WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Krysten Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan Senate resolution highlighting that mask-wearing is an effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19.
“Wearing masks saves Arizonans’ lives by slowing the spread of coronavirus. We all have a role to play against the pandemic and together we can make a difference,” said Sinema.
Sinema’s bipartisan resolution supports mask-wearing to limit the spread of COVID-19, recognizes that medical-grade masks should be reserved for health care workers, emphasizes that mask-wearing should be coupled with hand-washing and social distancing, and encourages all Americans to wear masks in accordance with CDC recommendations.
Sinema has been at the forefront since the beginning of the pandemic encouraging Arizonans to follow CDC guidelines, which include wearing masks, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others, and staying at home as much as possible. Additionally, Sinema routinely shares on her social media videos, graphics, and resources that provide Arizonans with information on how to protect themselves and their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April, Sinema secured 7,500 masks and 7,500 acrylic shields for the Professional Firefighters of Arizona through the IRONMAN Foundation’s Operation IRONAID Face Masks in partnership with Framebridge. Sinema also facilitated a donation of personal protective equipment from General Dynamics to the Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers through Protect AZ, an Arizona non-profit connecting front-line health care workers to critical medical equipment during the coronavirus outbreak. Sinema continues to work with PPE manufacturers and other PPE donors to bring relief to underserved Arizona communities and organizations.
Sinema has also added a resources page to her website, www.sinema.senate.gov/corona, for Arizonans looking for the latest information in English and Spanish on coronavirus.