The impacts of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are rapidly changing. The city of Goodyear is committed to continuing to deliver the exceptional services that our residents depend on while keeping our community safe. In addition, the city is finding ways to reduce exposure between employees and residents.
This webpage will be the source for the most up-to-date information on community impacts in Goodyear and how you can be aware, stay safe, and reduce the spread. The Centers for Disease Control has the most up-to-date information on management of the outbreak and nationwide impacts. Visit: www.coronavirus.gov.
Impacts to Events
The following events involving large crowds have been cancelled.
- Spring Training at Goodyear Ballpark: through March 22
- Hazardous Household Waste Collection: March 21
- Culture Pop block party: March 28
- Hop & Hops: April 11
- Spring Concert Series: March 14, 21, and April 4
- Shred-A-Thon: April 4
- Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest: April 18
- Coffee with a Cop: May 27
- Goodyear Library is closed
- All recreation programs through end of April
Impacts to City Facilities/Services
- Due to the Governor’s Executive Order, from April 1-30, all city buildings will be closed to the public; however, the city will maintain essential city services. The public may still do business with the city online in a variety of ways, and may schedule an in-person appointment with city staff, if needed, on a case-by-case basis. The Goodyear Municipal Court will remain open with certain limitations. Residents with questions can call 623-932-3910.
- Goodyear Police Department building is closed, but police response has not been impacted. Lobby fingerprinting and prescription drug drop-off is suspended. The Police Admin building's lobby however is accessible for prescription disposal drop off.
- Goodyear Police Property & Evidence building closed. All property releases by appointment only; call 623-882-7475 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Goodyear Municipal Court is taking steps to reduce the amount of people in the courthouse. Visit the court webpage for details.
- Permit Applications for events scheduled to take place before May 10, 2020 will not be approved at this time. Note, that date is subject to change based on the impacts of COVID-19. We are still accepting Special Event Applications for events scheduled on or after May 10, 2020.
- Starting April 1, the city’s sanitation provider, Right-Away-Disposal (RAD), will temporarily collect curbside trash and recycling containers at the same time and by the same truck. For more information, visit goodyearaz.gov/trash.
- Open areas at city parks remain open, including restrooms and drinking fountains, during regular hours from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Areas that will close include playgrounds, the skate park, dog parks, and recreation areas including basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and tennis courts, as well as ball fields. Park rangers and staff will continue to monitor areas and educate patrons on the importance of complying with the order.
Guidance For Restaurants
The Governor’s Office has issued an executive order which prohibits dine-in traffic and instead allows restaurants to provide pick-up or drive-through service. Restaurants should also establish a procedure that allows their employees to be distanced from one another. More details can be found by clicking HERE.
How Can I Stop the Spread of Germs?
Most importantly, stay home if you can and avoid non-essential outings.
What Symptoms Should I Look Out For?
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What Should I Do If I’ve Been Exposed to Someone With COVID-19?
- The Centers For Disease Control recommends placing yourself in quarantine for 14 days.
- If you don’t develop a fever or breathing issues during that time, you can end quarantine.
- If you develop symptoms, try to get tested and remain in isolation for at least seven days after your fever is gone.
What If I Have COVID-19?
- Remain calm.
- Call your doctor to determine how severe your symptoms are and if you need medical treatment. Don’t walk into a medical facility. If you feel your life is in danger, call 9-1-1.
- Try to separate yourself from family members and pets and avoid sharing household items that others may touch. This may not be necessary if they have similar symptoms or have also tested positive.
- Disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently.
- Do not go out in public. If you must, wear a face mask and avoid touching surfaces.
- After all symptoms are completely gone, including fever without the use of medication, remain in isolation for at least seven days. If you’re still coughing or have shortness of breath, remain in isolation.