Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday issued a series of Executive Orders that included activating the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks restock shelves in the face of heightened demand.
One order also halts all elective surgeries in Arizona to free up medical resources and maintain the capacity for hospitals and providers to continue offering vital services. Another order delays the expiration dates on Arizona Driver Licenses, ensuring residents over the age of 65 do not need to visit Motor Vehicle Division offices to renew their licenses during the public health emergency.
An Executive Order was also issued that requires restaurants in Arizona counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases to provide dine-out options only, and that all bars, movie theaters, and gyms in those counties close. Under the declaration, restaurants will be allowed to deliver alcoholic beverages with the purchase of food. Pima County also issued an emergency declaration yesterday.