Governor Doug Ducey held his first briefing in weeks regarding COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon. Ducey didn’t lay down any new mandates, but frantically urged the wearing of masks, physical distancing and washing your hands to all Arizona residents. He says “masks work! Please wear them.” Ducey adds: “we’ve known for a while a mask protects others, but a new study from the Centers for Disease Control released last week confirms they also protect you.” He, and state health and human services director Dr. Cara Christ, welcomes families to get together for Thanksgiving, but asked that families gather outside of the home and not inside, or do it virtually. The governor did not implement new policies for restaurants, bars or businesses, as current standards will stay in place. Ducey also says he is giving the state’s hospitals an additional $25-million dollars and says masks should be worn at the state’s elementary schools and on school buses in those areas that have returned to in-person learning. Ducey also says COVID-19 rapid testing sites will be installed at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway and Tucson International airports, but no mention of Prescott or Flagstaff airports. There were over 32-hundred new positive COVID-19 tests in Arizona today with 53 new reported deaths in Arizona.
May 14 2021
Gila River Arena