AZ Governor Ducey announces voluntary reopening plan for retail and food industry

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic response during a press conference Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

Phoenix, Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey announced yesterday, April 29, 2020 an extension of the physical distancing measures while presenting a step-by-step approach to continue to revitalize the Arizona economy. The Governor issued an Executive Order extending the Order to Stay Home until May 15, 2020.

The order also continues Arizona’s gradual economic reopening, allowing retail companies to start partial operations starting next week.

“Arizona’s focus has been to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19, and this approach is working,” said Governor Ducey. “Physical distancing is making a difference. We are slowing the spread….

The last thing we want to do now is undoing these gains. Today’s announcement continues Arizona’s calm and steady approach as it takes new steps to bring our small businesses to life.”


Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, retail companies will be able to sell products through the delivery service, the counter service, the assistance service, the transit service, the transfer service or the delivery in the sidewalk whenever establish, and implement sanitation and physical distance measures. This updated guide applies to the act of selling goods, not services.


Starting May 8, companies can start offering their products through in-store purchases as long as social distancing protocols are required that require six feet of space between customers.

Ducey said the travel restrictions that apply to travelers flying to Arizona from points with high coronavirus cases will also extend until May 15.

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