May 4, 2020
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services clarified guidelines for retail business planning to open. The additional input followed an announcement last week that retailers could soon bring employees back and start to welcome customers too.
Gov. Ducey said, “As we breathe life back into our businesses, we want to make sure we’re taking common sense precautions to keep employees and customers safe. Taking these responsible steps that prioritize public health will help grow confidence and ensure we don’t just reopen all businesses, but do it successfully.”
Starting Monday, May 4, retail businesses can sell goods through delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, drive-up service, curbside delivery or appointment provided they establish and implement sanitation and physical distancing measures. On Friday, May 8, businesses can resume partial openings that incorporate social distancing and sanitation measures established by the U.S. Dept. of Labor or the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The Governor also announced a goal to resume dine-in services at restaurants in May. Additional guidance will be developed in coordination with public health officials and will be provided in the days ahead.
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