Arizona Gov. Ducey eases COVID-19 restrictions, including local mask mandates

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has announced major rollbacks in COVID-19 restrictions for the state after officials announced that three million residents have been vaccinated on March 25.

The announcement transitions the current guidance for business from requirements to recommendations, and businesses will have the “ability to continue requiring masks and social distancing.”

Events of more than 50 people will also no longer need approval from local governments, with the expectation that they continue to follow CDC recommendations for COVID-19 mitigation.

“Today we are in a different spot, and we are also a lot smarter,” Ducey wrote on Twitter. “I’m confident Arizona’s businesses and citizens will continue to act responsibly as we gradually get back to normal.”

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