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Ducey didn’t consult Az hospital leaders before scrapping mask mandates, business rules

Leaders of hospitals across Arizona are voicing disapproval with Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to roll back local mask mandates and business restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the state’s public health chief said Friday the governor did not consult hospitals before ending restrictions. During a Friday press conference, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said the only conversations about the decision to roll back local mask mandates and statewide requirements that businesses enforce mask-wearing and physical distancing were between the Governor’s Office and ADHS. ... Read more»

Ducey focused on hospital space, not stopping sharp COVID-19 increases

Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ, who leads the ADHS, focused extensively on the statewide hospital capacity during a Thursday press conference, but had little to say about how the state would address the sharp rise in confirmed cases.... Read more»