Arizona will allow all retail stores to do in-person business again at the end of the week.
“Friday, May 8 will be a full reopening with strict physical distancing,” Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday.
He said with the number of new coronavirus cases declining, he feels businesses can reopen safely.
“Arizona is heading in the right direction. We have a downward trajectory,” Ducey said.
Barbers and salons are also included in Friday's reopening order.
Ducey said restaurants will be able to offer dine-in services again on May 11. The governor said the state is working with the restaurant industry to come up with specific distancing rules.
The governor reminded Arizonans that although more retail options will be opening to them within the next week, the state’s stay-at-home order remains in effect until May 15, so people shouldn’t spend too much time around others.
“Get your hair cut, get something to eat, and head home,” Ducey said.