By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune
Mesa will gradually put its toe into the water when reopening recreational facilities so that residents eventually can dive into pools and use some park facilities on a limited basis in June.
Though Gov. Doug Ducey last week let his stay-at-home order expire and allow pools, gyms and most other facilities be reopened under safe-distancing and other guidelines, Mesa officials are approaching the reopening of their facilities cautiously – partly because many of the staffers who would be manning them have been laid off in the face of dire revenue declines resulting from business closures.
For Mesa residents who want to work out at the Red Mountain Center or swim laps at the Skyline or Kino pools, that may be a welcome news, but they will encounter a very different experience in the ongoing pandemic than in the past.