Hello Church,

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Arizona Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-18, entitled “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected,” requiring all Arizonans to limit their time away from their home or place of residence except:

  1. To conduct or participate in Essential Activities.

  2. For employment, to volunteer, or participate in Essential Functions.

  3. To utilize any services or product provided by Essential Businesses.

  4. Employment, if as a sole proprietor or family-owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home, and the business is not open to serve the public.

  5. No person shall be required to provide documentation or proof of their activities to justify their activities under this order. 

On April 20 the Governor relaxed the guidelines imposed in Executive Order 2020-18 in that there were exemptions allowed for elective surgeries.

On April 29 the Governor further relaxed those guidelines for retailers which are not classified as essential whose business involves the sale of goods. Effective May 4, they may operate and offer goods through delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive- through service, drive-up service, curbside delivery and by appointment.

Effective May 8 those retail businesses will be able to operate and offer goods for sale to customers in their stores provided they follow established protocols.

AS FOR OUR CHURCH, we are still operating under the guidelines of the original Executive Order prohibiting groups from gathering. Staff and church leaders will continue to monitor the situation and act in the best interest of the health and safety of our congregation.

 

If you would like to read the Executive Orders in full, click here: Executive Order


CDC GUIDELINES:

  1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.

  2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.

  3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.

  4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.

  5. If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.

  6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.

  7. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

  8. Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.

  9. If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.

  10. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.

  11. Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts - use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.

  12. Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.

  13. Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.

  14. Practice good hygiene:

  • Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.

  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.