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Tolleson, AZ (Friday, June 12, 2020) The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) confirmed Friday, June 12, there have been 32,918 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. That total represents an increase of 1,654 new cases since yesterday, which is the largest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.
In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and after careful consideration given that the only public access has been to the City Hall lobby in Phase One, the City of Tolleson has decided to close the lobby for the week of June 15. During this week services that otherwise would have been handled by visiting City Hall will be conducted by phone (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (623) 936-7111), email and online. The closure will be analyzed on a weekly basis with thorough assessment of the trajectory of COVID-19 cases to guide the City’s decision to reopen the City Hall lobby.
The City of Tolleson remains committed to placing the health and safety of the community first. Therefore, additional FREE COVID-19 tests will be offered to Tolleson residents Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19. Visit www.tollesonaz.org for specific testing details.
Mayor Tovar urges Governor Doug Ducey to mandate interventions such as mandatory masks in public and enforcing sanctions against businesses for not following CDC guidelines. If this is not possible then return the necessary autonomy to the mayors and local governments of Arizona to allow them to make decisions that coincide with the unique demands of their respective communities. Mayors and local governments must have the authority to install policies to protect the public.