COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The unique quality that makes the City of Casa Grande (City) so special, strong and resilient is its sense of community. Over the years, residents have shown an extraordinary capacity to care for and help meet the needs of their fellow neighbors and friends. These same traits are shared by City workers who strive to serve residents, each and every day. It is why City leadership and its community partners remain informed, engaged and prepared to help meet the evolving challenges resulting from the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

City Response

According to Casa Grande City Mayor, Craig McFarland, access to accurate information is important for residents to respond in a measured and thoughtful way.

“An informed community is an empowered one,” explained McFarland, “and is capable of processing facts carefully, engaging available resources appropriately while also helping others that may need assistance. After all, we’re in this together.”

The City is already taking steps to follow recent guidelines issued by the CDCArizona Department of Health Services and Pinal County Health and remains ready to adjust quickly if circumstances change. In accordance with federal guidelines to limit or postpone large gatherings of 10 persons or more, the City has cancelled all in-person, City-sponsored events until further notice. The public is welcome to continue checking the City online calendar for updates.

Helpful Resources

Latest Updates

Information by Department

Department Contact:

(520) 421-8600
cityattorney@casagrandeaz.gov

Department Contact:

(520) 421-8608
cityclerk@casagrandeaz.gov

Effective Immediately – the Passport Office at City Hall is closed to the Public, due to a recent announcement from the US Department of State, who is closing their passport agencies to the Public in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Any passport or renewal applications submitted prior to 3/19/2020 can expect that expedited passport processing will be honored, however routine service may be delayed.  Given the rapidly changing circumstances, the US Department of State has offered no timeline as to when applicants can expect to receive routine passports.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Department Contact:

(520) 421-8675
citycourt@casagrandeaz.gov

The Court will be rescheduling all proceedings with the exception of essential hearings, the lobby will remain open to allow access to the Court. Essential hearings include Ex-parte hearings for Protective Orders and proceedings for litigant who are in custody. In custody hearings will be conducted via video. Therefore, inmates will NOT be transported to the Court until further notice.

Adminstrative Orders

M-1142-AO-2020-03: Order Establishing Court Operational Measures to Control Communicable or Infectious Diseases

AO_2020-48: Authorizing Limitation of Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency

AO_2020-45: Suspension of Arizona Code of Judicial Administration Time Requirements due to a Public Health Emergency

AO_2020-44: Judicial Review of Public Health Emergency Orders to Control Communicable or Infectious Diseases

Please check back for update.

Department Contact:

(520) 421-8677
communityservices@casagrandeaz.gov

03/18/2020: Joint Statement on Using Parks and Open Space While Maintaining Social Distancing

The City is taking proactive measures to help protect high-risk populations and reduce risk for spread of the virus. The City has cancelled all programs, events and gatherings at its recreational facilities including Len Colla, the Recreation Center, Dorothy Powell Senior Center and both public libraries. Parks will remain open along with the golf course, but the public will have limited access to the clubhouse. The Home Delivered Meal program is continuing but meals remain on a take-out or home-delivery basis only.

Library

For the health and safety of our community and staff, all library locations are closed until further notice.

The due date for all materials checked will be extended to May 1. If you can, please keep items until the library reopens.
You will NOT be fined for materials during this time.

With your library card, you can access hundreds of free online resources 24/7 including e-books, e-magazines, downloadable videos, music, and audiobooks, databases, and more.

We’re here for you. You can contact us at (520)421-8710 or by email at cglibrary@casagrandeaz.gov

Department Contact:

(520) 421.8600
business@casagrandeaz.gov

Please visit our Small Business Assistance page for more information on how to receive help for your small business.

Department Contact:

(520) 421-8601
finance@casagrandeaz.gov

The City of Casa Grande remains committed to our customers and community during this time of concern related to COVID-19.  To help reduce uncertainty, the City is temporarily suspending the assessment of late fees.  You can safely and conveniently pay your bill online at https://casagrandeaz.gov/finance/

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Billing at 520-421-8601.

