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)

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

Declaration of State of Emergency *Imposition of Curfew*

Declaration of State of Emergency

*Imposition of Curfew*

WHEREAS, lawful assemblies are the lifeblood of our democracy based in the constitutional rights that we all hold so dear; and

WHEREAS, in the past week, individuals have engaged in legal and peaceful protests throughout the nation and world; and

WHEREAS, certain persons have engaged in riots resulting in assaults, vandalism, violence and criminal damage; and

WHEREAS, the violent civil disturbances and riots have continued and grown nationally and in Arizona, endangering additional lives and property; and

WHEREAS, on May 28, 2020, a protest was held in downtown Phoenix, however, after ending, a number of those attending did not disburse and began to cause a civil disturbance and riot causing damage to police vehicles with officers in them, vandalizing government buildings and throwing rocks and other items at police; and

WHEREAS, on May 29, 2020, following a peaceful vigil, some participants again headed to downtown Phoenix where their demonstration escalated resulting in additional vandalization and damage to government and private business buildings, fireworks being launched toward police, streets being blocked and reporters being assaulted; and

WHEREAS, on May 29, 2020, the downtown area of the City of Tucson was also vandalized by persons who burned dumpsters, blocked streets and destroyed property; and

WHEREAS, on May 30, 2020, protests continued in downtown Phoenix and downtown Tucson resulting in additional damage to property, and looting occurred in downtown Scottsdale at multiple businesses in the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and the surrounding area; and

WHEREAS, the level of disturbances and danger to persons and property has continued to increase with information suggesting that civil disturbances will expand to other areas of the State; and

WHEREAS, to date, as this violence spreads, it is necessary to have a statewide response to maximize the resources of law enforcement and other government support services to ensure the safety of persons and property; and

WHEREAS, the State understands its obligations to permit expressive activity subject to reasonable time, place and manner restrictions necessitated by the existing public safety concerns for citizens, public safety employees and protestors; and

WHEREAS, one of the primary purposes of government is to protect its citizens, maintain order and balance the rights of all individuals; and

WHEREAS, due to these conditions, and pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) § 26-301, “conditions of…extreme peril to the safety of persons or property within the state caused by…riot…or other causes…which are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of any single county, city or town, and which require the combined efforts of the state and the political subdivision” exist to support a declaration of emergency; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to A.R.S. § 26-303(D), these circumstances necessitate a declaration of emergency.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of this State, including but not limited to, A.R.S. 26-303, hereby order as follows:

  1. Declare that a State of Emergency exists in Arizona due to riots, effective Sunday, May 31, 2020 and continuing.

  2. As part of the State of Emergency, a limited curfew is imposed for the entire State beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

  3. The curfew will be in place from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and shall expire on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. unless further extended.

    1. During the hours of curfew, all persons are prohibited from using, standing, sitting, traveling or being present on any public street or in any public place, including for the purpose of travel, with the following exemptions:

      1. All law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics or other medical personnel, National Guard, as well as any other emergency response personnel authorized by the State of Arizona, and credentialed members of the media.

      2. Individuals traveling directly to and from work; attending religious services; commercial trucking and delivery services; obtaining food; caring for a family member, friend, or animal; patronizing or operating private businesses; seeking medical care or fleeing dangerous circumstances; and travel for any of the above services.

    2. For purposes of this order, “travel” includes, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit, or any other mode of transporting a person from one location to another.

    3. For purposes of this order, “public place” means any place, whether on privately or publicly owned property, accessible to the general public, including but not limited to public streets and roads, alleys, highways, driveways, sidewalks, parks, vacant lots, and unsupervised property.

    4. For purposes of this order, “exempt care” means necessary medical services for an individual’s self or family member.

    5. Violation of this order is a Class 1 misdemeanor pursuant to A.R.S. § 26-317 and is punishable by up to six (6) months in jail and a fine of $2500 in addition to any other violation under Title 13.

  4. Direct that the State of Arizona Emergency Response and Recovery Plan be used, and the Division of Emergency Management to be engaged, as necessary or requested, to assist in managing the emergency.

  5. Authorize the Adjutant General to mobilize and call to activate all or such part of the Arizona National Guard as is determined necessary to assist in the protection of life and property throughout the State.

  6. Direct that the sum of $200,000 from the General Fund be made available to the Director of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management to be expended in accordance with A.R.S. § 35-192, A.A.C. R8-2-301 to 321, and Executive Order 79-4.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona.


DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this thirty-first day of May in the year Two Thousand and Twenty and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Forty-Fourth.


Secretary of State


Gov. Ducey: Statewide emergency declared; curfew to take effect at 8:00 p.m.

Further details are being sought. Exceptions aren’t shared yet so I don’t know if work schedules will be exceptions. Post leaders should consider their operations in service to their members.

Arizona will be under a curfew, starting at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, according to Governor Ducey.

Green Valley Memorial Day

From: Dan Cady

Date: May 28, 2020 at 8:20:44 PM MST
To: Angel Juarez <>
Subject: Memorial Day

 Invited leadership of Post 66 to join me in reading the names of our members that died since Memorial Day 2019. Rang a ships bell after each name was read.

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