By Kelly O’Sullivan | Independent Newsmedia
There will be no cookie-cutter reopenings for Southwest Valley municipalities.
The cities of Buckeye, Goodyear and Litchfield Park are all going at their own pace as officials implement plans to reopen public buildings and other facilities that closed in March when Gov. Doug Ducey issued closure orders to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Officials in each city announced their reopenings will follow state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on social distancing and enhanced cleaning.
Goodyear was the first to announce it would take a three-phased approach to reopening beginning May 11, when it reopened city offices, basketball, volleyball, tennis and pickleball courts, Roscoe Dog Park, playgrounds and restrooms.