04/07/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/07/2020 15:56
PHOENIX - In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order to increase quarantine guidelines for out-of-state travelers entering Arizona. Under the Executive Order, anyone who travels to Arizona from an area with substantial community spread through any airport in the state must isolate or quarantine themselves upon arrival for 14 days.
On March 28, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory urging residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.
'Slowing the spread of COVID-19 remains our top priority,' said Governor Ducey. 'Today's action aligns with guidance from public health officials, while ensuring those traveling for essential functions can continue to do so. We will take all necessary precautions to keep Arizonans safe.'
The Executive Order takes effect tomorrow, April 7, and remains in effect throughout the state's Public Health Emergency. Under the order:
This order shall not apply to the following people: airline employees; military personnel; healthcare workers; human services personnel; workers conducting essential infrastructure operations; and workers providing essential governmental functions. However, these people should follow guidelines from the CDC to minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19, such as wearing non-surgical masks.
View the Executive Order on travel restrictions HERE.
View information on COVID-19, resources and volunteer opportunities at ArizonaTogether.org.