Breaking News: Arizona: Governor Doug Ducey announced retail stores open voluntarily today, barbers and salons reopen Friday, and dine-in restaurant operations return next Monday.

Source: Governor Doug Ducey (Information and Press Release):

Arizona: Governor Doug Ducey discussed during a news briefing on Monday, May 4th, 2020 on plans to reopen some businesses as the Arizona’s phased plan approach.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey shut down bars and suspended restaurants from providing dine-in services on March 19th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Beginning on Monday, May 4th, 2020, retail stores selling goods are allowed to open voluntarily.

The stores can sell goods through delivery, window, walk-up or drive-through services, curbside delivery or appointment if they follow proper sanitation and physical distancing measures.

Beginning on Friday, May 8th, 2020, those stores can partially open to customers as long as the shops provide social distancing services.

Beginning on Monday, May 11th, 2020, restaurants dine-in operations can return.

There will be physical distancing inside these establishments.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said that there will be more to follow on this, but restaurants will have this week to prepare their dine-in openings.

In regards to gyms and movie theaters, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said that he’s working with the fitness industry and more will come regarding gyms and movie theaters.

In regards to churches, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s order allows for activities practicing the freedom of speech and religion, but must follow physical distancing.

Federal guidelines discourage gatherings of 10 or more people, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has said during past news briefings the same, meaning in-person church services are not very feasible.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey commended many church leaders on their ability to take their services virtual or find other unique ways to follow distancing rules.

Read more about the plans to reopen Arizona at the following website:

https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders

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