Pharmaceutical industry man worker in protective clothing operating production of tablets in sterile working conditions

Goodyear City Manager Julie Arendall gave an update on the COVID-19 situation during a city council meeting April 13.

The city continues to offer services to the Goodyear community, said Arendall. City offices have been closed to the public but remain open for business. 

Arendall said citizens are encouraged to pay utility bills and report problems or concerns online at goodyearaz.gov.

“For our residents and customers who need to come into City Hall, they’re able to do so by making an appointment,” Arendall said.

“Under the governor’s order, construction is considered an essential service,” Arendall added. All of Goodyear’s building, engineering and inspection teams are required to keep working.

“City parks remain open during their regular hours,” Arendall said. “However, our recreation programs and park amenities are closed and we had to cancel a lot of our large, city, signature events.”

On April 12, the Arizona Department of Health Services released a map showing ZIP codes in the state with positive test results. Arendall said Goodyear’s main ZIP codes, there were 35 confirmed cases, about 1.7% of the 2,020 confirmed cases in Maricopa County.

Also at the April 13 meeting, council approved a delay in the completion of the infrastructure requirement for Microsoft’s PHX 70 site—145 acres on Indian School Road, west of the Loop 303.

According to a report, “Microsoft has been working with the Goodyear, EPCOR Water, Liberty Utilities and the Maricopa Water District in an effort to develop the site. Due to various complexities related to the construction of new MWD facilities prior to abandoning existing facilities that are located in the future city rights of way, development of the off-site improvements has taken longer than anticipated.”