TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is applauding Governor Doug Ducey's "stay-at-home" order Monday, but says it's still not enough.
Ducey announced the executive ordered that calls for Arizonans to remain in their places of residence except for "essential" purposes.
A previous executive order from Ducey identified businesses that are considered "essential," including health care facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies and much more.
Critics -- including other mayors and lawmakers -- say the list of "essential" services is far too broad and includes hair salons, golf courses and more.
“Governor Ducey’s order is a step in the right direction. I urge the Governor to take further action to narrow his list of 'essential' services to those that are truly critical to maintaining public health, safety, and community well-being,” Romero said in a statement. “We do not have the luxury of time to drag our feet on this. COVID-19 is not waiting and neither should Governor Ducey. Every hour we wait will cost us avoidable transmissions and critical medical resources.”