With the numbers in Arizona looking better and more than 2 million vaccines having been distributed in recent months, Arizona officials have made some changes to the guidance and restrictions throughout the state in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there was never a statewide mask mandate, it is still recommended to wear a mask by the CDC and is required in certain areas. Find out all the latest details on what’s changed with Governor Doug Ducey’s orders this week for the Arizona COVID-19 restrictions.
What’s Changed? The Latest on COVID-19 Guidance in Arizona
Occupancy Limits for Businesses: The occupancy limitations on restaurants, gyms, theaters, water parks, bowling alleys and bars have been lifted. These businesses can operate at full capacity, if they so choose. However, many have not yet begun to operate at full capacity. For some, it is to ensure social distancing and safety. For others, it may be a lack of staff. If you want to know if a particular restaurant, bowling alley, or other business has lifted their capacity limitation, check online or call ahead before you visit.
In Person Education: Governor Doug Ducey also issued an order that requires Arizona schools to offer in person learning by next week (March 15) or after spring break. Many school districts are still offering a choice to families, so be sure to check your local school district if you have questions on how this impacts your child’s education.
Spring Training: Spring training is in full effect in the state, with fans and teams following social distancing and other guidelines. The changes announced this week don’t have a direct impact on Spring Training. However, these changes should help with restaurant and bar capacities nearby the stadiums.
Social distancing and mask wearing guidelines and requirements are still in effect across the state, with many counties still requiring masks to be worn in public.
CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Safety
The CDC has issued guidelines for how to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus. While the guidelines have changed as more is learned about COVID-19 and as more people are vaccinated, here are the general guidelines you should follow: