face masks

Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey expects that Arizonans will need to continue to wear masks through at least the end of the year.And forget about going to a bar, at least for the foreseeable future.


Yuma Police announced Wednesday they arrested a man and woman who became combative with them after they reportedly refused to wear face masks inside a Walmart store and coughed on some employees.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls has clarified his no vote on a city proclamation that requires people within city limits to wear a face mask in public to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Office of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

The Yuma City Council approved an emergency proclamation requiring the use of face masks outdoors to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mayor Doug Nicholls and Councilmember Chris Morris voted against the measure.   


Yuma County

After action Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey giving local governments the power to determine if masks must be worn, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Thursday issued a proclamation requiring them to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the county.