Coronavirus infects Arizona sheriff who refused to enforce stay-at-home order

The coronavirus has infected an Arizona sheriff who opposed his state’s lockdown order as unconstitutional and said he wouldn’t enforce it. Sheriff Mark Lamb, a Republican, told Fox 10 Phoenix Friday he was infected by someone who attended a political event he held last weekend. “I don’t think there were a lot of people wearing masks there,” Lamb told the station. “I wasn’t wearing a mask.”

The COVID-19 pandemic will infect people without regard to their political or legal orientation. This is another example of someone refusing to wear a mask who gets infected. Unfortunately it is a government official who should be following the recommendations from the CDC.

The CDC has created customized guidelines for law enforcement: What Law Enforcement Personnel Need to Know about Coronavirus Disease 2019.