In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Mayor John Giles signed a proclamation requiring, with some exceptions, face coverings to be worn in Mesa. The proclamation is the fourth signed during the state of emergency declared on March 17, 2020 and will take effect at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Face coverings will be required in Mesa:
- When entering, exiting, or waiting in line to enter a place of business or City of Mesa facility that is open to the public, and while inside areas of a place of business or City of Mesa facility that is accessible to and are intended for public use
- Places of business shall require face coverings for paying customers and for employees that interact with the public
- In any outdoor space where physical distancing of at least six feet is not maintained from others who are not members of the same household
- In any public transportation such as a bus, taxi or ride sharing service
- Those who cannot wear face coverings due to a medical, mental health, developmental condition; inability to remove the face mask without assistance and anyone who cannot wear face coverings under CDC guidance
- Children under the age of six
- Restaurant and bar patrons while eating or drinking at their table
- When inside a personal or commercial vehicle that is not public transportation
- When actually exercising at a gym with six feet of physical distance
- Exercising or walking outdoors with six feet of physical distance or with members of the same household
- Inside a workspace not intended for use by the general public
- Religious institutions, and individuals whose religious beliefs, as defined under state law, would be substantially burdened by wearing a face covering
- Private, public and charter schools will implement policies that best meet the needs of a classroom environment
- While working as a public safety employee or emergency responder when it would interfere with their job
- Those complying with directions from public safety employees and emergency responders
Notice: July 2020 Camp Information Below
Featuring At Home Summer Camp Take and Make Kits and In Person Summer Camp at Eagles Community Center and Jefferson Recreation Center.
2020 Summer Escape
Mesa will offer the Summer Escape camp at the two sites: Eagles Community Center and Jefferson Recreation Center. Camps will run from June 29-July 24. Register weekly for the M-F camps offered from 8am-5:30pm. Pre-registration will begin on Monday, June 15 at 8am.
Our goal is to provide an active and healthy summer camp for your kids while following the CDC guidelines for safety.
How we plan to keep your kids safe and healthy this summer:
- Face coverings will be worn by staff and campers
- Campers and staff will maintain physical distance
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently of high touch areas and supplies
- Teach and enforce handwashing with soap and water
- Small groups of campers stay together all day, each day
- Staff and campers will have their temperature taken daily upon arrival to camp
At Home Summer Camp Take and Make Kits
There is a new and exciting way to take part in Mesa’s Summer Escape Camps without leaving the comfort (and safety) of your own home! Register for your Take and Make Bag! Participants will each receive a complete camp kit designed for campers age 6-11. Kits consist of crafts, experiments, recipes, coloring pages, and word searches. Themes include Space Week, Disney Week, Nature Week, and Around the World Week. Cost is just $5 per participant, per week. Registration opens Friday, June 26, and can be completed online or in person by visiting our office at 708 W Baseline. Bags will be available for pick up at the Eagles Community Center, 8AM to 5PM, every Monday in July, 07/06, 07/13, 07/20, and 07/27.