GUIDANCE FOR MOVIE THEATERS
Indoor theaters in Apache, Cochise, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima and Yavapai counties may attest to reopen in compliance with ADHS COVID-19 Guidelines including operating at 50 percent occupancy.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) released guidelines and phases for the eventual reopening of movie theaters. The benchmarks ”minimal,” “moderate” and “substantial,” as defined by the CDC, are used to determine the level of COVID-19 community spread and indicate reopening phases. Metrics must be met for two consecutive weeks to move into a reopening phase.
ADHS will update a dashboard on Thursdays indicating the reopening benchmark and its metrics each county meets.
Substantial: remain closed
Moderate: operate at 50 percent occupancy, must implement ADHS mitigation requirements
Minimal: operate at 50 percent occupancy, continue to implement ADHS mitigation requirements until community cases are at less than 3 percent positivity
Businesses have the opportunity through the attestation process for review of individual circumstances in the event that they are denied the ability to reopen for public health reasons.
Effective 8 p.m. on June 29, 2020, movie theaters must pause operations. Unless extended, the pause remains in effect until July 27, 2020, after which businesses seeking to resume operations must demonstrate compliance with public health guidance as determined by the Arizona Department of Health Services.