News Alert: Arizona: Governor Doug Ducey extends closures of bars, gyms, water parks statewide indefinitely due to COVID-19.

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

Arizona: Governor Doug Ducey announced on Thursday, June 24th, 2020 that he will extend his executive order that forces bars, gyms, movie theaters, fitness centers, water parks, and tubing operators across Arizona to close due to COVID-19.

The initial order was issued in June amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases and was set to expire on Monday, July 27.

Under the new order, the closures are in place indefinitely and the order will be reviewed every two weeks for repeal or revision.

The order also extends the limit on social gatherings of more than 50 people and suspends the issuance of special event permits.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said during Thursday’s press conference that some of the state’s COVID-19 metrics were trending downward, but said that it was not the time for Arizonans to let up.

“You are safer at home. Regardless of the information I am going to be able to share today, coronavirus is with us today and going forward. It’s highly contagious and it’s in every part of our state. And you really help Arizona when you are at home at this point in the pandemic,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

Under the order, bars with a series 6 or 7 license, which primarily applies to traditional bars and wine bars, have to close. They can, however, remain open for takeout, carry-out, or delivery.

As per another executive order, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has also limited restaurant dining rooms to 50% or less, in an effort to try and limit social gatherings and the spread of COVID-19.

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