Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is giving a firm date restaurants will be allowed to reopen across the state. Ducey saying there will be limits, but dine-in service can resume on Monday, May 11th.
Sounds like he has been listening to us.
Some of those limits will follow CDC guidelines, including social distancing, limited capacity and increased sanitization.
The announcement coming after a weekend testing 'blitz' the Governor's office announced last week. Ducey says he's encouraged by the continued downward trend in COVID19 positive test results as well as the number of available hospital beds.
In addition, barbershops and salons will be allowed to resume service in a limited capacity according to CDC guidelines on Friday, May 8th.
There's still no planned date for gyms and fitness centers to reopen. The Governor saying during the press conference Monday afternoon he's having discussions with the fitness industry to figure out the best way forward.
Arizona's 'stay-at-home' order remains in place until May 15th.
Ducey is also saying he's working with movie theaters in regards to their reopening as well. The Governor adding Hollywood might not release new movies until July anyways.
So, it seems Arizona is finally moving in the right direction. Towards the direction of freedom.