The Arizona Department of Health Services issued an emergency measure on Thursday requiring district and charter schools to immediately mandate that masks are worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities.
The measure is directed at all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.
As part of this guidance, schools must implement COVID-19 mitigation strategies, based on the school benchmarks.
ADHS has issued an emergency measure requiring district & charter schools to immediately mandate that masks are worn on school campuses, school buses & during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, & visitors. #MaskUpAZ https://t.co/NRLDJwj6ms pic.twitter.com/z4JY0ZN4rJ
— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 19, 2020
According to AZDHS, this measure aims to improve mitigation measures on campuses and buses.
The emergency measure was issued after a Danish organization released a study showing masks are not effective at stopping the spread of the virus.
MASKS FAILED. Least surprising finding ever.
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) November 18, 2020