Breaking: Arizona gov orders bars, theaters, gyms to close tonight for a month

His forthcoming executive order, which also will cover water parks and tubing, is expected to take effect at 8 p.m. It will not affect churches or restaurants.

“I think we saw the photos and videos of some of the things that were happening around our state this weekend (at bars and clubs), and the result of that (type of activity) has been an increase in the spread,” the Republican leader said at an afternoon briefing.

“With this targeted approach, we know that we can pump the brakes.”

Ducey said the state’s “aspirational goal” was to have the COVID-19 situation sufficiently under control to allow those establishments to reopen in 30 days.