Phoenix Municipal Court to Require the Wearing of Masks

Phoenix Municipal Court

To provide guidance and direction in transitioning all Arizona courts back to full operations from the COVID-19 public health emergency declared in March 2020 by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Supreme Court, the governing authority of all Arizona courts, has issued Administrative Order 2020-079.  The order directs all Arizona courts to implement plans to prevent all, … [More]

Online Toolkit Helps Ensure Businesses Are Hygiene Ready upon Re-Opening


GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific and a leading provider of advanced dispensing solutions for commercial facilities, has launched Hygiene Ready, a robust online resource designed to help restaurants, retailers, arenas, commercial and industrial facilities, and other businesses safely re-open amidst COVID-19 and restore employee and consumer confidence shaken by the … [More]

Ride Share Co. Introduces New Safety Measures


For more than two months, Uber has been urging riders to stay home, for their safety and the safety of drivers who continue to make essential trips. Now, as cities begin to reopen and people start moving again, Uber is proceeding with caution and safety top of mind. We will all have a role to play to help each other stay healthy when traveling. It’s important to us that … [More]

Local Groups Band Together to Produce Restaurant Reopening Guide

AWE Collective

Eateries across the state are starting to reopen their doors today, and while many have approached this moment with great anticipation, others remain concerned about retooling their practices, maintaining a safe environment and otherwise prioritizing public safety. That’s why full-service agency AWE Collective, KIND Hospitality and Local First Arizona have joined forces to … [More]

Stay at Home Order Ends May 15, Replaced with New Priorities

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Stay at Home order in Arizona will be ending on May 15 and replaced by new guidance for the next stage of economic recovery. The new guidance aligns with gating criteria issued by the White House and Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aims to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 resurgence, protect vulnerable populations, and guide the reopening of businesses … [More]

Goodwill is First in U.S. to Become Certified by New Standards Program for Business

Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona

Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona has become the first company in the USA to become HealthyVerify Certified. HealthyVerify helps businesses and workplaces develop best practices for health safety and addressing employee and customer concerns about the Coronavirus. Experts from HealthyVerify will visit and tour businesses, help them train employees and then certify … [More]

PPE for Offices as Group Helps Companies Prepare for Return to the Workplace

Top Value PPE

Top Value PPE announced today that it is launching its e-commerce website at to supply masks and other PPE to businesses of all sizes across the country to help them provide an additional level of protection to their employees as they return to the workplace. Top Value PPE aims to supply commercial customers with top quality products at the best possible … [More]

Top Restaurants Enhance Stringent Safety, Require Reservations upon Reopening

Rick McCartney

Dominick’s Steakhouse, Steak 44 and Ocean 44 are thrilled to safely and warmly welcome the return of staff and guests into all of its dining rooms starting on Monday, May 11th at 4PM. For the comfort and enjoyment of guests, the Valley’s favorite family of steak and seafood restaurants have enhanced their existing stringent safety and sanitation protocols. Including … [More]

Updated Guidance for Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Barbers and Cosmetologists

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Following continued positive data trends, Governor Doug Ducey today announced the next steps Arizona will take to gradually reenergize the economy. The Governor issued an Executive Order allowing cosmetologists and barber shops to resume appointment-based services this Friday, May 8 and restaurants and coffee shops to resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures on … [More]

Hotel & Lodging: New Expanded Cleaning & Safety Standards Developed

American Hotel & Lodging Association

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today introduced Safe Stay, an industry-wide, enhanced standard of health and safety protocols designed to prepare America’s hotels to safely welcome back guests and employees as the economy reopens. Safe Stay represents the top priority for the industry, the health and safety of guests and employees. The standards of Safe … [More]