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Tempe closing fitness centers, modifying pool operations in response to Gov. Ducey’s executive order

Post Date:06/29/2020 8:00 PM

Tempe, AZ – The City of Tempe is canceling and modifying several services in response to Governor Ducey’s Executive Order this afternoon that closed bars, gyms, movie theaters, water parks, and provided new guidelines for pools and events. The order was given to help slow the spread of COVID-19, which has surged in recent days.

The following changes are effective as of 8 p.m. this evening:

  • Open swim sessions at Kiwanis, Escalante and McClintock pools will be canceled tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30. Lap swim will continue at McClintock and Kiwanis. Staff will evaluate the feasibility of all swim programs moving forward.
  • Fitness centers and gymnasiums at Kiwanis Recreation Center, Escalante and North Tempe multi-generational centers are all closed.
  • Indoor exercise classes at all recreation centers are canceled until further notice.

Additionally, no events of more than 50 people will be approved by the city and all event applications must demonstrate the ability for attendees to physically distance.

At this time, Kid Zone and city-operated summer camps will continue to operate since they meet the guidelines of 50 people or less and are able to physically distance. Face coverings are required at all times, temperature checks are taken before entry, and enhanced cleaning protocols are in place.

Tempe will continue to evaluate today’s executive order and may make additional changes. Visit tempe.gov/reopening for the most recent reopening information.

Media contacts:

Melissa Quillard, Public Information Officer, 480-622-8157

Nikki Ripley, Communication and Media Relations Manager, 480-313-8850

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