US – Mask mandates are slowly falling off throughout the country as COVID-19 cases are on the decline, most recently Arizona has lifted its order.
On March 25, 2021 Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey rolled back the states remaining COVID-19 mitigation requirements including face mask mandates.
Under the new order all of the states business requirements have been charged to recommendations. Businesses still have the option to require social distancing and masks, and to refuse service to patrons who don’t comply.
“The measures put in place last summer allowed Arizona to fight back COVID-19,” Ducey said in a press release. “I want to thank the local leaders who supported these efforts with their own measures, and the businesses who implemented them.
“Today, we are in a different spot, and we are also a lot smarter. I’m confident Arizona’s businesses and citizens will continue to practice the fundamentals and act responsibly as we gradually get back to normal.”
Several states, including Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Wyoming and Montana have dropped mask mandates in the last month. Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, and Utah are also close to ending orders in the next few weeks.