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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Mayor Ernie Bunch rescinds Town’s Emergency Proclamation



Press Release

Date: May 11, 2020

Mayor Ernie Bunch rescinds Town’s Emergency Proclamation

CAVE CREEK – Mayor Ernie Bunch announced at the May 04, 2020, Regular Town Council Meeting that he is officially rescinding the Town’s Emergency Proclamation effective immediately.

“The Governor announced today that he has slowly begun to open the State back up. We are withdrawing the proclamation and no longer looking at anything other than what the Governor is doing,” said Mayor Ernie Bunch at the May 04, Town Council Meeting.

Mayor Bunch instituted the Proclamation declaring an emergency in the Town due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 18. That was followed by Governor’s Doug Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-09 on March 19, which limited or temporarily closed restaurants, venues, libraries, museums, gyms, salons and other businesses to reduce the spread of the virus statewide.

Cave Creek’s emergency proclamation was extended on April 6, by the Mayor, allowing it to remain effective until the Governor’s Executive Order expired. The extension was complementary to the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Executive Order 2020-18 that promoted increased physical distancing and limited the movements of Arizonans not engaged in “essential activities.”

Although the Cave Creek’s Emergency Proclamation has been rescinded, the Town will continue to follow the orders and guidance that Governor Ducey’s Office is providing during the state’s gradual reopening of the economy through Executive Order 2020-34. View Governor Ducey’s press conference announcing the gradual reopening of Arizona’s economy.

“Physical distancing is making a difference. We’re slowing the spread. The last thing we want to do now is undo these gains. Arizona is eager to reenergize our economy, and we will continue to take a gradual, step-by-step approach that’s guided by data and public health,” said Governor Ducey.

  • May 4, 2020: Retail businesses can resume partial operations, including curbside delivery (GUIDANCE).
  • Friday, May 8, 2020: Retail Businesses can resume partial in-person operations (GUIDANCE)
  • Friday, May 8, 2020: Cosmetologists and barber shops can resume appointment-based services (GUIDANCE)
  • Monday, May 11, 2020: Restaurants and coffee shops can resume dine-in services, with safety measures (GUIDANCE)


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