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AZ Governor Ducey extends stay-at-home order until May 15

AZ Gov. Ducey issues guidance for stay-at-home statewide Executive Order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Sedona AZTo continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey extended his stay-at-home order for all of Arizona until May 15, 2020.

The order says Arizona residents must limit time away from the house except:

  • To conduct or participate in essential activities.
  • For employment, to volunteer or participate in essential functions.
  • To utilize any services or products provided by essential business services.
  • For employment if as a sole proprietor or family owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public.

Read the list of essential activities, functions and services here and the updates to essential services here.

Additionally, Gov. Ducey announced non-essential businesses may open for retail in the following phases:

  • On May 4, 2020, businesses may open for retail goods sales via curbside and delivery or appointment.
  • On May 8, 2020, businesses may open for retail goods sales if they follow strict physical distancing and implement public health protections and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines including:
  • Reduced occupancy/capacity.
  • Comprehensive sanitation protocols.
  • Options for curbside or delivery.
  • Fitting rooms remain closed at clothing stores.

Restrictions to businesses like bars, restaurants, gyms, spas and salons will continue as they have in April, with more specific guidance from Ducey expected in the coming weeks. Restaurants may continue to offer curbside and delivery services.

As stated in the Executive Order: The intent “is to ensure that people maintain physical distance to the maximum extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, reinvigorating our economy, protecting people’s rights and slowing the spread of COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible. When people need to leave their places of residence, whether to perform essential activities, or to otherwise facilitate authorized activities necessary for continuity of social and commercial life, they should at all times and as much as reasonably possible comply with physical distancing recommendations.”

Download the full Executive Order here. Read the full announcement here.

Gov. Ducey extended the travel restrictions order through May 15, 2020 to areas of the country that have travel advisories including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Read the FAQ document the city compiled on this order here. For questions, email questions@sedonaaz.gov.

As the state begins to allow for businesses to reopen, the city of Sedona reminds residents to stop the spread through personal responsibility including frequent washing of hands, adhering to physical distancing, wearing a mask in public settings and staying home if sick.

To learn more information on the city’s response to COVID-19, and what resources are available for the community and businesses, go to www.sedonaaz.gov/covid19.

In compliance with the stay-at-home order City Hall will remain closed to in-person access until May 18, 2020.

Look to the following CDC, state and county resources for more information on COVID-19:

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America.
Coconino County Health and Human Services COVID-19 hotline: 928-679-7300 and website.
Yavapai County Health Services hotline: 928-442-5103 and website.
Coconino County COVID-19 testing information.
Statewide hotline on all COVID-19-related issues: Dial 211.
CDC website on coronavirus.
Tips on coronavirus prevention and 10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home.
Arizona Department of Health and Human Services information.
CDC travel notices.


  1. Marc says:

    The latest Alignable Pulse Poll of 9,500 small business owners from April 24-26, 2020, shows 34% of those small businesses nationwide who responded won’t pay May rent in full, of which 84% will only be able to pay half of the rent or less next month.

    While the majority of small businesses have made arrangements with landlords for reduced or delayed payments, 36% of those who responded can’t get their landlords to budge.

    While this a very small sampling, it does reflect those 9,500 business responses.

    How goes it in Sedona for you? Did you work something out with the landlords or not? Can you afford to pay or not? Give an idea to us living here in Sedona.

  2. Kelly Temple says:

    I’m in Northern Arizona. No rules or policies that the Governor has put in place are being observed or enforced. So I’m not sure what good any of these are doing and unless the stores and businesses are forced by whatever means needed, the Government is wasting alot of time and money on this. Just because there’s tape and people standing at doors, doesn’t mean a thing when there’s 200 people in Walmart or Safeway.

  3. Cardelle Mix says:


  4. Mike H says:

    Corona has a 99.993% survival rate.

    If you are old, overweight, have diabetes , guess what, you are going to die anyway. Lose weight, don’t eat junk, take your vitamins, live long. It’s not rocket surgery. If it saves only one life is BS. We could ban cars, that would save about 40,000 lives a year.

    News flash, no one gets out alive.

  5. Hand sanitizer by AZ distillery available says:

    Arizona businesses Phat Scooters, based in Tempe, and Scottsdale’s PurMD, will be selling gallons of hand sanitizer in Flagstaff on Friday at Vora Financial Group, 14 E. Birch Ave, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Each gallon will cost $47, with $1 off preorders made online, with a limit of four gallons per family. Individuals will be able to drive up, place an order or pick up their preorder, while staying in their car. Individuals living within a six-mile radius of Vora Financial can have the hand sanitizer delivered.

    Preorders can be placed at http://www.WeGotYouCOVID.com.

    The hand sanitizer is produced by a family-owned whiskey distillery in Houston.

    For each gallon purchased, $7 will be donated to Houston hospitals and residents, $2.50 for Arizona school districts, $2.50 for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Foundation, $1 for Feeding America and $1 to help food banks feed families across Arizona who are facing hunger during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Next week, the group will also be delivering gallons of hand sanitizer and other supplies to the Navajo Nation.



    Although nearly two-thirds of American travelers say they miss travel and “can’t wait to get out and travel again,” this week, 63.5 percent of American travelers still agree they don’t want visitors coming to their community right now. Only one-in-ten disagrees.

    That said. LET’S OPEN!!!!! What’s a few lives ?

