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Benchmarks For Business Reopening In Pinal County Have Been Met

Businesses required to shut down during the Coronavirus pandemic in Pinal County can officially begin to reopen after meeting Arizona’s required COVID-19 business benchmarks Thursday morning.

Pinal, Mohave, and Santa Cruz have all joined the list of counties in the moderate spread stage, set forth by the Arizona Department of Health Services based on the latest data on three metrics measuring the impact of the coronavirus.

The counties joined Maricopa, Pima, Apache, Navajo, Yavapai, Cochise, Greenlee, Coconino, and La Paz counties in the reopening phase.

As of now, Gila, Graham and Yuma are the only counties that remain in the substantial spread stage.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has defined the moderate spread range as 10-100 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents, a PCR test positive percentage rate of 5-10%, and a rate of hospital visits for COVID-like illness of 5-10%.

The businesses that were closed under Gov. Doug Ducey’s June 29 executive order and are located in moderate spread counties are allowed to reopen under capacity restrictions and while following other health safety requirements that vary by industry.

The capacity requirements are:

Indoor gyms and fitness centers can operate:
-25% of capacity in the moderate range
-50% of capacity in the minimal range

Bars and nightclubs that offer dine-in restaurant service can operate:
-50% of capacity in moderate and minimal ranges

Indoor theaters can operate:
-50% capacity in moderate and minimal ranges

Water parks/tubing operators can operate:
-50% capacity in moderate and minimal ranges

 


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