Governor Ducey's June 29 Executive Order Restrictions

From Governor Ducey's Executive Order 2020-43:

1. Effective June 29, 2020, (and until further notice) organized public events of more than 50 people are prohibited unless the city, town or county in unincorporated areas has approved the event, and only if adequate safety precautions are implemented, including physical distancing measures. A city, town or county in unincorporated areas may deny a request for an organized event due to public health concerns related to COVID-19. Any approval may be subject to certain conditions or restrictions not inconsistent with this or any other executive order. Nothing in this order shall inhibit a person from engaging in constitutionally protected activities such as speech and religion, and any legal or court process provided that such is conducted in a manner that provides appropriate physical distancing to the extent feasible.

2. The Depatment of Liquor Licenses and Control shall cease issuing series 15, Special Event licenses and series 16, Festival/Fair licenses for the period of June 29, 2020 through July 27, 2020.

3. Notwithstanding any other law or executive order, effective at 8:00 pm on Monday, June 29, 2020, the following establishments shall pause operations until at least July 27, 2020, unless extended:

a. Bars, meaning an entity who holds a series 6 or 7 liquor license from the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control and whose primary business is the sale or dispensing of alcoholic beverages. These entities may continue serving the public through pick up, delivery, and drive-thru operations as provided for series 12 liquor licenses in Executive Order 2020-09, Limiting The Operations Of Certain Businesses To Slow The Spread Of COVID-19.

b. Indoor gyms and fitness clubs or centers.

c. Indoor movie theaters.

d. Water parks and tubing operators.

4. Pools may continue to operate as follows:

a. Pools operated as part of a public accommodation, such as those at hotels but not those at multi-housing complexes, shall prohibit groups larger than 10 from congregating together in or near the pool.

b. Privately owned pools located in public areas such as those at multi-housing complexes or other privately owned facilities may continue to be open provided that signage is included at all entrances to the pool reminding people to maintain physical distance and that groups larger than 10 should not congregate.

5. To receive authorization to reopen, entities shall complete and submit a form as prescribed by the Arizona Department of Health Services that attests the entity is in compliance with guidance issued by ADHS related to COVID-19 business operations. The form shall also be posted in an easily visible public place on the entity's premises. ADHS shall provide information to the public on those entities that have submitted such attestations on its website.

6. A local governmental jurisdiction shall have the authority to take immediate action against an entity that operates without submitting the prescribed attestation to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

7. Notwithstanding any other law or executive order, this executive order allows law enforcement and any regulatory agency, pursuant to their regulatory authority, to take immediate enforcement action against any business that fails to follow this Executive Order or any guidance issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services relating to COVID-19 for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare up to and including summary suspension for any license that the business holds.

8. If any provision of this Executive Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, this invalidity does not affect any other provision or application of this Executive Order, which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application. To achieve this purpose, the provisions of this Executive Order are declared to be severable.

9. This order shall remain in place until further notice, and shall be reconsidered for repeal or revision every two weeks after July 27, 2020.