Governor Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address Monday afternoon. Ducey started his address by talking about the rioting at the U.S. Capitol building last week. He says “with resilience and compassion, we move forward, allowing nothing to get in our way, and showing in the end the best kind of unity there is, the unity of caring about one another.” He then went on to talk about COVID-19. Ducey talked about last year being about the virus and this year being about the vaccine. He also says as far as schools are concerned, all should be open. “From every public health profession, from Dr. Fauci and the CDC on down, saying the safest place to be is in school, we will not be funding empty seats, or allowing schools to be in a perpetual state of closure.” As for lockdowns, Ducey says that won’t be happening in Arizona, stating “for many families “lockdown” doesn’t spell inconvenience; it spells catastrophe.” He adds what lockdowns mean for families is “zero income, inability to make a payment, eviction, foreclosure, and real personal anguish.” He called for lowering taxes and finished his address by reminding people to wear a mask, social distance and practice personal responsibility.
To watch Governor Ducey’s address, click here then fast forward to 44:00.