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Arizona Extends Stay-At-Home Order to May 15, But Retail Can Open Sooner

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By Associated Press

(AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 15, but he is partially ending his order that forced non-essential businesses to close.

He’s allowing some retail businesses to open next Monday, with more openings by the end of next week. He’s expecting restaurants to be allowed to partially reopen in about two weeks, but hasn’t yet made that official.

Ducey included golf courses and medical marijuana dispensaries on his list of businesses deemed as essential during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

The Republican governor says the spread of the coronavirus appears to have slowed in the state, but there’s no clear sign deaths and new cases are trending down.

The governor praised the public and business community for adhering to his stay-home and closure orders, saying they saved lives.

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