COVID-19 Tolleson Declaration of Emergency
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Tolleson City Mayor, Anna Tovar has issued a proclamation deemed necessary for the protection of life and property in the city of Tolleson closing a number of businesses and establishments to members of the public. This proclamation is effective March 17, 2020 at 8 p.m. through April 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
All restaurants, cafes, coffeehouses, retail food facilities, food trucks and other similar businesses and establishments are prohibited from serving food and beverages for consumption on premises. Members of the public are prohibited from entering said premises and remaining to consume food or beverages. Businesses and establishments that typically offer food and beverages for on-premises consumption are encouraged to offer food and beverage using delivery service, window service, drive-through service or drive-up service, and to use precautions in doing so to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing. If a business chooses to offer this type of “to-go” service, members of the public may remain on its premises for the purpose of picking up their food or beverage orders.
The proclamation also closes the following:
- Bars, taverns, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other similar businesses and establishments offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
- Any indoor and outdoor performance venues, indoor climbing facilities, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities, including the City’s recreational center, any and all athletic fields and athletic courts, the City Senior Center and Library.
- Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, yoga and barre studios, and other similar facilities.
The restrictions do not apply to any of the following:
- Grocery stores, markets, convenience stores and other similar businesses and establishments that offer food and beverage not for on-premises consumption;
- Pharmacies and drug stores;
- Food banks and food pantries;
- Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within health care facilities, nursing homes, shelters, group homes, places of worship, or similar facilities
Visit https://www.tolleson.az.gov/COVID-19 to view the most updated information.