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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey confirms that gyms and pools will reopen Wednesday May 14 and stay at home order will expire May 15

If you’ve been climbing the walls at home, dying to get out and go to the gym, your day has come.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has officially announced that gyms and pools can reopen on Wednesday, May 13. In addition, the stay-at-home order for residents will expire Friday night, May 15.

This follows the state’s approval for dine-in restaurants to reopen to guests on Monday, May 11. In a FOX 10 Phoenix poll, viewers were asked if they would be dining in a restaurant. 53% replied, “no.” 38% admitted, “yes.” The other 9% said they would dine-in somewhere, sometime this week.

Schools will remain closed, and in-person visits to nursing homes will remain banned.

“This is not a green light to speed. This is a green light to proceed, and we’re going to proceed with caution,” Gov. Ducey said.

Not everyone has agreed with Ducey’s plan to gradually reopen the state. Several business owners have signed a letter on stating that they will not be opening their doors until there’s more medical evidence COVID-19 has been contained.

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.