Gov. Ducey Lifts “Stay-At-Home” Order

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is allowing the state’s Stay At Home order to expire at the end of the day, May 15, allowing the state to enter the first phase of reopening.

In the past week, a variety of businesses — including hair salons, barbershops, retail stores and restaurants with dine-in service — have been cleared to resume operations if they follow physical distancing and enhanced sanitation guidelines.

Gyms, fitness centers and pools began opening earlier this week, with movie theaters to come Saturday.

Casinos have also announced plans to begin reopening, including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino, Fort McDowell Casino and Gila River Hotel and Casinos. Talking Stick Resort and Casino plans to remain closed through May 31, according to its website.

Portions of the Grand Canyon will reopen to visitors, though the Grand Canyon Village will remain closed.

The order says people should continue maximizing physical distance from others in public areas. In addition, businesses and workplaces are required to develop and implement policies based on state and federal agency guidelines to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.