| Arizona Republic
Some Arizona counties likely will return to the category of “substantial spread” of COVID-19, but officials want to avoid another shutdown, the state’s governor and health director said Thursday.
Under the state’s guidelines, that level of virus spread could trigger restrictions on businesses, but Gov. Doug Ducey said that wouldn’t happen barring a dramatic increase.
State data shows at least two counties surpassed the state’s ‘moderate’ benchmark of cases per 100,000 individuals for business reopening for one week — Pima and Coconino.
On the state’s business operations dashboard, having more than 100 cases per 100,000 people for two consecutive weeks constitutes ‘substantial’ spread.
“So, we’re starting to ...Read More