Arizona American Legion clubs are still able to open SAFELY

Governor Ducey’s announcement shows Arizona businesses what information the government is looking at for a signal to reopen so that businesses can watch for themselves when to open and how to do so with utmost safety in mind. He is talking about Bars among other businesses.

Arizona American Legion Posts, with canteens for Legion Family members, are considered by statute as RESTAURANTS in Arizona. (

Posts still need to follow state guidelines.

In the announcement of 8.10.2020; Bars were shown what the Governor will use to decide to open which can be found at:

In the meantime Posts should conduct their activities following the guidelines for Restaurants which are found at:

American Legion Posts are not Bars. We are private veteran clubs who operate canteens under Series 14 permits. Other restaurants are Series 12.

Leaders can see the data offered for other businesses at

You will see that on this date, 8.11.2020, Arizona counties are mostly above the threshold needed for safely reopening; referred to as “SUBSTANTIAL” hazard for public contracting disease.

Please use this dashboard for understanding and PLEASE, operate within rules for Arizona Restaurants for safer operations in order that case report numbers and hospitalizations will continue to decrease and our entire community of businesses can look forward to opening sooner.

Safe but Strong Everyone!


Department of Arizona American Legion Post Re-Opening May 11 Instruction

Please see here and attached instructions about planned Re-Opening for DINE-IN SERVICE authorized starting on May 11, 2020.

1. This information is for those Posts who can safely resume their former dining activity.

2. Attached are;

a. One page guidance for restaurant reopening.

b. Arizona Executive Order #34

c. Department of Liquor License Control (DLLC) Reopening Instructions

d. Arizona Executive Order #18

3. This supersedes previous guidelines shared by The American Legion, Department of Arizona using older interpretations and instruction as then provided by authorities.

4. Please read and consider everything from evolving government resources on the web. See more information at;






i. Governor’s EO#34

5. ATTENTION PLEASE: The attached instruction from the Department of Liquor License Control demonstrates that all licensee types are included which means American Legion Post food service as well, WHILE safety enhanced dine-in service is being conducted. Therefore, there must be dining during the hours of service especially if the Club canteen/bar/lounge is supporting such dining.

6. American Legion Posts are an essential community effort. The current community work that the Post is doing regarding Veterans, Military, Child welfare and Youth Mentoring should continue regardless of whether other Post Operations are suspended or temporarily affected.



DLLC notice Restaurant Reopen instruction.pdf

eo_2020-18_stay_home_stay_healthy_stay_connected_1.0_0 (1).pdf

COVID-19 Updates

Daily Updates

Arizona Governor Ducey’s updated announcement and Executive Order

Other information:

If you have a restaurant in your operation, this of course, so far, can operate for take out or delivery as able. Read the executive order to review other exemptions for alcohol saws with food purchases.

Please comply as directed by your city leaders as good corporate citizens.

Department of Arizona leaders are cautiously optimistic that we will be over the emergency in a matter of weeks, but it is possible that the cities, county, state, or Federal authorities will further prohibit groups and events from gathering, and of course in accordance with our Nationally issued Charters we should comply.

Remember, administration of and by the post must still occur, or direct your members to renew online. Check on the vulnerable members of your post.

Stand ready as might be able to help as a location for emergency services responders. See more at

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

While there still are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Legion Family members, we should continue to take this situation seriously. Updates will continue to be posted via

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be out of the office with possible limited access to email due to assisting with the closures. My direct line is 602-264-7706 x103. I will respond to you as soon as I am able with information as it becomes available.

Remember more information can be found at;



Angel Juarez

State Adjutant

Arizona American Legion

(602) 264-7706 Fax (602) 264-0029

“Ora et labora et lege; Deus adest sine mora”. (Pray and work and read, God is there without delay)

How can you be connected? Call | Match | Learn

24/7 Support Line: 1-866-4AZ-VETS

Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

From the Department of Arizona!

We hope you all have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!



Kenneth Queen
Department of Arizona
The American Legion

National virtual career fair – 11/24

Quick reminder, the National Virtual Career For for Veterans is only days away!

What: National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans
Where: From anywhere that you have an internet connection
When: Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
Registration Link:

This free to attend event for your military community is designed to provide real-time engagement and one-on-one interactions with company representatives in a virtual setting. Employers will be looking to fill positions in not only the local area but also across the region, as well as some with opportunities across the nation.

If hyperlinks are removed, please copy and paste into your browser.
Additional Resources:

  • Job board hosting 200,000+ active opportunities:
  • Military/ Veteran Employment Resource Center:
  • Military Spouse Employment Resource Center:

Please help us spread the word about this event and available resources!

RecruitMilitary – Employment Services Team
Jen Hadac | Director – Military & Spouse Career Resources | jhadac
Rob Mulvihill | Director – Partner & Military Relations |robert.mulvihill

Veteran Career Search Resource Center |
Military Spouse Resource Center |

1545 Crossways Blvd. Suite 200
Chesapeake, VA 23320

From a Legion neighbor today

Heads up folks!
I just received a call on my (rarely used) landline claiming that I would have my power shut off within 45 minutes for non payment of my bill. I was instructed to press a key to settle my account.

This is a scam call! I hung up, as should everyone. Hang up, and (if necessary) settle your account the way you normally would, or call APS to arrange assistance.

During this pandemic, APS is NOT cutting services, or charging late fees for delinquent accounts. I called APS to report/confirm that this was a scam call and the representative confirmed it was a scam that they’re aware of.

Stay safe, keep a level head. Don’t give into intimidating callers trying to invoke a reactive response and steal your money and identity.