Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Outlines When Hair Salons, Dine-in Restaurants Can Reopen as Stay-at-Home Order Extended

Cosmetologists and barbers will be allowed to reopen for appointment-based services from May 8 in Arizona, with people still encouraged to keep social distancing.

State Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order on May 4 following "continued positive data trends" seen in the state. The order will also see restaurants and coffee shops resume dine-in services from May 11. Physical distancing measures will remain in place, with the governor's office releasing additional guidelines to keep customers and employees safe.

"Arizona continues to focus on protecting public health, supporting those in need and ensuring we're taking the necessary steps to return stronger," said Gov. Ducey. "Our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 are working—and Arizonans are still encouraged to limit time away from home.

"Arizona will continue to take a steady approach and work with the Arizona Department of Health Services as we breathe life back into our businesses and provide guidance on reopening. More to come."

Getty Images Glendale Arizona
Luke AFB's 56th Fighter Wing and the 944th Fighter Wing and Arizona National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing perform a valley flyover as Steve Beurelein holds an American flag on May 1, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The flyover honors healthcare workers, first responders, military members and other essential personnel who are working on the front lines to combat the coronavirus COVID-19. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

To date, Arizona has tested 85,253 people for the novel coronavirus. Of the confirmed cases, 362 people have died and 1,632 have recovered. In the U.S., which has the highest number of confirmed cases globally, 1,180,634 confirmed cases have been reported, with 68,934 deaths and 187,180 recoveries, as illustrated in the below graphics provided by Statista.

Statista State Confirmed covid19 cases
The graphic shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by U.S. State as of May 5, 2020.
covid19, coronavirus, statista,
A graph showing the countries with the most known cases of COVID-19. Statista

The executive order allows barbers and cosmetologists to resume operations from May 8, as long as they establish and implement safety protocols and best practices. This includes using face coverings for employees and customers, operating on an appointment-only basis and following protocols as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

From May 11, restaurants and coffee shops will be allowed to offer dine-in services, but also must establish and implement safety rules, including physical distancing policies. This could include limiting the number of diners allowed in a location.

In addition, Gov. Ducey issued an executive order requiring the expanded reporting of coronavirus-related information to residents, as well as their next of kin and guardians and prospective residents. This includes: reporting confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours, regular updates to next of kin and guardians and communicating information on confirmed cases to transferring residents and their next of kin and guardians when an application is made and before the transfer has been completed. Technical assistance will be provided by the ADHS.

All figures are attributed to Johns Hopkins University unless otherwise stated.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advice on Using Face Coverings to Slow Spread of COVID-19

  • CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • A simple cloth face covering can help slow the spread of the virus by those infected and by those who do not exhibit symptoms.
  • Cloth face coverings can be fashioned from household items. Guides are offered by the CDC. (
  • Cloth face coverings should be washed regularly. A washing machine will suffice.
  • Practice safe removal of face coverings by not touching eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash hands immediately after removing the covering.

World Health Organization advice for avoiding spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Hygiene advice

  • Clean hands frequently with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Wash hands after coughing or sneezing; when caring for the sick; before, during and after food preparation; before eating; after using the toilet; when hands are visibly dirty; and after handling animals or waste.
  • Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your hands, nose and mouth. Do not spit in public.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing. Discard the tissue immediately and clean your hands.

Medical advice

  • Avoid close contact with others if you have any symptoms.
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and runny nose, to avoid potential spread of the disease to medical facilities and other people.
  • If you develop serious symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) seek medical care early and contact local health authorities in advance.
  • Note any recent contact with others and travel details to provide to authorities who can trace and prevent spread of the disease.
  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 developments issued by health authorities and follow their guidance.

Mask and glove usage

  • Healthy individuals only need to wear a mask if taking care of a sick person.
  • Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
  • Masks are effective when used in combination with frequent hand cleaning.
  • Do not touch the mask while wearing it. Clean hands if you touch the mask.
  • Learn how to properly put on, remove and dispose of masks. Clean hands after disposing of the mask.
  • Do not reuse single-use masks.
  • Regularly washing bare hands is more effective against catching COVID-19 than wearing rubber gloves.
  • The COVID-19 virus can still be picked up on rubber gloves and transmitted by touching your face.