Department Contact:

Non-emergency: (520) 421-8777
fire@casagrandeaz.gov

Important notice to community members from the Casa Grande Fire Department:

The City of Casa Grande Fire Department is operating at normal capacity and has not had or expect to have any interruptions or limitations in our ability to deliver Emergency Medical Services to the community in regards to the Covid19/Corona Virus. We want to ask for your assistance in enhancing our response-ability to the Covid19/Corona Virus. Please follow the below guidelines to assist us in serving you better.

  • If you are feeling sick, do not visit a fire station for evaluation.
  • Only utilize the 911 system in the event of severe difficulty breathing or illness.
  • When contacting 911, advise the dispatcher if you believe you have the flu/covid19 or believe you have been exposed.
  • If possible, meet first responders outside or in an open air area.
  • Use the below link to the Pinal County website to learn how we are responding to the virus and what current precautionary measures are recommended. https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/publichealth/Pages/home.aspx

Please check back for update.

Please check back for update.

Department Contact:

Emergencies – 911
Non-Emergencies (520) 421-8700
chiefofpolice@casagrandeaz.gov

Our mission is to Serve and Protect you, and during this stage of the COVID-19 virus, we want to reassure you we will continue to respond to calls for service in our community. Our officers will continue to proactively police and respond to crimes in progress. Although these basic aspects of policing are normal to us, we want to make you aware of some current changes/practices that may affect the way you do business with us. Here are some precautions we are implementing in order to keep our employees and citizens healthy and safe:

  • Our public lobby, located at 373 E. Val Vista Blvd. will remain open, but safe distance practices will take place. We will try to maintain an environment where citizens will be spaced apart with the 6-foot rule and limit crowds to no more than 10 people at a time.
  • Prescription drug drop-off services are currently suspended.
  • Lobby fingerprinting services are currently suspended.
  • Public events (Coffee with a Cop, Neighborhood Watch meetings, etc.), civilian ride-alongs, and tours are currently suspended.
  • CAPPS program currently suspended.
  • Public Records requests may be made by calling (520) 421-8700 ext. 1 or directly at (520) 421-6651. You can also email our records office at records@casagrandeaz.gov.
  • To get a copy of your Accident Report online, go to https://ecrash.lexisnexis.com.
  • To speak to an officer, please call our non-emergency line at (520) 421-8700 ext. 7. Please do not report crimes on any of our department social media pages.
  • When calling our non-emergency line at (520) 421-8700, press:
    1. for Police Records
    2. if you are an alarm company reporting an alarm
    3. for Property and/or Evidence
    4. for a dial-by-name directory
    5. for non-emergency Animal Control
    6. for Vehicle Impounds and/or Tow information
    7. for Police or Fire

Additionally, our Animal Care and Adoption Center is currently suspending new pet license requests. They also ask citizens to provide a photo when looking for lost pets so officers can check kennels instead of allowing a walk through in person. Furthermore, they ask citizens to utilize www.petharbor.com for adoptions, and then contact them at #5 on the non-emergency line to make an adoption appointment.

Please remember, if you have an emergency call 9-1-1. We are here to serve you and keep you safe. In these current times, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Department Contact:

(520) 421-8625
publicworks@casagrandeaz.gov

Casa Grande Airport

In our effort to keep both the Casa Grande community and the Aviation community safe, the Airport will be limiting Terminal Building admittance.  Effective Friday, March 20, 2020 at 02:00 PM – Terminal Building admittance and facility usage will be limited to employees, clients, and their guests for official business ONLY.  The Airport will remain staffed, open, and operational.  This limitation will not affect the Airport’s fueling operations or emergency response procedures.  Additionally, access to clean drinking water and restrooms will be available to airport customers and transient aircraft during the Airport’s published operating hours.
Please take note of the following:
  1. The Foxtrot Café will be CLOSED until further notice effective Friday March 20, 2020 at 02:00PM.
  2. Monthly Fly-In Pancake Breakfasts and all Airport events are canceled until further notice.
  3. CGAA Art@theAIRPORT events are canceled until further notice.
  4. Afterhours Airport Operations Service, including Terminal Building/facility usage, will remain available at this time (subject to change upon notification).  For afterhours service please continue to call (520) 251-3366.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to continually provide you quality services at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport.

