The Recreation Centers of Sun City West’s COVID Task Force has extended the closure of the fitness centers and indoors pools through at least Feb. 1.
COVID cases continue to rise in Maricopa County and Sun City West, while health officials warn the state may have to implement its Crisis of Standards Care plan, which determines the priority for care in hospitals if there is a shortage of beds, supplies and healthcare staff. Should that plan be put into effect, further closures will be considered.
Several chartered clubs have closed on their own accord. A list of which clubs are closed and which are open with restrictions can be found at suncitywest.com/covid19. Mask mandates remain in effect at all indoor facilities. Other departments within the Association remain status quo, but that could change at any time. Residents should check suncitywest.com/COVID19 for the latest.
As of now, the departments open/closed schedule is as follows: Fitness Centers (including indoor swimming pools and spas, racquetball, table tennis, massage, personal training and group fitness): Closed through Feb. 1. The closure will be extended if needed. Outdoor facilities (tennis, pickleball, lawn bowls, walking tracks, bocce, mini golf, etc.) will remain open. Equipment is available for rent at the activities center, and is cleaned between users. Golf and Sports Pavilion: Open with existing precautions in place.
Most clubs are open with the exception of social clubs and those that can’t physically distance. Those clubs that are open are strongly encouraged to enact voluntary closures at this time; closures may be mandated in the future. Member services is open by appointment only by calling 623-544-6100. As well as the administrative and governing board offices 623-544-6000. The library is open to curbside pickup for materials and data and data resource by appointment only. Call 623-544-6130 but expect wait times on the phone. Village Store will open beginning Jan. 11 with precautions in place.
For the latest COVID information from the Rec Centers, visit suncitywest.com/COVID19, and sign up for the weekly enews at suncitywest.com.