Gov. Ducey extends eviction moratorium through Oct. 31, urges residents to stay the course

Gov. Doug Ducey announced at a press conference July 16 that the state will extend its eviction moratorium until Oct. 31; he also encouraged Arizonans to continue to wear a mask and stay home to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Gov. Doug Ducey announced at a press conference July 16 that the state will extend its eviction moratorium until Oct. 31; he also encouraged Arizonans to continue to wear a mask and stay home to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

Gov. Doug Ducey announced at a press conference July 16 that the state will extend its eviction moratorium until Oct. 31; he also encouraged Arizonans to continue to wear a mask and stay home to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

Gov. Doug Ducey announced at a press conference July 16 that the state will extend its eviction moratorium until Oct. 31; he also encouraged Arizonans to continue to wear a mask and stay home to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Ducey further said that next week, he and Superintendent of Public of Instruction Kathy Hoffman would announce guidance for schools as reopening draws nearer. Ducey previously announced that the school year for Arizona schools would not begin in person until Aug. 17.

"You are safer at home. This virus is widespread in our state and in our country," Ducey said. "People have been listening to this message, and it has been making a difference."

Ducey said that the number of new COVID-19 cases day-to-day has been decreasing, a trend that began to spike in June.

"Today, we see the first evidence of the trend heading in the right direction—the trend of fewer cases," Ducey said.


The state had 134, 613 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 3,259 from the previous day—and 58 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 2,492 as of July 16, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The governor last took action July 9, when he issued an executive order limiting dine-in capacity to less than 50% and announced a new push to increase testing and the turnaround process of results.

Ducey said July 16 that staying home and wearing a mask when one goes out are the keys to lightening the burden on health care workers and slowing the spread.

"It's our new normal for the foreseeable future," Ducey said. "I really want to ask people to get their heads around that. This is going to be a challenge that will continue going forward."



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