PHOENIX — On the heels of Governor Doug Ducey's "stay-at-home" order, it was likely most people were going to react the same way they did to the initial state of emergency announcement.
Local residents like Tommy Hopt spend most days at the park and hope people can abide by the rules and recommendations without losing park privileges. He said from sunup to sundown, his group of guy friends loves their disc golf in the grassy park.
"I just played one round right now. Some of these guys have been out here longer than me but we're out here until the sun doesn't let us play anymore," Hopt said.
Hopt said after he lost his bartending job due to the temporary closures, he and his pals spend several hours outdoors.
"I think it's a serious issue, definitely but for us it's tough for us to not do what we want to do. I's perfect every day," he said.
Luckily for them, outdoor activities are not only allowed under the executive order, but encouraged – responsibly.
"The idea is we want people to stay home and to stay healthy, of course, and like I said, that means getting outside. You can be active, you just need to socially distance," Ducey said.
On the other side of the grocery aisle, people are packing carts and planning to comply with the new order.
"I think it's the best thing they can do right now, I think it's about time they did it," Emily and her mom, Joanna, said.
Emily and Joanna said this announcement is what's wise when it comes to conquering the coronavirus.
"We're spending a lot of time together, staying inside, only leaving to go to the stores," Joanna added.
While dozens of people stock up on supplies, others planning to stay active hope they won't have to compromise.
"I've been staying home as much as I can, but I mean, it's going to be hard not to come out and play disc golf at the parks," Hopt said.
The overall theme of the Governor's call to action is to quote: "Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected."