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COVID-19 in Az: Judge refuses to block Ducey order closing gyms

A Maricopa County judge on Tuesday refused to block Gov. Doug Ducey’s order closing gyms across the state, ruling that Mountainside Fitness could not show that the abrupt shutdown order violated the law.... Read more»

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Jul 8, 2020, 7:15 pm
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Force the judge’s loved ones to sit in a busy gym breathing the air until they carefully reconsider the meaning of their duty to the public.

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Jul 8, 2020, 7:22 pm
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It’s regrettable the businesses that have high levels of risk of transmission (such as places like gyms, where people are exerting their respiratory systems heavily) cannot operate safely right now. The irony is that if everyone had carefully practiced social distancing with strong leadership and legal incentives to do the right thing, the first wave of this pandemic could have been completely contained in Arizona before now. What a made abdication of duty. The fact that it takes a legal fight to get the government to marginally function one more step one more day is proof positive that the Arizona state government is now in a failed state.

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Jul 8, 2020, 7:34 pm
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Whoops, read twice write once. The judge wasn’t block the closure of the gym, the judge was declining to interfere with the order Ducey issued long after he had done his damage.

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Arizona gyms lost their legal challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey’s June 29 order that mandated they close for a month, one of several steps the governor took to reimpose restrictions to check the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.

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