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(updated 3/30/2020)

Avondale Takes Steps to Comply with Governor’s Executive Order  

 

In response to Governor Doug Ducey’s March 30 “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order, the City of Avondale announced that effective Tuesday, March 31, access to the City Hall building and other facilities will be further restricted to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus to employees and the public.

 

“It is our responsibility to prioritize the health of Avondale’s residents and employees to help flatten the curve and contain the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus,” said Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise.

City Hall, located at 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, will be closed to the public. The City is directing the public to find the services they need online by visiting www.avondaleaz.gov. Those unable to pay their water bill or make other payments online or over the phone, may go to the lobby of the Avondale Police Department, located at 11485 W. Civic Center Drive, to make payments.

 

For services related to the Development and Engineering Services Department, please visit the department's webpage.

 

Avondale Public Libraries will remain closed; the library will also suspend its curbside borrowing service.

 

In an effort to help limit opportunities to gather, Avondale will be closing the following amenities at all public parks beginning at 6 AM this Wednesday, April 1st:

  • Playgrounds
  • Festival Fields Skate Park
  • Dog parks
  • Baseball/softball fields
  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Pickleball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Drinking fountains
  • Events and group activities will continue to be restricted at park ramadas

 

Avondale Police and Park Rangers will be enforcing these restrictions.  All open spaces, trails, walking paths and restrooms will be open for public use from 6 AM to 7 PM. Please note the reduced operating hours.  Social and physical distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC still apply in these areas.

Essential services will not be impacted by the Governor’s Executive Order.  Avondale residents should not experience changes to regular services such as sanitation, recycling, streets, and code compliance.

Stay tuned to this page for the latest COVID-19 updates in Avondale. For the Governor’s Executive Order, please see https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2020-18_stay_home_stay_healthy_stay_connected_1.0.pdf

 


The City of Avondale continues to monitor and respond to the developing COVID-19 situation. We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date information to address public health concerns of our residents, customers and employees.

 “The City of Avondale’s priority is to protect the community while continuing to deliver essential services. We are all part of the Avondale family, and we will get through this together."  -- Kenn Weise, Mayor of Avondale

 

Avondale City Hall

Avondale City Hall is closed. Residents are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling ill and to use online services when possible.

Passports  Currently suspending passport processing services at this time.

Avondale Public Libraries
Library locations are closed.  Programs and activities are suspended for the time being. Patrons are encouraged to use online services.   https://www.avondalelibrary.org

Avondale Area Parks & Recreation
City parks are currently OPEN. Parks & Recreation has suspended reservations for parks/fields, and ramadas.

Avondale Police and Park Rangers will be enforcing these restrictions.  All open spaces, trails, walking paths and restrooms will be open for public use from 6 AM to 7 PM. Please note the reduced operating hours.  Social and physical distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC still apply in these areas.

  • Youth & Adult Sports: Competitive and recreational leagues are canceled.
  • Special Interest Classes: Dance, fitness, music, martial arts and other classes are canceled.

City Facilities

City facility/meeting room rentals are currently suspended

American Sports Centers (ASC) Avondale: ASC Avondale, which operates at the city-owned Randall McDaniel Sports Complex, has suspended all programs, leagues and games until further notice. http://www.ascavondale.com

Avondale Senior Center
Senior Programs has temporarily suspended activities and transportation at the Avondale Senior Center until further notice. 

  • Home Delivered Meal Program will continue. Participants who rely on the congregate meal program (lunch at the senior center), can pick up a nutritious Brown Bag meal from 11:30am to 12:30 pm on weekdays from the Senior Center, located at 1007 S. Third Street.
  • If participants who normally receive transportation services from our Senior Center are unable to attend during lunch service, accommodations will be made to deliver meals. Weekly Mobile Food Pantry will remain in effect. For questions regarding the Senior Center, call 623.333.2705.

Events
All special events through early May, are canceled, including:

  • KidFest (4/11)
  • Movie in the Park (4/24)
  • Avondale Fiesta (5/2)

Avondale Area Schools
Statewide closure of all Arizona schools. Please check with your school district website for updates: Guidance to Schools on COVID-19 - https://www.azed.gov/

FREE MEALS (ages birth-18) -check your local school webpage for times and locations available for breakfast and lunch, or visit the following link  Grab & Go Meals

Emergency Declaration

The City of Avondale is adhering to recommendations set by public health agencies for dining establishments in areas of known community spread to discourage dine-in traffic, and instead provide curbside pickup, delivery or drive-through service.  Please see the letter to business owners. (PDF)

  • Effective immediately, all restaurants and bar operators are directed to adhere to Arizona Department of Health recommendations as they pertain to dining establishments https://azdhs.gov/
  • The dining establishment must have an active sanitation cleaning program in place to clean after every patron leaves the establishment. 


The public is advised to seek information regarding COVID-19 from official channels, including the following:

Arizona Department of Health Services

· Coronavirus, www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

· Covid-19 FAQs, www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-faqs

Maricopa County

· Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019

· "What Can I Do" www.maricopa.gov/5489/What-Can-I-Do

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coronavirus Disease 2019, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline available. The statewide hotline offers an entry point to field COVID-19 questions and concerns from Arizona residents. The line will respond to calls in English and Spanish from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona. https://bit.ly/2UbHo3m

https://azgovernor.gov/

https://arizonatogether.org/

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