Coronavirus / COVID-19 and GVR

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GVR Re-Opening (Updated 5/13/2020)

From the time GVR facilities closed, staff has been preparing a reopening plan. After receiving guidelines from the Governor and Pima County today, we have a clear directive on precautions we must take to open pools and fitness centers open as safely and quickly as possible. Plans are being updating a comprehensive opening schedule is being developed. Updates will be announced as they become available.

5/12/2020 Governor Ducey announced pools and fitness centers may open May 13.

Guidance for Pools

Guidance for Gyms

5/13/2020 Pima County Board of Supervisors signed a proclamation with guidelines for opening pools and fitness centers.


GVR Staff (Updated 4/10/2020)

Recently, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that non-essential businesses in Arizona remain closed. Green Valley Recreation, Inc. is considered a non-essential business.

Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), GVR is implementing measures to ensure the financial stability of the Corporation. The current pandemic situation has impacted our business significantly, and as a result we have made a difficult, but necessary personnel decision.

Effective Monday, April 13, most GVR employees will be furloughed. Although GVR does not have any indication how long the furloughs will last, it is our intention to call employees back to work as soon as permitted.


MEMBER DUES (Updated 4/10/2020)

With all of GVR’s facilities closed, now by order of Governor Ducey, members have been inquiring whether GVR is planning to refund a pro rata share of membership dues for the closure period. The answer to that question is “no” – GVR’s Board of Directors is prohibited from refunding any portion of membership dues to GVR members. This is because GVR is governed by the Arizona Nonprofit Corporation Act which imposes certain restrictions on what nonprofit corporations may do. One of those restrictions is that a nonprofit corporation cannot use any of its funds to make monetary payments to members – including refunding dues payments. If you would like to read the applicable statutes online, please see the following:

ARS 10-11301
ARS 10-3140


Message from Interim CEO, Jen Morningstar (Updated 3/21/2020)

With the rapid increase of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in our community and around the world, Green Valley Recreation, Inc. is committed to doing everything necessary to help slow and stop its spread. We continue to monitor the situation and will take all the required measures to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff.

While continuing to maintain and care for GVR facilities, we are following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to limit employee’s exposure and interactions with other people by altering and staggering staff schedules. GVR also has an active and capable remote work culture and the IT infrastructure to support both our employees and our business. All employees who can do so, have been asked to work from home. Key employees who need specific access to our offices follow the same guidelines for reduced exposure and interactions with others. We have also placed restrictions on traveling, events, face-to-face meetings, handshakes and greetings.

GVR will continue to closely follow the CDC, WHO, Arizona Department of Health and Pima County Health Department updates regarding COVID-19 and make any additional adjustments as necessary. As we all look forward to things returning to normal, our thoughts are with those directly affected by COVID-19 as well as our members, staff and their families. Working together, we are putting the health and well-being of our community and families first.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Jen Morningstar
Interim CEO /
Director of Administrative Services