Arizona Department of Health Covid-19 Recommendations
Dear Friends of the Firm:
We hope that you and your family, friends, and colleagues are staying safe and remaining positive during these trying times. As we all embark upon this new reality, we wanted to check in and see how you are doing, provide you with helpful resources, and assure you that we’re in this together. Here are the recent recommendations by the Arizona Department of Health
Individuals engaging in essential activities who can safely manage their own cloth face coverings should consider wearing non-medical cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.
Cloth face coverings:
- Should not be placed on children less than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance
- Should be laundered or disposed of appropriately
- Are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders
If not already closed, the following services shall cease operations no later than 5 p.m. on April 4, 2020, as these services cannot comply with the guidelines required in paragraph 11 of Executive Order 2020-18, directing Arizonans to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, and Stay Connected.
- Cosmetology, Hairstyling, Nail Salons and Aesthetic Salons
- Tanning salons
- Tattoo parlors
- Massage parlors
In addition, the following services shall also cease operations by 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4:
- Amenities at public parks that do not allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene such as basketball courts, splash pads, playgrounds and public restrooms but public parks shall remain open to the greatest extent possible.
- Communal pools such as those at hotels, condominiums, apartment complexes and parks, however, these should still be maintained under environmental and public health rules and guidelines.
- Swap meets
The Governor’s Office also provided guidance related to the following services, which are considered essential and may continue operations:
- Personal hygiene services including in-home services such as assistance with bathing and cleaning for vulnerable adults and those who are disabled.
- Daycare centers providing care for individuals with children serving in any essential services category.
- Hotels and motels, to the extent used for lodging, including RV Parks, and hotel and motel restaurants providing delivery or carryout food services.
- Respite and palliative care.
Updated Recommendations - 3/30/2020
Effective close of business Tuesday, March 31, Arizonans shall limit their time away from their place of residence or property, except:
- To conduct or participate in essential activities, and/or;
- For employment, to volunteer or participate in essential functions; or
- To utilize any services or products provided by essential business services;
- And for employment if as a sole proprietor or family owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public.
Essential businesses that remain open shall implement rules and procedures that facilitate physical distancing and spacing of individuals of at least 6 feet.
- Businesses, operations, and activities deemed essential by the state were clarified here.
- Arizonans are encouraged to improve social connectedness, resiliency, and help-seeking behavior.
- Arizona schools state-wide are closed through the end of the school year.
- All restaurants are required to provide dine-out options only.
- All bars, movie theaters, and gyms are required to close.
- All elective surgeries are halted in the state of Arizona.
If someone in your family has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider. All mass gatherings of 10 or more people must be canceled or postponed.