WASHINGTON – The Biden administration warned riz Rizona on Tuesday that it could lose some of its state and local recovery funds as it uses money to reduce the need for masks in schools to combat the epidemic.
In a letter to the Republican governor of Riz Rizona, Doug Ducey, the Treasury Department said the state was misusing the money, which was intended to help local governments strengthen public health measures. As part of the 1. 1.9 trillion pandemic package passed by Congress earlier this year, states and cities were Provided मदत 350 billion in aid Which they can use for a variety of purposes.
However, the funds cannot be used to impose conditions that would “harm efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19 or discourage the adoption of evidence-based measures to stop the spread of Covid-19,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Vali Adeimo wrote.
Riz Rizona was provided 2 4.2 billion from the fund And so far half of that has been received.
Republican-controlled legislature of Riz Rizona Ban on school mask orders Earlier this year, but some school districts imposed them anyway. In August, Mr. Ducey announced that he was bringing in two educational programs to reduce such requirements.