Reenergizing Arizona’s Economy

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A Gradual Step-By-Step Plan For Arizona

Under the leadership of Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona’s focus has been protecting public health and slowing the spread of COVID-19 with a calm steady approach guided by data and recommendations from public health officials. 

Governor Doug Ducey announced the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order will end on May 15 and be replaced with new guidance for the next stage of economic recovery. The content below outlines Arizona’s gradual and responsible step approach to continue breathing life back into the economy.


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Guidance for Pools

Announced May 12

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) released guidelines as pools resume operations by implementing public health protections and CDC guidelines.

 

May 13

Pools may operate with the recommendations by ADHS including proper maintenance and disinfection of the facilities, considering requiring guests to bring their own towels, and avoiding group events such as swim lessons.

 

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Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Providers

Announced May 12

Governor Ducey released guidance for gyms and fitness providers to resume operations following CDC and ADHS precautions for people utilizing gyms and for employees.

 

May 13

Gyms and fitness providers may resume operations while following ADHS guidance including arranging equipment to allow for physical distancing, implementing sanitation procedures such as sanitizing equipment before and after use, and requiring employees and patrons to clean out lockers for nightly deep cleaning processes.

 

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Guidance for Spas, Massage Therapists and Personal Services

Announced May 12

Governor Ducey announced spas, massage therapists and personal services may resume operations with physical distancing, sanitation procedures and operational adjustments.

 

May 13

Spas, massage therapists and personal services may operate and take the additional steps recommended by ADHS including wearing gloves during face treatments, encouraging face masks for treatments not involving the face and discouraging the use of shared items such as magazines. 

 

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Guidance for Places of Worship

Announced May 12

While the Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected. executive order did not require places of worship to stop holding services, it did require activities use extensive physical distancing to the extent feasible.

 

May 13

Places of worship should consider spacing out seating for attendees, providing individually packaged food, and suspending use of a choir or large musical ensemble, based on Arizona Department of Health Services recommendations.

 

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Guidance for Restaurants and Coffee Shops

Announced May 4

Governor Ducey issued an executive order allowing restaurants and coffee shops to resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures. The recommendations include following guidance from the Centers of Disease Control, precautions for food preparation and customer area sanitization protocols.

May 11

Restaurants must establish and implement safety protocols and best practices, including enacting physical distancing policies, limiting the number of diners and following protocols as directed by the CDC, OSHA and ADHS.

 

ARIZONA GUIDANCE FOR RESTAURANTS & COFFEE SHOPS

 

Reopening Guidance: A Guide for the Restaurant Industry

For more resources on how you can prepare your restaurant and return stronger view this guide from the National Restaurant Association.

 

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Preparing to Reopen Your Restaurant

Local First Arizona, in partnership with AWE Collective and Kind Hospitality have created a detailed and comprehensive guide explaining necessary steps for restaurant reopening.

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Guidance for Barbers and Cosmetologists

Announced May 4

Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order allowing barbers and cosmetologists to resume appointment-based services. The recommendations follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Health Services. To the extent possible, providers should take measures to ensure that customers follow these guidelines as well.

May 8

Barbers and cosmetologists can resume operations as long as they establish and implement safety protocols and best practices, including using face coverings for employees and customers, operating by appointment only and following protocols as directed by the CDC, OSHA and ADHS.

 

ARIZONA GUIDANCE FOR BARBER SHOPS AND COSMETOLOGISTS

 

Back-to-work Guidelines

The Professional Beauty Association and Barbicide provided guidelines for barbers and cosmetologists as services resume with tips for client engagement, the reception area, hand hygiene, laundry and work stations.

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Guidance for Retailers

Announced April 29

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) released additional guidelines as retail businesses resume partial operations. The recommendations include enhanced sanitation and physical distancing steps customers and business owners should take to facilitate increased business interactions while minimizing the risk of COVID-19.

Monday, May 4

Retail businesses can sell goods through delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, drive-up service, curbside delivery or by appointment provided they establish and implement sanitation and physical distancing measures. 

Friday, May 8

Retail businesses can resume expanded in-person operations permitted they implement social distancing and sanitation measures established by the CDC, OSHA and ADHS.

 

ARIZONA GUIDANCE FOR RETAILERS

 

Recovery Readiness: Restoring Retail Confidence

For more resources on how you can prepare your retail business and return stronger view this guide from global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.

 

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SAFE Retail

Target is supporting other retailers by providing tools, processes and responses to help others establish methods by which retail can operate safely.

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Small Business Boot Camp: Safety Thursday

As part of the ACA's Small Business Boot Camp & Resource Collective webinar series, we've partnered with the Arizona Chapter National Safety Council for Safety Thursday. Every Thursday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. business leaders can learn about the latest workplace guidelines and recommendations from federal agencies and industry leaders as we begin to return to work.

 

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Additional Support for Reopening

Federal and State Guidelines

To support businesses as they navigate reopening, the Arizona Commerce Authority has gathered the following state and federal guidance for businesses to plan and prepare workplaces for a strong return.

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Getting Back to Work: Preparing Buildings for Re-Entry Amid COVID-19

This guide from the Building Owners and Managers Association provides safety procedures for preparing commercial buildings for the safe return of office tenants and visitors.

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Workplace Return

This McKinsey report provides insight and best practices for business leaders to take steps to protect employees, customers, supply chains and more.

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Recovery Readiness: Restoring Retail Confidence

For more resources on how you can prepare your retail business and return stronger view this guide from global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.

VIEW GUIDE 

 

Developing Guidelines for Returning to Work

Business Roundtable created this guide for business leaders and policymakers with example measures for health and safety for offices, retail, manufacturing, construction and more.

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Construction Industry Safety Coalition Recommendations

The Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors developed a plan to outline steps construction employers and employees can take to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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Responding to a COVID-19 Exposure at Your Business

The MEP National Network provides a checklist for employers of what they should do if they suspect a COVID-19 exposure has occurred at their facility.

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Preparing to Reopen Your Restaurant

Local First Arizona, in partnership with AWE Collective and Kind Hospitality have created a detailed and comprehensive guide explaining necessary steps for restaurant reopening.

VIEW GUIDE

Recovery Readiness: A How-To Guide For Reopening Your Workplace

This guide from global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield outlines best practices for returning to the physical workplace. The insights and protocols have been implemented around the world.

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The Safe Six: Workplace Readiness Essentials

This resource from Cushman & Wakefield is this step-by-step guide for owners to establish operational guiding principles as they plan and prepare to return to the workplace.

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SAFE Retail

Target is supporting other retailers by providing tools, processes and responses to help others establish methods by which retail can operate safely.

VIEW RESOURCE

 

Reopening Guidance: A Guide for the Restaurant Industry

For more resources on how you can prepare your restaurant and return stronger view this guide from the National Restaurant Association.

VIEW GUIDE 

 

Back-to-work Guidelines

The Professional Beauty Association and Barbicide provided guidelines for barbers and cosmetologists as services resume with tips for client engagement, the reception area, hand hygiene, laundry and work stations.

VIEW GUIDE

 

Protecting Your Business from COVID-19

The MEP National Network provides a guide for manufacturing employers to help them prepare and react to COVID-19 impacts including, staff, visitor and travel policies, employee health and communication plans.

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Sharing What We've Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses

Kroger shares its lessons for how to operate a safe and open environment in retail stores, food production facilities and distribution centers. 

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