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Posted on: December 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Community Center to Close Effective January 1, 2021

Due to the increasing county-wide numbers of COVID-19 cases, Mayor Ginny Dickey has proclaimed that effective January 1, 2021, the Fountain Hills Community Center shall be closed for all programs, room rentals, events, and related uses until further notice.

“After receiving a letter from the Greater Phoenix Leadership Health Task Force signed by Presidents and CEO’s of AZ hospitals warning that rising cases jeopardize their ability to treat patients, I have signed a new Emergency Proclamation to strictly limit allowable activities at the Community Center. The Health Task Force has since indicated that Northern AZ is reaching capacity, which is in addition to information shared by The Maricopa County Health Department regarding Pima County starting to send patients elsewhere.

The rate of spread, number of cases, hospital beds in use, positivity and even Fountain Hills’ local numbers are all going in a dangerously wrong direction. Help is on the horizon. We must do what we can get to the other side of this now that there is relief in sight.” 

The Community Center lobby and front counter shall remain open for individuals and members of the public to transact business.

On March 11, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a State of Emergency based upon the COVID-19 outbreak that was deemed a “threat to human health and safety.” Since then, Mayor Dickey and the Town of Fountain Hills has issued a series of emergency proclamations to protect the health and safety of Town employees and residents of the Town.

The Community Center closed earlier in the year, on March 17, 2020, through the end of April 2020, due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

The Center will remain closed until further information from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) determines that reopening the facility will not be a health and safety issue for residents.


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