(From www.fox10phoenix.com, written by FOX 10 Staff)

“Arizona Governor Doug Ducey provided a COVID-19 update on the afternoon of August 20, as another 723 cases and 50 deaths were reported.

Ducey held the media briefing with Major General Michael McGuire from the Arizona Dept. of Emergency and Military Affairs and Dr. Cara Christ from the Dept. of Health Services.

Hundreds of businesses that were ordered to close for months are now applying to reopen, with numerous theaters, gyms and bars receiving approval to do so.

However, many more applications have been denied by ADHS.

Ducey’s briefing came as schools and universities return to a mix of virtual and online learning for the fall.

COVID-19 conditions in Arizona have improved to the point where it is safe for two largely rural counties to reopen schools for partial in-person learning [Apache and Yavapai].”


You can read more at the source here: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-gov-ducey-held-covid-19-briefing-as-businesses-reopen-students-return-to-school

You can view a list of results for businesses that have applied to reopen here: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/list-arizona-businesses-that-have-been-approved-to-reopen