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500 Arizona bars, gyms, movie theaters and others have applied to reopen early

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Aug 18, 2020

Hundreds of bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks in Arizona are applying to reopen even before Covid-19 conditions improve.

When Gov. Doug Ducey’s office and the Arizona Department of Health Services released guidelines last week on when these shuttered businesses could reopen, they also announced a process in which businesses could apply to open earlier depending on certain circumstances.

The Ducey administration was ordered by Judge Tim Thomason to create a path for gyms to reopen.

ADHS has received 500 online applications from businesses wanting to open earlier, a department spokesman confirmed Monday.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.