a majority of Arizona voters oppose a current state law banning mask mandates in public and charter schools. The law was passed earlier this year within the state budget and goes into effect September 29th. The Phoenix-based public affairs group HighGround reports 59 percent of respondents statewide say local school districts should make decisions whether to require face coverings. Several school districts, including Flagstaff Unified, have moved to require masks indoors despite the new law; the F-U-S-D governing board agreed to review further action on September 29th, when the legislation goes into effect. The poll also found more than 60 percent of likely voters oppose Governor Doug Ducey’s use of federal COVID-19 grant funding to hinder school mask requirements.