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Arizona barber shops, salons, and spas must now close by 5 p.m according to governor’s executive order

Confusion over “essential” services in our state has continued. It began when Governor Doug Ducey made an executive order on March 23. A week later, when a statewide “stay-at-home” order was released, questions persisted over what businesses were deemed essential.

The order, issued Friday, stated that a range of personal care businesses will be forced to cease operations if they do not comply with guidelines of the first executive order.

The businesses he specified include:
Aesthetic Salons
Barbers
Cosmetology
Hairstyling
Massage parlors
Nail Salons
Tanning salons
Tattoo parlors
Spas

“During these unprecedented times, providing clarity for small businesses and employers is an important measure to ensure we protect our citizens, slow the spread of COVID-19, and protect this critical part of our economy,” Ducey said of his latest announcement. “As guidance from public health officials evolves, we will continue to release information and direction.”

Arizona salons, spas and barber shops must close by 5 p.m. on Saturday, according to a new order from Gov. Doug Ducey.

Additionally, there will be a curfew at public places that do not allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene. Those include basketball courts, splash pads, playgrounds and public restrooms. Furthermore, they will forced to stop operating by Saturday at 5 p.m.

Public parks shall remain open to the greatest extent possible.

Communal pools, such as those at hotels, condominiums, apartment complexes and parks, should still be maintained under environmental and public health rules and guidelines.

In addition, all swap meets must also be over by 5 p.m.

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.