Up from 2519 yesterday

Arizona is reporting their daily Covid statistics, and the

  • number of cases has risen by 3246.
  • That is 29% greater from the gain of 2519 yesterday

The mayor of the city of Scottsdale (suburb of Phoenix) announced mandatory mask policy in public places effective today at 5 PM. The mayors comment:

Given the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Maricopa County, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane has issued an emergency proclamation that requires people to cover their nose and mouth in most public areas except for individuals or small groups in parks or for outdoor exercise when physical distancing can be maintained.

Other cities have also made similar proclamations. Gov. Ducey gave the individual cities the perrogative to impose restrictions as they seem fit. Phoenix is calling a meeting today to discuss whether to impose mandatory face masks within it's borders.

Fast break the other way.