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Tucson Parks and Recreation Announces Closures Through the End of March

As of today, March 17, all City recreation centers and aquatics facilities are closed through the end of March. All aquatic, youth, SchoolzOut Camps, and senior programming are also canceled.

All leisure classes scheduled to begin on March 22 will be delayed by a week and will begin March 29. There will be no classes held on Monday, March 30, due to the César Chávez holiday. The leisure class sessions will be extended by one week to accommodate this change.

Tucson City Court Allowing Court Appearance Postponements

In an effort to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus, Tucson City Court, the Tucson City Prosecutor, and the Tucson City Public Defender have implemented measures to allow people to postpone their City Court appearances.

If you have an upcoming court date and want to postpone, please contact your attorney, the Public Defender's Office, or Tucson City Court depending on your circumstances. More information and phone numbers can be found by following the above link.

City of Tucson Revises Mayor and Council Meeting Agenda and Encourages Public to Watch Online

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which have prompted declarations of a public health emergency at both the state and federal levels, tonight's (March 17) meeting of the Mayor and Tucson City Council will be conducted using measures to protect public health.

Pima County Announces New Case of COVID-19

The Pima County Health Department announced today that there is a fourth positive case of COVID-19 coronavirus in Pima County. This individual has been receiving care at an area hospital since the symptoms began and remains hospitalized. This is the 18th case confirmed in Arizona, but so far there have been no deaths from the virus in our state.

Find City of Tucson COVID-19 updates here. For general information, call (520) 626-6016 to speak with a health professional.

Reid Park Zoo Remains Open with Reduced Visitor Experience

Out of an abundance of caution and consistent with recommendations from federal, state, and local health officials surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, Reid Park Zoo remains open at this time.

However, all presentations, as well as certain visitor amenities within the Zoo, are closed to limit traffic in high-touch areas and to reduce the number of guests gathering at one time in specific spaces. The Asian Lantern Festival remains open, but all performances are canceled.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Actions on COVID-19 Prevention

The City of Tucson is actively working with local, state, and federal partners monitoring the presence of COVID-19 coronavirus in our region and implementing policies and actions that will supplement those being taken by other local jurisdictions to prevent the spread of the virus. As a part of this effort, Tucson Parks and Recreation will be taking the below steps to protect employees and the public.

Paul's Note - March 13, 2020

Below is the statement that Mayor Romero released last night about the precautions that the City is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the latest updates, you can check the Pima County Health Department's Twitter feed or Facebook page.

I want to take a moment to share with you the actions that I am taking to address the serious public health risk that COVID-19 presents to our community.


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