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Posted on: March 17, 2020

El Mirage Declares Local State of Emergency Amid COVID-19 Health Threat Closing Public Facilities

El Mirage Declares Local State of Emergency

Amid COVID-19 Health Threat

Closing Public Facilities and Canceling Events

[El Mirage, AZ March 17, 2020] – Today, El Mirage Mayor Alexis Hermosillo declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In the interest of employee safety and public health the City will close public access to City facilities through April 3 and cancel special events and community workshops through May 10. Essential City Services such as police, fire, water, sewer and trash services will continue to operate.

“The Proclamation provides the City Manager with clarity and the ability to act decisively which is vital to protecting public health and responding to the evolving threats posed by COVID-19,” said Mayor Hermosillo.

City Manager Crystal Dyches announced the following City facilities will be closed to the public for walk-in services:

City Hall

Police Administration

Fire Administration

Utility Customer Service

Senior Center

While City facilities are closed, the leadership team is determining how to best continue service. Many staff members will telecommute and be available by phone and e-mail. Others will be available by appointment.

Utility customers may conduct business by phone, e-mail or internet. In addition, the City plans to suspend utility service disconnections until further notice.

Activities at the El Mirage Senior Center will resume when officials have evaluated the public health risk and determine that it is safe to resume normal operations.

The Police and Fire Departments will continue to respond to calls. Public safety personnel have been trained and equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and will continue to serve the public with the usual high standard of response and protection.

The Fire Department Administrative Office will be closed for walk-in services. The Fire Department will continue to install car safety seats by appointment only. Residents can call the number listed below to schedule an appointment.

The Police Department Administrative Office will be closed for walk-in services. Please call the Police non-emergency number listed below to set up an appointment to get property or towed-vehicles released. Public records release is available at: https://www.elmirageaz.gov/ or by phone.

If you need assistance, please visit www.elmirageaz.gov or contact the appropriate department, at:

Administration: (623) 876-2941

Building Safety: (623) 518-0389

City Clerk: (623) 876-2943

Customer Service: (623) 933-1228

Engineering: (623) 980-9980

Finance: (623) 876-2955

Human Resources: (623) 876-2949

Planning and Zoning: (480) 349-2334

Public Works: (623) 935-6405

Emergency Services

Fire Department: (623) 583-7968

Police Department: (623) 500-3000

Emergency: 911

This is a rapidly changing situation, for additional information about COVID-19, please contact the Maricopa County COVID-19 Information Line, at 1 (844) 542-8201.

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