Executive Order ("E.O.") 2020-43
Pausing of Arizona's Reopening, Slowing the Spread of COVID-19
On June 29, 2020 Governor Ducey issued E.O. 2020-43, Pausing Arizona's Reopening, Slowing the Spread of COVID-19. Pursuant to E.O. 2020-43, beginning on Monday, June 29, at 8:00 P.M., all indoor gyms and fitness clubs or centers, indoor movie theaters, waters parks and tubing operators, and bars in the State of Arizona, were required to pause operations.
On July 23, 2020 Governor Ducey issued E.O. 2020-52, Continuation of Executive Order 2020-43, Slowing the Spread of COVID-19. Pursuant to E.O. 2020-52, the pause in operations for indoor gyms and fitness clubs or centers, indoor movie theaters, waters parks and tubing operators, and bars was ordered to remain in place and continue to be reviewed for repeal or revision every two weeks.
On August 4, 2020, the Honorable Timothy J. Thomason, in Maricopa County Superior Court Case No. CV2020-093916, ruled that indoor gyms and fitness clubs or centers must be provided an opportunity to apply for reopening ("Ruling"). Governor Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services ("ADHS") have determined that the process ordered in the Ruling also should be applied to the paused operations of indoor theaters, waters parks and tubing operators, and bars.
On August 10, 2020 ADHS issued Emergency Measure 2020-02, Slowing the Spread of COVID-19: Phased Reopening. Emergency Measure 2020-02 establishes and describes the process whereby any business subject to the paused operations requirements of E.O. 2020-43 may reopen or, if not authorized by its terms to automatically reopen, to apply to ADHS for express approval to reopen. On August 27, 2020 ADHS issued Emergency Measure 2020-04, Continuing Arizona's Phased Reopening to provide additional guidance for business paused by E.O. 2020-43 to reopen.
This form is intended to allow businesses operating as indoor gyms and fitness clubs or centers, indoor theaters, waters parks and tubing operators, and bars to attest they are in compliance with COVID-19 guidance related to business operations. This completed form will be published on ADHS' website, and a copy shall be posted in an easily visible public place on the business premises.
ADHS or a local governmental jurisdiction shall have authority to take immediate action against any business that operates without submitting this attestation to ADHS or posting it in an easily visible public place on the entity's premises or operates in violation of applicable ADHS Guidelines.
To review up-to-date information regarding ADHS' emergency response to COVID-19 and information for businesses, please visit www.azhealth.gov/businesscovid19.