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March 24, 2020

AZ Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Closure of Essential Services

On Monday, March 23rd, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order stating that no Arizona county or city “may make or issue any order, rule or regulation that restricts or prohibits any person from performing any function” designated as an essential function.

The order defines an essential function as one that “promotes the public health, safety and welfare of the state or assists other in fulfilling such functions.”

Food, beverage and agriculture are categorized in the order as essential functions: “Food and beverage manufacturing, production, processing, and cultivation, including farming…”

Additionally, transportation is categorized as an essential function, including: “…private, public and commercial transportation and logistics providers necessary for all categories of Essential Operations.”

Click here to read the full Executive Order.