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Governor Ducey Says He'll Reopen Arizona's Economy 'When It's Safe'

(Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

Governor Doug Ducey says he’s beginning discussions about how to ease up on the social distancing requirements that have left businesses closed and a record number of workers jobless.

But Ducey said Tuesday nobody should expect the economy to turn back on as quickly as it came grinding to a halt in an effort to control the spread of the Coronavirus.

Ducey said his current stay-at-home order is in effect through April 30, and it’s an “aspirational” goal to ease restrictions on businesses after that. But he said he’d extend or revise his orders if necessary.

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