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Governor Issues Arizona Stay At Home Order

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Backed by state schools chief Kathy Hoffman, Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday explains his ``stay at home'' order as well as their joint decision to keep schools shut through the end of the academic year.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a stay at home order effective at 5 p.m. March 31.

This comes after recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health officials.

Gov. Ducey said residents should limit time away from home except for essential activities.

Grocery stores and pharmacies remain open as do some restaurants for take out and delivery orders. Stores are closing earlier to allow for restocking and many are allowing the first hour on certain days for older shoppers.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls and others have asked residents to refrain from panic buying and stores are limiting certain items such as toilet paper and water to one or two items per person. Please check with your local stores and restaurants for hours. 

Ducey spoke with reporters today alongside state health and education leaders. Earlier Monday, he and state superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced the closure of all public and charter schools for the remainder of the school year.


Stay tuned here and KAWC 88.9 FM for the latest information for Yuma and La Paz counties.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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