Governor Ducey’s recent executive order calls for the shutdown of Arizona’s bars, gyms, water parks, movie theatres, and river tubing for 30 days. The order comes after a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. As of July 1st, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported a record of 4,878 new cases of COVID-19 and 88 deaths in the state, bringing total deaths to 1,720.
Ducey’s order also called for a delay to the start of the school year, a statewide prohibition on mass gatherings of 50 people or more, and a halt on liquor licenses for special events through July 27.
Since the order, Arizona has suspended the liquor licenses for a café and bistro at a gym in Phoenix and the Lifetime Biltmore gym was hit for not following the Governor’s executive order for gyms to close. Another local gym was cited yesterday by Scottsdale police. Now, that chain of gyms has filed a lawsuit against the Governor’s order.
In this episode of Arizona Horizon, we talk with former Attorney General Grant Woods about what can and can’t be enforced by the governor’s executive action.
View the full list of Ducey’s executive orders in Arizona.