Arizona Barred From Using Federal Funds to Undermine School Mask Requirements

Arizona Barred From Using Federal Funds to Undermine School Mask Requirements Arizona Barred From Using Federal Funds to Undermine School Mask Requirements Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 05 October 2021 01:11 PM

Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Arizona Governor Douglas Ducey on Tuesday that his state could not use federal funds to pay for programs aimed at undermining face mask requirements in schools.

In a letter to Ducey, Adeyemo raised concerns about two separate Arizona state programs funded under the American Rescue Plan which he said would "undermine evidence-based efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19."