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City of Somerton Announces Closures of City Hall, Parks and Rec. Facilities and Gyms

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Somerton City Attorney Jorge Lozano, City Manager Ian McGaughey, Mayor Jerry Anaya and Economic Development Director Hector Tapia discuss the Governor’s Executive Order.";

Somerton Mayor Jerry Anaya today announced service modifications to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Mayor Anaya announced that Somerton City Hall will be closed to the public. Utility payments can be made online, by phone or at a drop box in front of city hall .

Somerton Parks and Recreation facilities, including the Somerton Senior Center, will be closed. All city events have been canceled or postponed. 

City Council meetings can be viewed on the City of Somerton YouTube page.

Restaurants in Somerton will continue to serve for takeout orders only as well as delivery and drive thru options where they are offered. Gyms and fitness centers will be closed. 

Somerton city officials are working to set up a hotline for seniors to get information and assistance.

In a released statement, Anaya said "The city will continue to provide essential services to our residents, visitors and businesses while we take actions to ensure the continued health and safety of our community. We are closely monitoring the situation and are dedicated to taking proactive measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19 in Somerton. We appreciate what our local businesses are doing to accommodate our residents—particularly those most at risk—during this time. I have seen time and again residents of our city taking initiative to reach out to help one another, whether it’s checking on an elderly neighbor, helping with an errand or some other expression of goodwill. Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation."



La ciudad de Somerton anuncia cierres del ayuntamiento, Instalaciones de parques y recreacion y gimnasios

El alcalde de Somerton, Jerry Anaya, anunció hoy modificaciones en los servicios para frenar la propagación de COVID-19.


El alcalde Anaya anunció que el Ayuntamiento de Somerton estará cerrado al público. Los pagos de servicios públicos se pueden hacer en línea, por teléfono o en un buzón frente al ayuntamiento.

Las instalaciones de Parques y Recreación de Somerton, incluido el Somerton Senior Center, estarán cerradas. Todos los eventos de la ciudad han sido cancelados o pospuestos.

Las reuniones del Consejo de la Ciudad se pueden ver en la página de YouTube de la Ciudad de Somerton.

Los restaurantes en Somerton continuarán sirviendo solo para pedidos de comida para llevar, así como para entrega y manejo a través de las opciones donde se ofrecen. Los gimnasios estarán cerrados.

Los funcionarios de la ciudad de Somerton están trabajando para establecer una línea directa para que las personas mayores obtengan información y asistencia.



Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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