Arkansas Legislators Weigh Overturning Ban On Mask Mandates After New CDC Guidance

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Some coronavirus hotspot states acted immediately on the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation that areas with high spread return to indoor masking, even for fully-vaccinated people.

But Arkansas — another hotspot — banned any return to mask mandates entirely back in April.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Arkansas state Sen. Clarke Tucker, a Democrat who represents part of Little Rock, about calls to overturn the ban.

This segment aired on July 29, 2021.

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