As anticipated, during a press conference this afternoon Governor Ducey announced his plan in regard to the stay-at-home order that expires tomorrow, Thursday, April 30, 2020. At the press conference, the Governor expressed that Arizona is going to have a gradual and phased in approach to return stronger.

The Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected order will stay in effect through May 15th with a few modifications.  Those modifications can be found in the Returning Stronger executive order issued today (2020-33). These modifications include a partial reopening of retail stores on May 4th for drive-up and delivery options and then an expansion of that on May 8th for in-person retail options.

This does not impact entities covered in the executive order “Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services” issued on March 23, 2020 (2020-12).

In addition, the Governor announced that hopefully there will be some dine-in options with our restaurants sometime in May.

This description of a portion of the Governor’s actions are not intended to be legal advice and each company should consult with its advisors regarding this message to its own particular facts and circumstances.

Here is a link to the newest order, Click Here!