In case you haven’t heard, our quarantine stay-at-home order in Arizona has now been extended through May 15. Here’s the details from FOX10 News:
During a news conference, Governor Doug Ducey announced that Arizona’s stay-at-home order will be extended to May 15, with modifications.
According to an executive order issued to amend the original stay-at-home order, officially titled as the “Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected” policy, retailers not classified as an essential business may, starting May 4, operate through delivery service and other means that do not entail in-store sales.
On May 8, non-essential retailers can sell items to customers in-store.
Plans will also be announced next week on a return to dine-in operations for restaurants. Gov. Ducey did say during the news conference that in a best-case scenario, restaurants could reopen by May 12.
“We’re going to return to physical health and economic health the Arizona way,” Gov. Ducey said. “It will be gradual and phased in.”
The executive order states no county, city, or town may issue orders, rules, or regulations that conflict with the executive order.
The Republican governor is holding the news conference just one day prior to the original expiration date of his stay-at-home order that started March 31.
Gov. Ducey said the return to normalcy will be gradual and phased in, based on CDC and health expert recommendations through May and June, and will balance public health and returning stronger.