It’s Memorial Day Weekend and while parks and waterways may be open, health and tourism officials in western Arizona have recommended to maintain social distancing and avoid large gatherings.
In Lake Havasu City, officials are expecting a large influx of visitors and the mayor tells KAWC it can be done safely.
Mayor Cal Sheehy said outdoor recreation parks were never closed as they were deemed essential under Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order.
“We’re encouraging visitors to follow social distancing, practice good hygiene, stay home if they’re not feeling well and also practice physical distancing and so we’ve been asking our visitors to do that and be respectful and be kind,” Sheehy said.
In a post on Twitter @GoLakeHavasu, the city’s tourism group wrote “Let’s keep our lake safe this weekend. (This includes practicing social distancing)"
Mohave County health officials have reported 281 cases of COVID-19, including 54 in Lake Havasu City, and 31 deaths in the county as of Friday.