Residents and visitors planning to drop by city facilities or attend city-sponsored events through May 1 should plan to wear face coverings and socially distance.
On March 30, Mayor Thomas L. Schoaf issued a proclamation continuing coronavirus safety precautions put in place last year to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a respiratory illness that has killed more than 17,000 Arizonans to date.
Shortly after the proclamation was issued, City Manager Matthew Williams issued a press release stating:
“On March 25th, Executive Order 2021-06 issued by Governor Ducey, lifted face covering requirements throughout Arizona. Governor Ducey has recommended businesses follow COVID-19 precautions and recommendations provided by the CDC, DOL, OSHA and ADHS. This executive order also allows political subdivisions to place their own restrictions on city-owned facilities and city-sponsored events.”
The city will continue to support public health officials in practicing safe social distancing and the wearing of face coverings,” Mr. Williams stated.
“Under the governor’s order, businesses may institute and enforce face covering policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and retain the right to refuse service to those who do not comply with their policies,” the release stated. “All city of Litchfield Park facilities are requiring employees, residents and patrons to continue wearing a face covering within any city facility and at any city event through May 1, 2021.”
All previous restrictions set forth in Mayor Schoaf’s May 20, 2020, and June 19, 2020, proclamations have been removed.
As such, the city will no longer require use of face coverings or social distancing at businesses and other non-city-owned property within city limits, and the council will no longer be required to approve non-city events and gatherings of more than 50 people, per the governor’s order.
For more information on the changes, call City Hall at 623-935-5033.