Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey today announced a month-long closure of several businesses before the 4th of July weekend as COVID-19 numbers throughout the state continue to soar.
Ducey announced bars, gyms, theaters, water parks and tubing rentals throughout Arizona will be closed starting tonight for the next 30 days. This is expected to largely prevent the concerning scenes of recent large gatherings, most notably at bars in the Phoenix area and tubing on the Salt River.
Theaters have mostly remained closed during the pandemic. Ducey's executive order goes until July 27.
He also announced the reopening of schools will be delayed until at least Aug. 17.
On Monday, 625 new positive cases of the coronavirus were announced in Arizona, with the total now at 74,533. In Yuma County, it’s 102 new cases and a total of 5,895. La Paz County reported four new cases and a total of 330.
Stay tuned to KAWC for more details on COVID-19 and any state closures and announcements as they become available. Please continue to stay home as much as possible, practice social distancing, wash your hands and wear a face mask in public.