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 **COVID-19 Response**   The following official announcements have been made by the city in regards to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)   In an effort to minimize the visits to City Hall, please use our online services for paying your water bill  https://ubill.avondale.org/

Avondale is following guidance provided by the state Governor’s Executive Orders: https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders. Effective Sunday, June 21, 2020 the wearing of face coverings by employees and customers will be required in all city facilities,  retail establishments, convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, gyms, indoor sports or activity facilities, and medical offices. Additionally, these businesses will be required to post notice of these requirements at their entrances. (see more: COVID-19 Response)

 

COVID-19 Response

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(date updated 6/30/2020)

 Avondale COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Avondale is communicating with public health partners at the regional, state, and federal level to make sure we’re working together to provide the most accurate information to our community and to safeguard the health and safety of our residents.

Avondale is following guidance provided by the state Governor’s Executive Orders: https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders  (Most Recent Executive Order: issued June 29, 2020) Please also see city news release, June 29 2020. https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/2218/

Essential city services have not been impacted by the Governor’s Executive Order.  Avondale residents continue to receive seamless services in the areas of public safety, sanitation, water services, Zoom transit, recycling, streets, and code compliance, among many other services. Changes in services are provided in City of Avondale COVID Recovery Plan (.pdf) provided at the following link (Avondale COVID Recovery Plan). This document defines plans for opening our public facilities and services with guidelines. 

Face masks have also been made a requirement from the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, throughout Maricopa County as of June 20.  The Maricopa County regulations create consistent minimum mask-wearing requirements across all jurisdictions while allowing cities and towns to set their own policies and regulations related to face coverings. View the requirements listed at: https://www.maricopa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1449

Face Covering and Face Mask Requirements COVID_MaskSign Requirement Signage Avondale

Beginning June 21, 2020, masks are required for all visitors as they enter city facilities.  City Court under Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Administrative Order 2020-79, began requirements of masks for all that enter the building, on May 26, 2020.  All mask requirements will be in place until further notice. 

In a Proclamation by the Mayor issued June 18, 2020, effective Monday, June 21, the wearing of face coverings by employees and customers will be required in all retail establishments, convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, gyms, indoor sports or activity facilities, and medical offices. Additionally, these businesses will be required to post notice of this requirements at their entrances. 

Declaration of Emergency for Uses of Face Coverings 6.18.20

Given the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Maricopa County, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued an order on June 20 for all of Maricopa County requiring people to cover their nose and mouth in most public areas except for individuals or small groups in parks or for outdoor exercise when physical distancing can be maintained. The County order does apply to Avondale.

The Maricopa County regulations create consistent minimum mask-wearing requirements across all jurisdictions while allowing cities and towns to set their own policies and regulations related to face coverings. View the requirements listed at: https://www.maricopa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1449

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. In general, the more closely a person interacts with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Covering one’s nose and mouth with a Face Mask or Face Covering is a simple yet effective means to limit exposure and spread.

Per exceptions contained within the emergency proclamation, face coverings are not required for children under two, and those that per CDC guidance states should not wear face coverings due to health conditions.

Business requirement signage (.pdf) 

https://www.avondaleaz.gov//Home/ShowDocument?id=14638

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Face Covering/ Face Mask FAQ's

  • How will this requirement be enforced?
  • How long is this order effective?
  • How should businesses enforce mask requirements with customers?
  • How should businesses enforce mask requirements with customers?
  • What are requirements for my business?
  • Do I have to wear a face covering if I have had COVID-19 and recovered?
  • I work outside, do I need to wear a mask?
  • What about while eating or drinking at a restaurant or similar establishment?
  • Are face coverings required for outdoor exercise?
  • Are face coverings required for outdoor organized sports or activities?
  • Do people have to wear face coverings at the gym or other exercise facilities?
  • When are face coverings required?
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Reminder - Feel Sick, Stay Home

Just as we won’t allow employees to come to work when ill, we also would expect the same of visitors to public facilities.  Residents or visitors needing to do business with City of Avondale are requested to stay home if they are feeling ill. 

Support your local businesses

Ready to Serve https://avondaleedge.com/readytoserve 

Support your neighbors

https://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-family-services/family-services/community-donations 

Where to get tested:

If you are experiencing Covid Symptoms, contact your medical provider or a testing location convenient to you.  The following link provides you locations of testing locations statewide.  Policies and procedures for patient criteria, billing, and pre-registration requirements vary by site. https://1.azdhs.gov/3dG0fuE


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


Other Community Resources

Free meals program for youth, multiple distribution sites in Avondale, visit: https://www.azhealthzone.org/summerfood

Human service resources are available to you and your family at the Avondale Resource Center, for details, call 623-333-2703. 

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