By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror
In April, Arizonans couldn’t legally drink at a bar because of Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive action aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, but that didn’t mean they couldn’t still attend a number of large events with temporary liquor licenses from the state.
And despite Ducey’s recent ban on new licenses, as well gatherings of more than 50 people, there are still plenty of big events on the calendar for the remainder of the year, which the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control has no plans to cancel.
On June 29, Ducey announced a statewide ban on special events of more than 50 people, though with a caveat that local government entities would still be permitted to approve them if physical distancing protocols and other safety precautions were in place.