Mohave County Officials Consider Rescinding Virus Emergency

Oct 7, 2020

Officials in an Arizona county plan to wait until later in the week before deciding whether to rescind an ongoing state of emergency resulting from the pandemic.

A previous meeting of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors
Credit Mohave County, file

Today’s News Herald reported Mohave County officials are unsure what impact the decision may have on grant funding distributed by the state. The county Board of Supervisors scheduled a special meeting Thursday to discuss the possible consequences for the county’s $9.1 million in federal coronavirus relief funding. 

State health officials Wednesday reported 604 new confirmed cases and 20 more known deaths. Nearly 223,000 Arizonans have been infected with the virus since the pandemic began and 5,733.