A 32nd case of COVID-19 was reported in Santa Cruz County. The recent case appears to be a result of community spread. This is the first new active case identified in the past five days in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz County also reported an increase in recoveries from COVID-19. 25 of the 32 cases have recovered from the virus, which leaves 7 active cases in the county. As the recent case appears to be community spread, continued social distancing, proper hygiene, and wearing a cloth mask are still encouraged.
Governor Ducey extended his stay-at-home order until May 15th. In a press conference, the Governor detailed a gradual plan to reopen the Arizona economy. The Governor strongly cautioned small business owners against opening their business in violation of the stay-at-home order. The Governor’s order is enforceable by law and violations may result in jail time and or fines. The Governor detailed a plan to reopen segments of small businesses beginning May 4th and expanding on May 8th. In addition, the Governor is working with the Arizona Restaurant Association and CDC to work towards reopening dine-in restaurants in May, possibly by May 12th. As segments of the economy are reopened, the City of Nogales will continue to inform local businesses and direct local business owners to applicable resources.