Gyms and some bars across metro Phoenix and Tucson are now allowed to reopen as coronavirus transmission numbers in several Arizona counties dropped to the moderate level category that lets the businesses restart with capacity limits.
The state has set up a complaint form on its website for people to report businesses that don't follow the state restrictions.
To qualify, Maricopa and Pima counties fell from the substantial transmission levels category they reached earlier this month, when the Arizona Department of Health Services published its guidelines for business reopenings. Pinal County has so far failed to meet the metrics for reopening, even though Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said earlier this week that it was expected to see a decrease in cases.
Six of 15 Arizona counties remain in the higher category where gyms, bars, nightclubs and water parks can’t reopen without a state waiver.