In a video message to the public April 30, Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said the city will initiate its first phase in its return to service plan on Monday, May 4.
Additionally, skate and bike parks in Chandler will open May 1, Hartke said. The mayor's video comes one day after Gov. Doug Ducey extended Arizona's stay-at-home order through May 15.
"This phase largely focuses on preparing for the re-establishment of city facilities, services and programs by implementing safety measures to protect the public and our employees," Hartke said of Phase 1. "The safety measures include things like installing plexiglass partitions, signs, floor markings, proper [personal protection equipment] and cleaning measures."
Hartke noted that the city's plan is fluid and is based both on the governor's orders and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
"Whatever your circumstance, we will ride out this storm together," Hartke said. "You are not alone."
The city's return to service plan can be found here.
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reporting 3,951 positive COVID-19 cases April 30 and 145 COVID-19-related deaths. The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting 7,648 COVID-19 cases and 320 deaths statewide. The state is reporting 71,786 COVID-19 tests performed across the state. There are 315 COVID-19 cases across Chandler's six ZIP codes.