Casa Grande, AZ (May 8, 2020) ꟷ Casa Grande (City) is an extraordinary community filled with smart, innovative, hard-working people. It is also generationally-abundant where many from each family tend to stay or eventually return to plant more roots, children and businesses. This unique atmosphere compels residents to feel more like family than stranger when passing each other down grocery store aisles or along the street.
Many have done their part to follow recommended Center for Disease Control Guidelines (
) and State
to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Most have a story to tell of hardship or sacrifice about their experiences these last few weeks. Some have even shared the ultimate heartbreak of losing loved ones while others remain hospitalized, alone and separated from family. Then, there are those who have suffered losses in livelihoods and small business closures.
As members of this great community begin to re-engage at their own pace, the City asks everyone to treat each other professionally, respectfully and compassionately so Casa Grande can COME BACK S.M.A.R.T. and begin to thrive even stronger for generations to come.
According to City Mayor Craig McFarland, every loss matters to the persons impacted and each loss is real to them, albeit sometimes different in nature to others. In preparation for a return to service, the Mayor has released a new
that allows the City Manager more flexibility in managing the next phases that are more specific to Casa Grande.
“It’s really important to come back SMART through a phased approach to re-opening,” explained McFarland, “and to recognize that while the economy must restart, the virus is still among us and can impact human life and any economic progress we make.”
The Governor’s extended Stay-at-Home Order expires May 15. His additional
requires counties and cities to follow suit, based on data from the
and Arizona Department of Health Services (
). These guidelines determine which and when certain services and businesses can re-open.
The City’s COME BACK S.M.A.R.T. initiative will be applicable to everyone’s daily lives when shopping, working or engaging in recreational activities outside their homes. The community must continue to:
S Shield your cough and sneeze
M Mask up when in Public
A Apart 6 feet
R Rinse and wash hands for 20 seconds
T Tidy your space with disinfectant/hand sanitizer
As part of the return to service plan, the City will seek to open certain park amenities. These openings shall require that residents continue to adhere to the appropriate guidance on physical/social distancing, limiting gatherings (currently no more than 10 persons) and complying with any additional restrictions or signage to ensure that use is safe and healthy. Openings are as follows:
Friday, May 8, 2020
Gun Range – No organized or reserved events.
North Mountain Park – Hiking only. Ramadas closed.
Monday, May 11, 2020
Pickleball and Tennis Courts – Limited to general play. No leagues or tournaments will be scheduled.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Basketball and Volleyball Courts – Limited to general play No leagues or tournaments scheduled.