  7. Off the beaten path says:

    From the Sedona Chamber:

    “Top market research firm Destination Analysts (DA) believes travelers’ choices will trend away from large, dense cities and towards “off-the-beaten-path communities, experiences and adventure activities,” that favor smaller, nature-oriented destinations such as Sedona.”

    In other words, what Sedona used to be before the Great Chamber Giveaway.

    Hey kiddies, bumper to bumper traffic does not signify “off the beaten path”. As a matter of fact, bumper to bumper traffic and crowded trails are the very definition of the beaten path. You think you can change Sedona’s reputation now?

    Stick a fork in tourism for Sedona, it’s done. All the air B&B homes will be for sale cheap soon. There will be Sedona affordable housing. Too bad you ruined Sedona’s reputation and made it a tourist trap.

    Ya’ll blew it. Karma strikes again.

  8. Enjoy your infectious day says:

    Site from AZ dept of health.

    Arizona infection rate is 1.14
    Yavapai County infection rate is 1.34.
    New York is .78
    We are infecting twice as many people as NY.


    Yet we went beyond the first stages of opening up within days.

    That is the difference between good and bad leadership. Think about this when you vote. Would they have my best interest and that of my family, my mother, my children? What are we worth in dollar value?

    Gov. Ducey will never become a Senator because of this historic, very public international blunder.

  9. @ Enjoy your infectious day says:

    You are a classic sucker to believe any of the stats being thrown around by “the authorities.” Stop watching the MSM. The test is bogus, inaccurate. Death certificates have been falsified. Thus the stats are meaningless.

    You are also a classic sheep to need or want “leadership.”

  10. Julie says:

    There have been 29 times that there has been an open Supreme Court seat during an Election year or before an inauguration, and every single time, a sitting President has made a nomination. As a Democrat I support filling the seat now. Like Ruth Bader Ginsberg said a President has the job to do and he or she should do it.

  11. Bruce says:

    Arizona was one of 41 states that saw its jobless rate fall in August. Arizona’s 4.8 percentage point reduction is one of the steepest in the nation. The state’s unemployment rate fell below the national rate of 8.4% after being higher than the national average. August numbers are also the lowest since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of schools and businesses in March.

    Vote for Ducey who kept his eye and government on getting new businesses like Amazon to keep us employed. Ducey landed Amazon and its 11 new sites to hire 3000 workers at double minimum wage starting salary and majority of job salaries higher. AOC Democrats didn’t want that kind of job market for NYC and that’s what a socialist fool puppet does. Joined at the hip with Dem-CA Gov Newsome who just banned all non electric cars in California after 2035. Come on Sedona council do the same and let the residents help you pack your bags for the last electric car out of town. There aren’t words to describe how many anti Americans in the democrat party trying to turn our government and standard of life to be like Russia and China which they admire. No thanks. Been as tourist and happy to never go back. Biden calls them friends. I call them something unprintable.

  12. Francis Ryan Jr. says:

    what’s going on??????? Joe in bunker and now CommaLa headed down to hers ???? They’re doing poorly whenever they open their mouths that they’re being shut up by their party????? Yeah. I’d buy that.

  13. Shelby & Sunset says:

    One fourth of NY deaths were from Cuomo’s decision to put the sick in nursing homes. Okay it was a wrong decision, it costs lives that didn’t need to be lost, but I don’t hear New York owning it and moving on. Since then they’ve learned more. Get on with saving lives and don’t repeat past mistakes.

    I know and you know that we didn’t know anything about global coronavirus pandemics and that means the first responses would be equally wrong or right. I am in healthcare and think by May we were finally beginning to save lives we would have lost due to our medical and scientific ignorance; that’s the learning curve.

    Respirators were made available, but we learned they might be worse than just oxygen. We learned and we learned quickly.

    We learned some drugs helped or worked and we’re learning more now. Our medical and scientific people did this in less than a year. LESS THAN A YEAR. It’s because the administration cut red tape, funneled money to PPE, sent ships, delivered railroad cars full of test kits than worked unlike those from China, it’s because the administration forced American businesses to manufacture sanitizers and medical supplies and stopped them from shipping it overseas, and, we began to practice good hygiene – like washing hands many times a day and not coughing in public without a mask.

    No nation on this planet did more for their own country than this administration did for us during this crisis, none. And this nation helped other nations when no one helped us! This administration performed miracles. They kept places like NY and California from falling into an abyss of death from present and past mismanagement. That’s why enough people survived to create this Hollywood and anti-administration false narrative in those states.

    We’ve been damaged and we’ve been hurt, but we’re all (except one or a few) not living in basements or fearmongering. It isn’t Trump’s fault. It isn’t anyone’s fault, but the scientists who created the coronavirus in a lab in Wuhan, China. Own it. It’s fact. If you believe in science, then you believe that. If you’re a political hack, then you don’t believe in the science of the Wuhan source. You can’t have it both ways. You may not be able to handle truth. Ask the few scientists in the beginning who were sounding the alarm and pointing to China. Remember that the World Health Organization knew and kept it secret for months from the rest of the world – except Russia who closed its border with China before 2020.

    China in the end went with their political hack government and decided its 2025 goal of world domination was more important than disclosing a breach of safety in their Wuhan bio lab. After all, China has a billion plus people to be culled to make their country easier to manage, less mouths to feed.

    Oh well. This American administration believed in its people and we rose to the challenge. Well, SOME of us got out of our basements and went to work trying to fix the problem and some of us are still there crying foul.

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