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Tucson Mayor Romero calls for further action on Ducey's stay-at-home order

Posted at 4:45 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 01:32:38-04

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.

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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.

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“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.”