Arizona Closes Movie Theaters, Bars Due to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

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Reacting to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered all movie theaters closed for 30 days, along with bars, nightclubs, gyms and water parks. Ducey made the announcement during a news conference with the executive order going into effect at 8 p.m. Monday. "This will help relieve stress on our health […]
Reacting to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered all movie theaters closed for 30 days, along with bars, nightclubs, gyms and water parks.

Ducey made the announcement during a news conference with the executive order going into effect at 8 p.m. Monday. "This will help relieve stress on our health care system and give time for new transmissions to slow," Ducey tweeted.

Most movie theaters around the country closed in mid-March due to the pandemic. Ducey announced in May that theaters could reopen after the state's stay-at-home order expired on May 15, but that people needed to continue to practice social distancing and follow CDC-recommended guidelines. There was no statewide no…
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