COVID-19 Updates

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June 19, 2020 - Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers has issued a Proclamation regarding the use of face coverings within the City of Glendale. This goes into effect at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2020. The Mayor, along with Glendale City Council, held an emergency meeting to decide how the city would proceed after Governor Ducey’s recent Executive Order which provided Arizona cities the authority to adopt policies regarding face coverings. The Mayor stated that his purpose in calling the emergency session was to allow public input and to allow the Councilmembers the legal and public opportunity to discuss face coverings among each other without violating state open meeting laws.

This Proclamation will mandate the use of face coverings for those in Glendale ages 6 and older in all public situations where social distancing may not be followed. The Proclamation allows several exceptions, these exceptions include those individuals who cannot wear a facial covering due to medical or mental health conditions, developmental disabilities, and those engaging in exercise and/or team sports. This Proclamation defines a face covering as a covering made of cloth, fabric or other soft or permeable material. Face coverings must be without holes and should cover the nose, mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face. It should fit snug against the side of the face and remain in place without the use of a person’s hands.

“The COVID-19 virus has caused me to think about and consider policy issues that I could never have imagined a year ago,” said Mayor Jerry Weiers. “I take my responsibility for the welfare of our community seriously and I cannot shy away from the impact COVID-19 has had throughout our community and beyond, but instead must be resolute in my actions in doing what I feel to be right for the health and well-being of Glendale citizens and visitors.”

The Mayor’s Proclamation reiterates that education is key and reinforces the act of the community coming together to do what is necessary for the health and well being of all. With the CDC recommendations in mind of ways to reduce the transmission of the virus, individuals should also maintain physical distance from others of at least 6 feet, wash their hands for more than 20 seconds, not touch their face and sanitizing their hands after coming in contact with public surfaces. Both the CDC and the AZ Department of Health Services recommend wearing face coverings when interacting with other people outside the home, saying the use of face coverings is highly effective in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



MARCH 18, 2020 - We are faced with an unprecedented public health emergency, with the global spread of COVID-19.  Our actions, both individually and collectively, will determine how soon and how hard the virus impacts the city of Glendale.

Today, I have issued a proclamation declaring an emergency in the city of Glendale, which is effective immediately.  This declaration allows me to take the measures needed to protect the health and safety of our community. 

In no uncertain terms, I am calling on the business community to meet or exceed the recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services.  Additionally, I am asking all Glendale restaurants, bars and dining establishments to voluntarily curtail dine-in service or to institute appropriate social distancing measures.  I have authorized the City Manager, Kevin Phelps to temporarily relax appropriate zoning codes and other restrictions to accommodate takeout or drive-thru services.

We have always had a great relationship with our business community, and I am confident that they will do the right thing, as they always have.  However, please know that if they are not responsive to the clear guidelines that have been established, I will be forced to take more significant measures that will leave them with no choice.

The most at-risk members of our community are our senior population.  I am requesting that our seniors, particularly those 70 years and older, self-quarantine for their own protection.  I understand this means they will have limited access to acquiring food and medicine on their own.  Therefore, I am calling on the leaders from the faith-based community to develop and provide both a plan and volunteers to serve the individual needs of our seniors who self-quarantine.

It is up to each of us to help and take care of each other.  If you see someone in need of support, help them, or reach out to others who can help.

While these are trying times, they are also a time when we can all come together to support our community.  My wife Sandy and I are committed to getting food delivery or takeout from Glendale businesses at least four times a week.  I am encouraging Glendale residents to take this challenge with me and support our local restaurants as much as you can.

Together, we all share this responsibility of keeping our community safe and our businesses strong. I have a tremendous amount of faith in Glendale and I know that we will emerge from this situation stronger and more unified than ever before.

In Your Service,

Mayor Jerry P. Weiers


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