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Governor Doug Ducey responds to Arizona being ninth highest state in the nation with COVID-19 cases

There have been at least 74,589 cases of coronavirus in Arizona, according to a New York Times database. 45,178 of those cases are in Maricopa county.

As a result, Governor Doug Ducey has signed an executive order prohibiting large gatherings. This includes bars, indoor gyms, indoor movie theaters, water parks and tubing rentals. The new enforcement goes into effect 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 29. It will remain in effect until July 27, according to the governor’s website.

In addition, Governor Ducey announced, in coordination with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, the first day of school for in-person learning will be delayed until August 17, 2020. Schools will be able to conduct distance learning before then should they choose.

Furthermore, any organized events of more than 50 people are prohibited, even if appropriate physical distancing is possible. This is effective June 29, 2020.

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.