Arizona is setting up plans to to ease its restrictions, allowing some retail stores to soon reopen for in-person business under social distancing guidelines. But Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is urging residents to “practice common sense safety.”
“You, very shortly, will be able to get your nails done here in Arizona. That’s not something I would do or advise my family to do."
While reiterating the safety precautions for the citizens of a key swing state in the election, Gallego encouraged people to “still stay home” if they can.
“We do know that as we reenter the economy, we will see more cases,” she said.
Responding to the news that President Trump will travel today to tour a Honeywell plant making N95 masks in Phoenix, she said, “I’m not sure that I would be traveling, but I do think it is important to celebrate the workers who are powering this economy.”
States may be reopening due to economic pressures but as residents receive conflicting messages from governments on going out versus staying in, the mayor said every individual knows best about their respective situation.
“I hope that people will err on the side of putting public health first but I understand that there’s enormous pressure on Americans right now.”