Gov. Ducey eases restrictions on elective surgeries and long-term care facilities

Gov. Ducey eases restrictions on elective surgeries and long-term care facilities
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Last year during the beginning months of the pandemic, Arizona Governor Ducey issued executive orders that temporarily halted and/or restricted non-essential and elective surgeries, and limited patient visitations at long-term care facilities.

Today, the governor rescinded the three executive orders made last year that caused these restrictions and issued the following statement.

“With nearly three and a half million vaccine doses administered across Arizona, we’re on track to fighting off the pandemic and returning to normal,” said Governor Ducey. “At the beginning of the pandemic, we took necessary measures to protect vulnerable populations and all Arizonans. Now the vaccine is out far and wide, and we have much better knowledge of the virus than we did before. I’m grateful to the hospitals, medical professionals and long-term care facilities that prioritized Arizonans’ safety, and I’m looking forward to scaling back on measures that are no longer needed.”

The rescinded orders were Executive Order 2020-10, Executive Order 2020-22 and Executive Order 2020-32.

A copy of today’s release by the governor can be found below.

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