APS

APS is here to help.

The situation around COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to evolve and will impact our customers. During this time, we are making a few changes to help out:

  • We are suspending shutting off power to our customers for non-payment.
  • We are waiving late fees.
  • We are setting up a Customer Support Fund for those who need assistance paying their bill. The fund will be available through our advisors by calling us at (602) 371-7171 (Phoenix) or (800) 253-9405 (other areas), weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm. We do expect call volumes could be high and will do our best to get to calls in a timely manner.

Customers who are past due on their APS bill can qualify for the fund if they have unexpected loss of income, higher medical or childcare expenses, or other financial hardship created by the COVID-19 virus.

We know many of you are working from home or home with kids at this time. Here are a few tips that can help you save money.

Remember, if you’re on one of our Saver Choice time-of-use plans the lower-cost off-peak rates start at 8 p.m. and go all the way through 3 p.m. the next day. Try these tips to save:

  • Do laundry, run the pool pump or use the dishwasher after 8 p.m. or before 3 p.m.
  • If you are scheduling time for your kids to be off electronics, do that between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • If you are on one of our time-of-use plans with a demand rate, try staggering the use of appliances between 3 p.m and 8 p.m. For example, wait until after the oven is off to run the dishwasher.

And no matter what plan you are on, save with these tips:

  • Turn off lights and fans when you leave a room
  • Turn off computers and printers when you’re done using them
  • If you would like to switch to another plan, there are options available. You can change at any time.

Arizona Water Company

Contact Information:

(520) 836-8785
CasaGrande@AZwater.com

We have suspended water service disconnections for non-payment, we have implemented a low income and military bill credit, and have closed our office to customers. For more information please visit here.

Arizona Water Company Has A Safe Drinking Water Supply

At Arizona Water Company, delivering a safe and reliable supply of water to our customers is our primary goal. As the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic evolve, we want to give our customers an update on the actions that we are taking to protect the health and safety of our employees and their families, and our customers to help ensure that the communities we serve can continue to rely on the critical water service that we provide. Arizona Water Company and our employees understand that we provide our customers with an essential service and take seriously our responsibility to provide you with safe and reliable water service.  This responsibility holds fast even during extreme conditions and emergencies, such as what we are experiencing today.  As part of our response to COVID-19, we are implementing our emergency response plans and remaining flexible to adapt to the quickly changing conditions of the situation to ensure safe and reliable service to our customers and communities.

Please know that the drinking water Arizona Water Company supplies is safe and can be used as normal.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Arizona Department of Health Services, Environmental Protection Agency, and the World Health Organization have determined that there is no evidence that the COVID-19 can be transmitted through drinking water, and the safeguards we already use to protect water quality are effective to protect against viruses. Those who live in our service area do not need to stockpile bottled water in the midst of growing fears about the spread of COVID-19.  The drinking water we provide is safe to drink.

Lastly, Arizona Water Company’s Coolidge and Casa Grande water systems are interconnected. If a water supply emergency occurs, we can move water back and forth between our systems to help each other as needed to make sure our customers continue to have safe and reliable water service during this critical time.

Southwest Gas

During these unprecedented times, Southwest Gas continues to be an essential part of the communities we serve. We remain committed to our two million-plus customers and will continue our normal hours of business operations during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a cornerstone of the community, the company provides the essential service of delivering energy to our customers, many of who are home-bound and rely on natural gas to cook, heat water and homes, and dry clothes, more now than ever before. That’s why we’ve also ceased disconnections indefinitely, until the COVID-19 situation improves, as we know that many of our customers will be affected by recent closures. In addition, we have adopted enhanced hygiene protocols, including mandating that our technicians wear safety glasses and gloves, as well as exercise social distancing and remain at least six feet away from customers in a home or business. We also want to remind customers that our public offices and payment kiosks remain open for customer business. Per the CDC’s recommendation, no more than ten people will be allowed inside the office at once. Customers can still manage their account from the comfort of their homes using our website swgas.com and our mobile app. We also provide assistance program for income-qualified customers.

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