On April 29, 2020, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-33, loosening some Stay Home restrictions, including a phased in approach for retail stores. Entities mentioned in Executive Order 2020-12, Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services, issued on March 23, 2020, are not impacted. The Stay Home order will remain in effect through May 15, 2020, with modifications.
Effective May 4, 2020, retailers which are not classified as essential under Executive Order 2020-12, whose business involves sale of goods, may operate and offer goods through delivery, window or walk-up service, drive-through or drive-up, curbside delivery or appointment provided they establish or implement protocols and best practices for businesses to address COVID-19 as outlined in Executive Order 2020-33.
Effective May 8, 2020, retailers which are not classified as essential under Executive Order 2020-12, whose business involves the sale of goods may open, operate, and offer goods for sale to customers in their stores provided they establish and implement protocols and best practices for businesses to address COVID-19 as outlined in Executive Order 2020-33.
Under the “Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected” policy, individuals in the State of Arizona shall limit their time away from their place of residence, except:
- To conduct or participate in Essential Activities;
- For employment, volunteer, or participate in Essential Functions;
- To utilize services or products provided by Essential Businesses;
- 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; and
- No person shall be required to provide document or proof of their activities to justify their activities under this order.
Essential Activities are defined as obtaining supplies and services for family, household members and pets, such as groceries, food and supplies for household consumption and use, supplies and equipment needed to work from home, assignments for completion of distance learning and products necessary to maintain safety, sanitation, and essential maintenance of the home and residence.
To the extent possible, individuals using shared or outdoor spaces outside their residence should maintain social distancing of at least six feet from another person.
Essential Functions and Essential Businesses definitions, and entire Executive Order 2020-33, Returning Stronger, is located here.
If you have questions, you are encouraged to seek legal counsel.