Arizona’s stay-at-home order extended to May 15: gradual loosening of restrictions in limited business sectors begin May 4


Brenda Kochevar

Arizona stay-at-home order extended to May 15.

Brenda Kochevar, Reporter

Today, Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-33 extending Arizona’s stay-at-home order until May 15.

The “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order remains in effect to continue physical distancing and social connectedness. 

The measures are in place to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and to protect citizens.

The order states that all Arizonans are to limit their time away from home unless engaging in Essential Activities, Essential Functions, or using Essential Businesses.

The order also asks citizens to continue communicating with their support circles to avoid the dangers of social isolation.

In today’s press conference, Governor Ducey explained the latest order as a continued attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state with the stay-at-home extension—while gradually loosening some business restrictions in order to stimulate the economy.

On May 4, non-essential businesses that comprise the sales of goods will be able to sell their products through appointment, curbside service, delivery service, drive-through or drive-up service, walk-up service, or window service—but the businesses will need to follow all guidelines addressing COVID-19 policies.

On May 8, these same non-essential businesses will be able to open their stores for business as long as the established guidelines addressing COVID-19 policies are followed.

Indoor shopping malls will remain closed and stores located within them will be able to operate using appointments, curbside services, or delivery only.