Mohave County Board of Supervisors Vote To Remain In State Of Emergency

Published: Friday, October 9, 2020 - 2:55pm
Updated: Friday, October 9, 2020 - 6:14pm

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted against a proposal that would have ended its public health emergency declaration. The 3-2 vote against the motion means that the county in northwest Arizona remains in a state of emergency.

Some officials were concerned that rescinding it would mean that the county would have to return federal coronavirus relief funding it received. 

Keeping the state of emergency going in hopes of retaining the money was a bad way for the government to act, said Supervisor Hildy Angius who introduced the motion.

While Deputy Mohave County Attorney Ryan Esplin didn’t think the county would lose the federal funds, he argued it could miss out on future grant funding without the status. He also suggested that it could make the public believe the health risk is over and make it harder to implement safety guidelines. 

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