PHOENIX — Arizona on Friday reported over 3,000 additional virus cases for the first time in six months as legal wrangling over school districts' mask-wearing restrictions escalates.
The state’s coronavirus dashboard reported 3,225 additional cases and 23 more deaths.
A judge was scheduled Friday to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging an Arizona school district’s decision to require students and staff to wear masks indoors.
With nine other districts adopting similar mask rules despite a state law prohibiting districts from requiring mask-wearing, the case against Phoenix Union is seen as a test case.
Also, the Arizona School Boards Association and others have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of that law.