STATE UPDATE- July 23, 2020

Governor Doug Ducey today extended an executive order pausing operations on gyms, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, water parks, and tubing. The order also continues to prohibit large public events and enables local law enforcement to take immediate enforcement action to ensure compliance with the order. This extension will be reviewed for repeal or revision every two weeks.

Today’s Executive Order extends provisions of Executive Order 2020-43. Those provisions include: 

Prohibiting Mass Gatherings Statewide
Even if appropriate physical distancing is possible, organized public events of more than 50 people are prohibited. The Executive Order enables local governing jurisdictions, such as the city, town or county, to approve events on the condition of meeting certain safety precautions, such as physical distancing.

Pausing Certain Business Operation

The following establishments shall continue to pause operations:

  • Bars with a series 6 or 7 liquor license from the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (these entities may provide take-out and curbside service);
  • Indoor gyms and fitness clubs or centers;
  • Indoor movie theaters;
  • Water parks;
  • And tubing operators.

Businesses seeking to resume operations once the pause has been lifted must demonstrate compliance with public health guidance as determined by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Suspending Special Event Licenses
Under the Executive Order, the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control shall continue to cease issuing special event licenses.

View today’s Executive Order HERE.


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