PHOENIX — Arizona is laying the groundwork to eventually reopen the state's economy with help from the business community.
Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday he has reached out to the state's business and tourism communities for ideas that can be implemented in a plan that eventually would allow commerce in the state to continue following what will be weeks of stay-at-home orders.
Ducey said the plan that eventually emerges will continue to rely on state and federal health officials' guidelines, including those outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ.
“I am confident that everything we have done as a state to combat this virus will provide us the opportunity to safely approach economic recovery in the coming weeks," Ducey wrote to business executives.