When the Queen Creek Town Council on March 18 discusses starting a police force, contracting with a nearby agency or continuing with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement, it will be with no one in the live audience but essential staff members. The change is in response to helping slow the spread of COVID-19.
"The Town of Queen Creek is committed to helping slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a release.
"Following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people, as well as federal and state emergency declarations related to COVID-19, for the March 18 Queen Creek Town Council meeting physical attendance in the Council Chambers will be limited to members of the Town Council and necessary staff only. Some members of the Town Council and staff may attend electronically," the release states.
The council is to meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway, for ceremonial matters, committee reports and public comment before adjourning to closed-door executive sessions. Public hearings can be held at any time during the meeting.
The public and media can access the Town Council meeting online at QueenCreek.org and follow the instructions to:
To view the agenda for the March 18 Town Council meeting, go to QueenCreek.org/Calendar.
The Ttwn has taken a series of additional actions including suspending events and programs, and increasing precautions. To view the most recent information related to the town’s actions, go to QueenCreek.org/COVID-19.
Residents are encouraged to follow recommendations provided by the CDC:
For more information on the recommendations from the CDC to help slow the spread, go to CDC.org/COVID-19.
For information related to COVID-19 in Arizona, go to AZDHS' website, AZDHS.gov/COVID-19.