Bulletin: March 30, 2020 6pm MST – State of Arizona Executive Order


Federal, State and Local authorities have taken several actions in the response to COVID-19. Silent-Aire manufactures essential global, national and local critical infrastructure for Information Technology, cloud computing services, mission critical business infrastructure, web-based services, thereby defining Silent-Aire as an Essential Service.  Silent-Aire must follow the guidance from authorities and continue to provide products and services as per direction from the Government including the following Executive Order issued March 30th.  Please read the attached Executive Order.  We have highlighted sections that apply to Silent-Aire

Governor Douglas A. Ducey State of Arizona
Executive Order 20-18:
Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected
Physical Distancing to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission

WHEREAS, essential services were identified in Executive Order 2020-12 as those specifically necessary to promote the public health, safety and welfare of the state or assist others in fulfilling such functions; and

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 the State, including but not limited to A.R.S. 26-303 and after consultation with the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, do hereby order, effective at 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2020:

Section 2.            Under this policy, all individuals in the State of Arizona shall limit their time away from their place of residence or property, except:

a.            To conduct or participate in Essential Activities.

b.            For employment, to volunteer or participate in Essential Functions.

c.            To utilize any services or products provided by Essential Businesses.

d.            Employment, if as a sole proprietor or family owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public.

e.            No person shall be required to provide documentation or proof of their activities to justify their activities under this order.

Section 6.            All persons may leave their place of residence only for Essential Activities, to participate in or receive Essential Governmental Functions, or to participate in or fulfill Essential Functions outlined in Executive Order 2020-12.

Section 7.            Individuals shall limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary to obtain or conduct Essential Activities or attend work in an Essential Function. While using public transportation, riders shall maintain to the extent possible recommended physical distancing of at least six feet from other riders and the operator.

11.         Businesses and entities that remain open shall implement rules and procedures that facilitate physical distancing and spacing of individuals of at least six feet.

a.            All businesses that are classified as Essential Functions may remain open and maintain operations, but shall establish and implement social distancing and sanitation measures established by the United States Department of Labor or the Arizona Department of Health Services.

b.            Essential Functions conducted by governmental entities shall remain open. Government leaders may adjust operations to promote physical distancing, including but not limited to offering on-line services as feasible, limiting the number of persons in a physical space or limiting access to specific facilities or areas to protect from the spread of COVID-19.

c.            Employment in Essential Businesses and Operations means an essential employee performing work for an Essential Function as identified in the “Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services” Executive Order list.

Please also review the following Executive Order from March 25, 2020.

Governor Douglas A. Ducey State of Arizona
Executive Order 20-12:
Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services

WHEREAS, while officials work to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is also necessary to ensure that essential services continue to be provided and are available to the population to ensure the health, safety and welfare of every person; and

WHEREAS, action is necessary in order to ensure continuity of operations throughout the State that support the efforts to prevent and respond to COVID-19

Section 3… the following includes categories of essential functions and shall include but not be limited to:

Section 4…. internet, video and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure communications and web-based services). Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined….

Section 5…Essential Businesses and operations: includes but is not limited to Healthcare and Public Health Operations, Human Services Operations, Essential Governmental Functions and Essential Infrastructure Operations as well as the following:

Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations: Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply other Essential Businesses and Operations with the support or materials necessary to operate, including computers, audio and video electronics, household appliances; IT and telecommunication equipment

As Silent-Aire is providing Essential products it is imperative that we all remain diligent on our daily habits including: Social Distancing, increased handwashing, and staying home and away from others if you are sick.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Silent-Aire representative.