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Governors might be lifting mask mandates, but many small businesses agree: this pandemic is far from over.
COVID-19 cases in the US have steadily increased in the last three weeks to over 30 million — still about 22% of the world’s total cases. About 59 million people, or about 18% of the US population, have been fully vaccinated.
We can see the light at the end of the tunnel but we are still in a tunnel.
In Arizona, where cases have risen more than 30% in the past two weeks and only 19% of the population has been fully vaccinated, Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order on lifting the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. These include lifting the mask mandate in businesses such as bars, gyms, and restaurants.
The new order also prevents local governments from enforcing their own mask mandates, although Gov. Ducey isn’t expected to go against cities and counties that ignore him. In fact, some have already kept the mandate in place under statutes that allow them to regulate public health, according to the local paper in Tuscon.
Conflicting state and local government rules have left some people confused. Rocco DiGrazia, 51, who founded …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy