AZ Gov Re-Closes Bars, Gyms, Theaters Amid Spikes

Phoenix’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered bars, gyms, movie theaters, water parks, and tubing to close for at least 30 days on Monday, following weeks of steady increases in positive COVID-19 test results in the state. The order goes into effect Monday at 8 p.m., he said.

Restaurant dining rooms, some bars, nightclubs, attractions, and movie theaters were given the OK to reopen six weeks ago when Arizona’s stay-at-home orders were lifted in mid-March, in coordination with the White House’s phased-in gating criteria.

In recent weeks, Arizona has seen a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases. As of Monday, there have been 74,533 positive cases and 1,588 COVID-19 deaths, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Over 670,000 residents have been tested, per AZDHS’ online data dashboard.