City of Chandler closing libraries, recreation centers through March 31

March 18, 2020
COVID-19 City Services and Programs Update

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke and the City Council has authorized changes to some public services and the closure of several City facilities, due to risks associated with the global COVID-19 outbreak.

  • All Chandler Public Libraries will close to the public starting Thursday, March 19 and remain closed through March 31.
  • The following recreation facilities will close to the public starting Saturday, March 21 and remain closed through March 31:
    • Four recreation centers -- Community Center, Environmental Education Center, Snedigar Recreation Center and Tumbleweed Recreation Center
    • Chandler pools and aquatic centers
    • The Chandler Senior Center will close but we will continue to provide carry out or delivery of hot meals to senior residents who depend on this service.

These closures will be reevaluated later this month and may be extended. These closures are in addition to the ones announced last week.

Since January, the City of Chandler has been working with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Maricopa County Public Health and local healthcare providers to contain and mitigate the impact of the virus. Today’s actions are an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of Chandler residents, visitors and City staff.

Even with these facilities closing, Chandler employees will continue to provide customer service at all facilities that remain open. The City recommends that residents and customers use online services as much as possible via chandleraz.gov and other City of Chandler websites.

Visit chandleraz.gov/covid19 and follow official City of Chandler social media accounts to receive the latest information during this State public health emergency.