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Ducey signs bills limiting school mask, vaccination rules

(KYMA, KECY/ AP News) - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that prohibits government agencies from requiring Covid-19 vaccinations and bars schools from mandating masks for students under 18-years-old unless their parents approve.

The bills approved by the Republican governor are the latest measures backed only by GOP members of the legislature responding to what they believe are overly-aggressive government actions during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The school mask ban replaces one that was included in last year’s state budget but thrown out by the courts.

The introduction of vaccinations against Covid-19 are credited with limiting deaths and serious injuries, but mandate opponents say that personal choice should outweigh government vaccination mandates.

Important to note, Ducey recommends mask-wearing and vaccinations but opposes government mandates.

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