Mayor LeVault Declares Local State of Emergency in Town of Youngtown

In consultation with members of the Town of Youngtown Council, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor LeVault announced a State of Emergency for the Town of Youngtown today in an effort to preserve public health.

Effective at 4:00 p.m. today, March 19, 2020, Town facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. Town business will continue to be conducted. Please be assured that core services will not be affected, including fire-medical, police, and other essential Town services.  If you need further assistance, please call Town Hall at 623-933-8286 or email Nicole Smart, Town Clerk at 

The top concern is protecting the health and safety of our employees, residents, and visitors. This proclamation is an important step that gives our Town Manager the authority to respond quickly during this rapidly changing time. 

Due to the above concerns, the Town of Youngtown has cancelled or postponed all public events, gatherings, rentals of park activities, etc., including closure of its library and public restrooms, until further notice. The following events have been cancelled:  Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Open House and the Youngtown Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

All of the Town’s actions are in an effort to comply with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Arizona Department of Health Services. 

The Town reminds residents that, as of March 18, 2020, the following recommendations have been issued by public health authorities and are also recommended by the Town of Youngtown to best protect our community: 

Restaurants, bars and dining establishments in Maricopa County should discourage dine-in traffic. Provide curbside pick-up or drive-through service instead. 
Cancel or postpone gatherings of 10 or more people. 
Use telework and other alternatives when available. 
Increase hygiene and sanitation. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
Do not visit nursing homes, retirement homes or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance. 
If someone in your family has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider. 

Details on event and program cancellations, public meeting remote comment, and ways to conduct Town business during this time are available on the Town’s website at 

For information on the COVID-19 virus, please visit for a national perspective, and for Arizona information.  

Town of Youngtown Moves to Postpone Boards and Commission Meetings & Temporarily Change Council Meeting Format

Due to concerns about the health and safety of its residents and employees relating to the Coronavirus, the Town of Youngtown will be postponing boards and commission meetings until further notice.  

The Town Council meetings will likely be reduced during this time period, and  to protect the public from possible exposure to the Coronavirus, the Town Council meetings may be conducted through technological means to benefit public health and safety. 

The Town  has closed its library and public restrooms until further notice. 

The Town of Youngtown took steps to cancel or postpone all public events, gatherings, rentals of park activities, etc.   
The following events has been cancelled: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Open House and Youngtown Annual Easter Egg Hunt .

Residents are encouraged to regularly visit the Town’s website at to obtain the latest news and information about the Town’s response to the Coronavirus.

The Mayor hereby authorizes this action to serve the goal of protecting Town residents, staff, and in the interests of public safety.  Please contact Nicole Smart, Town Clerk, at 623-933-8286 or  if you have any questions.


Pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2020-47 dated March 16, 2020, all Youngtown Municipal Court matters are hereby continued through April 9, 2020.  Any additional continuances needed shall be approved by the Court. 
At this time, due to the extreme risk of person to person transmission caused by the 2019 Coronavirus "COVID-19", all in-custody hearings will be held through a glass enclosure until further notice.  
DATED:  March 17, 2020.

The Honorable Lex E. Anderson

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