Gov. Ducey outlines restaurant, barbershop, salon reopening guidelines

Posted at 4:08 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 10:35:35-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Gov. Doug Ducey has revealed criteria for restaurants to resume dine-in services and salons to reopen in Arizona at a news conference Monday afternoon.

First, the governor said salons and barbershops have already begun offering curbside services for products sold at their facilities this week, and on Friday, May 8, they'll be permitted to allow customers inside their facilities.

The governor said the salons and barbershops will have to follow CDC guidelines at their businesses, including:

  • Reduced occupancy/capacity.
  • Comprehensive sanitation protocols.
  • Provide cloth face coverings to employees and visitors to wear.
  • Waiting areas, service areas should provide for appropriate physical distancing.
  • Consider operating by appointment-only to manage occupancy levels.

Next, the governor said restaurants can resume dine-in services on Monday, May 11, with physical distancing, sanitation and other protocol in place.

A slide at the news conference said restaurants must:

  • Maintaining physical distancing, including limiting parties to no more than 10.
  • Operating reduced occupancy and capacity.
  • Limiting areas conducive to congregating.
  • Implementing comprehensive sanitation protocols.
  • Continuing to provide curbside or delivery service.
  • Implementing symptom screening prior to each shift.

The governor said his decision to reopen these services were informed by an overall positive trajectory on several COVID-19 tracking metrics in Arizona, include hospital capacity and the percentage of positive tests to overall testing.

Watch Governor Ducey's full press conference in the player below: