During this local emergency, the Mayor shall have the authority to impose all necessary regulations to preserve the peace and order in the City.
Said Mayor Weise: “In light of Maricopa County’s emergency declaration today to the coronavirus epidemic, Avondale is joining cities around the Valley to ensure that we’re following guidelines set by Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to protect the safety of our community and residents.”
As part of this 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.
- 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.
These emergency management measures will be in place for an undetermined period of time to reduce the severity of the local emergency, receive available aid, and to protect the health, safety, life and property in Avondale.
“We fully understand that these guidelines will impact the bottom line of many of our small businesses,” Mayor Weise said. “These actions are necessary to protect the public’s health and help curb the spread of disease in our community.”
Mayor Weise added: “The Avondale City Council understands the anxiety surrounding the uncertainty and challenges ahead. Our foremost priority is ensuring that the City is taking the necessary steps to protect the public’s health. Please know that we are all in this together, and that we will do our utmost to help our local businesses weather this crisis.