Tempe closing gyms, halting sporting events amid COVID-19

Beginning Dec. 7, the City of Tempe will re-close gyms and fitness centers inside Kiwanis, North Tempe, Escalante, and Westside community centers amid COVID-19. Sports tournaments will also be stopped temporarily to help avoid large group gatherings. The city said playgrounds will remain open.

National Take A Hike Day in Phoenix

There no shortage of people enjoying a morning hike up one of the Valley's trails and Nov. 17 is National Take A Hike Day! More information at https://www.phoenix.gov/Parks/Trails.

Gyms aim to open in Phoenix, Tucson as virus cases ebb

State guidelines drafted by Christ’s department say gyms can reopen at 25% capacity once a county hits moderate transmission rates but must commit to implementing strategies to prevent the spread of the virus. Gyms are also urged to use a reservation system. Bars and nightclubs also can open at 50% occupancy levels, but only if they convert to restaurant service and implement stringent health department guidelines. Bars with no food service must remain closed.