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Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Response In Gila Bend

While the State of Arizona is still classified by the Department of Health Services (ADHS) as "low with heightened areas of risk", and the level of community spread of COVID-19 is "minimal", the Town of Gila Bend is taking precautions to protect the health and safety of its residents and visitors.


Effective immediately, the following closures, cancellations, and postponements are occurring:


Closures:

March 16, 2020    Voting location at Town Hall is closed, but will be open tomorrow, March 17, 2020.


March 16, 2020 - 

March 27, 2020    All public schools will be closed.


March 16, 2020    The Gila Bend Library will be closed until further notice.


Gila Bend Community Center:

Given the vulnerability of our Senior residents, the Community Center hours have been reduced to 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM. Lunch will be served. No other programs or activities will occur until further notice. Our Senior Center Coordinator, Erika Amezcua, is reaching out to our Seniors directly.


Gila Bend Family Resource Center:

This facility will remain open in order to provide assistance to residents, however, all programs and activities have been cancelled until further notice.


Gila Bend Recreation has cancelled all youth sports and practices, and all Town events have been postponed until further notice. Town Hall will remain open during regular business hours.


The current Public Health recommendations for Arizona are 1) Cancel or postpone any gatherings that involve 50 or more people (birthdays, weddings, conferences, classes, etc.), 2) Increase hand hygiene (wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds), 3) Stay home when sick, and 4) Telework if possible or other alternatives when available. In addition, the Arizona Department of Health Services recommends that you practice the following actions: 1) Washing hands - if soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, it is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. 2) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, 3) avoid close contact with people who are sick, 4) cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve, not your hands, and 5) clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Please practice social distancing.

For the most up-to-date information on the outbreak, please use the CDC’s COVID-19 website.


The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is available to take COVID-19 calls from Arizona providers and the general public 1-844-542-8201 

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