Games, karaoke allowed once again
in Arizona bars after ban
The Arizona Department of Health Services is loosening its rules, allowing bars to offer games and karaoke during the COVID-19 pandemic, two things not allowed previously when reopening.
It’s another step in helping these establishments stay afloat as some businesses use games and karaoke to attract most customers.
The change goes into effect immediately (as of 22 October).
One restriction still in place: Dancing. Billiards, darts and karaoke are back on the table again, including axe throwing. The games are back on but with several restrictions such as social distancing and with fewer players. Those singing must keep their masks on.
We are OPEN!!!
In the past few weeks, there have been 3 anonymous and 1 in-person complaint about things happening at the post. In order to keep the post open (and protect our liquor license), the officers, employees and volunteers of Post 62 are still working to ensure the post can remain open. This means you should be prepared for the following changes:
- Masks and/or face shields will be worn by all employees, volunteers, members and guests. Most everyone already has masks for everyday items like grocery shopping, medical visits, etc. ADA doesn't give you a blanket exemption in cases in which health or safety could be compromised by a “direct threat.” A direct threat is “a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies.” By not wearing a mask, you could be that direct threat simply by being asymptomatic (and not knowing it). NOTE: For people who think that wearing a face mask made of mesh, crochet (yarn) or lace will bypass the intent of wearing a mask or shield; you won't be allowed in.
- Once you are seated, you may remove masks or shields while actively eating or drinking. You can't get up go to the bathroom without placing your mask/shield back on. These temporary rules also prohibit standing and mingling (no loitering, so to speak...)
- A change to the seating layout. There is NO no open seating. Like a restaurant, someone from the post will escort you to a table or bar top.
- A temporary establishment of opening and closing times (10 am to 8 pm Monday through Sunday).
- The suspension of the following activities: Dancing.
Please note that we have to comply with the Arizona Deparment of Health Services. It doesn't matter that other similar places aren't doing this (they probably didn't have any anonymous complaints). The officers are tasked with keeping this post open - all we need is you to bring this place ALIVE.
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