Kingman Parks and Recreation Closures

Written by The Bee

April 7, 2020

KINGMAN, Ariz. – City of Kingman Parks and Recreation Department has closed its doors to the public, following the new guidance from Governor Ducey’s office. Per the Governor, golf courses are to remain open during this time, however, the city is closing park restrooms, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and ramada areas. Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course team members are sanitizing equipment, carts, and touch points to slow the spread of COVID-19. They are also limiting access to the pro shop and grill, as to adhere to CDC social-distancing guidelines. Take-out food options are still available at the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course Grill by calling (928) 753-6593.

“We have fenced off playground equipment at all parks, and we’re asking for the community’s assistance in not removing that fencing and caution tape,” Kingman Parks and Recreation Director Mike Meersman said. “As following the governor’s new regulations regarding parks, we’re doing our best to keep people safe,” Meersman said.

 

On March 23, 2020, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order defining essential services. On March 30, 2020, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from the Arizona Department of Public Health, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order (2020-18) directing Arizonans to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, and Stay Connected, which included increased physical distancing requirements.

If not already closed, the following services shall cease operations no later than 5 p.m. on April 4, 2020, as these services cannot comply with the guidelines required in paragraph 11 of Executive Order 2020-18, directing Arizonans to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, and Stay Connected.

  • Barbers
  • Cosmetology, Hairstyling, Nail Salons and Aesthetic Salons
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Spas
  • Massage parlors

In addition, the following services shall also cease operations by 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4:

  • Amenities at public parks that do not allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene such as basketball courts, splash pads, playgrounds, and public restrooms, but public parks shall remain open to the greatest extent possible.
  • Communal pools such as those at hotels, condominiums, apartment complexes and parks, however, these should still be maintained under environmental and public health rules and guidelines.
  • Swap meets

The Governor’s Office also provided guidance related to the following services, which are considered essential and may continue operations:

  • Personal hygiene services including in-home services such as assistance with bathing and cleaning for vulnerable adults and those who are disabled.
  • Daycare centers providing care for individuals with children serving in any essential services category.
  • Hotels and motels, to the extent used for lodging, including RV Parks, and hotel and motel restaurants providing delivery or carryout food services.
  • Respite and palliative care.

The city sincerely appreciates those in our community who have already taken precautionary measures to keep everyone safe. For more information, visit: https://www.cityofkingman.gov/government/advanced-components/covid-19-microsite

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