PHOENIX — Three major Arizona counties could meet state benchmarks for businesses to reopen after months of shutdowns.
The Arizona Department of Health Services says Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties are likely to qualify on Thursday.
One of those businesses set to reopen is the state’s movie theater chain Harkins.
We all know movie theaters can give us all a chance to escape reality for a couple of hours but as Harkins looks to cast a new script for reopening, but questions remain how will ADHS enforce safety guidelines and will COVID-19 cases continue to fall.
Harkins Theatres says all employees will wear masks and get daily wellness checks. Seating will be spread out for social distancing. Concessions will be streamlined with a reduced menu and touchpoints. Safety shields will be installed and enhanced cleaning throughout the theatre.
“The numbers right now in the state of Arizona are encouraging,” said