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AZ Governor Ducey issues stay-at-home order until April 30

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

Sedona AZ To limit the spread of COVID-19, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order for all of Arizona until April 30, 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.

Under this Executive Order, essential activities include:

  • Obtaining necessary supplies and services for family, household members and pets, such as groceries, food and supplies for household consumption.
  • Engaging in activities essential for health and safety, including things such as seeking medical, behavioral health or emergency services and obtaining medical supplies or medication.
  • Caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household or residence, which includes but is not limited to transportation for essential health and safety activities and to obtain necessary supplies and services for the other household.
  • Engaging in outdoor exercise activities, such as walking, hiking, running, biking or golfing, but only if appropriate physical distancing practices are used.
  • Attending work in or conducting essential services which includes but is not limited to transporting children to child care services for attending work in an essential service.
  • Engaging in constitutionally protected activities such as speech and religion, the democratic process to include voting any legal or court process provided that such is conducted in a manner that provides appropriate physical distancing to the extent feasible.

Download the Executive Order in its entirety here and read list of the Governor’s essential services here. See the Governor’s press release on this order here.

Restaurants are still allowed to offer take out and delivery services, spas and salons may continue to operate, but non-essential businesses must close, if they haven’t already.

Anyone who violates this proclamation will be notified and given the opportunity to comply. After that, anyone who doesn’t comply will be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. 

This Executive Order supersedes Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty’s Emergency Proclamation, but Moriarty supports the Governor’s decision, “The time is now for people to start treating social distancing like their lives depend on it—because it just might,” said Moriarty.

The city is in frequent contact with the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services, Coconino and Yavapai counties and their epidemiologists, emergency response teams and policy leaders, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders to monitor the situation daily.

More information

Read the FAQ document the city compiled on this order here.

For questions, email questions@sedonaaz.gov.

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.

Health resources

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


  1. Yavapai County Hospitals & Med Centers says:

    Yavapai County AZ has seven hospital facilities:

    Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
    3700 North Windsong Drive Prescott Valley, AZ

    Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
    500 Highway 89 Prescott, AZ

    Verde Valley Medical Center
    269 South Candy Lane Cottonwood, AZ

    Verde Valley Medical Center: Sedona Campus
    3700 Arizona 89 Sedona, AZ

    Windhaven Psychiatric Hospital
    3347 North Windsong Drive Prescott Valley, AZ

    Yavapai Regional Medical Center
    1003 Willow Creek Road Prescott, AZ

    Yavapai Regional Medical Center – East
    7700 Florentine Road Prescott Valley, AZ

  2. Arizona Health Department Hospital Information says:


    Individual Hospital Statistics for state of Arizona.

    Statistics for non-federal, short-term, acute care hospitals.

    Data are based on each hospital’s most recent cost report and other sources / Definitions.

    You’ll find hospital name, beds, staffing, and more by town and facility name.

  3. Adriana says:

    Ducey’s plan is no way enough. We will end up with more than we can handle. People are not respecting this directive. EVERYTHING needs to be closed EXCEPT grocery, pharmacies and medical. That is it. How can you leave golf courses and salons open. Maybe because his wife owns many salons…..what is the purpose then??? Doesnt he have a clue???? Horrible. Not voting for him if I survive.

  4. Today says:

    According to the County’s coronavirus website, there are 55 confirmed cases in the county as of Friday, with 19 in Flagstaff and 12 in Page. There have been 324 negative tests and results are pending on 136 tests. The state of Arizona is up to 665 confirmed cases.

  5. @ Today says:

    The stats are meaningless because the test is grossly inaccurate and corona is being falsely attributed. Go to this blog and learn (if that’s possible!). https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/

  6. Bob, west Sedona says:

    @adriana seriously?? your grasp on this quarantine is a beef with someone owning salons? listen dear there are salon owners here that need those dollars and no one owns enough salons to get mega rich on if that’s your inference, they work harder than you because they are business owner operators on their feet all day working with chemicals and ungrateful people like you. Golf courses are like walking in your yard dearie because you play by yourself for most part and can social distance greater than 6 ft for rest of it. You want to go play go play because that course is not a track of housing blight but a beautiful soothing greenspace. Appreciate it for the birds and animals that your house prevents them from having.

  7. Mike says:

    Cover your nose and mouth when you are in stores. Humanity will appreciate your effort.

  8. @ Mike says:

    Cover your own friggin’ nose and mouth. Better yet, just stay home and cower like a good little sheep.

    This a hoax. The so-called “test” is totally bogus ( watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvLx17NNlu0&t=1s ) and people who died of anything are being falsely categorized as a virus death.

    TV footage of overcrowded hospitals and lines are staged. Ordinary people around the country are filming empty hospitals without lines. Watch: https://youtu.be/5pIMD1enwd4

  9. Hal says:

    Communist National Network.

  10. Dry Creek - Thank you, Mr. President & Coronavirus Team says:


    Former Vice President Joe Biden was wrong when he said that the Trump administration made no effort to get U.S. medical experts into China as the novel coronavirus epidemic spread there early this year.

    “[W]hen we were talking … early on in this crisis, we said — I said, among others, that, you know, you should get into China, get our experts there, we have the best in the world, get them in so we know what’s actually happening,” Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said at a CNN virtual town hall on March 27. “There was no effort to do that.”

    Except that isn’t the case.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tried to get into China just one week after China reported the outbreak to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31, 2019.

    “On January 6, we offered to send a CDC team to China that could assist with these public health efforts,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said at a Jan. 28 press conference. “I reiterated that offer when I spoke to China’s Minister of Health on Monday, and it was reiterated again via the World Health Organization today. We are urging China: More cooperation and transparency are the most important steps you can take toward a more effective response.”

    More than a week later, Azar said again at a Feb. 7 press conference that “our longstanding offer to send world-class experts to China to assist remains on the table.”

    At the time, the New York Times reported, “Normally, teams from the agency’s Epidemic Intelligence Service can be in the air within 24 hours.”

    The Biden campaign did not respond to our requests for comment.

    A team of public health experts from the WHO was allowed by Chinese authorities to visit Wuhan, where the outbreak began, later in February, according to the South China Morning Post. The team included specialists from the United States as well as Germany, Russia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Nigeria….

  11. Stay at home extended until May 15 says:

    Gov. Ducey extended his stay-at-home order statewide through May 15, but said he will allow a few nonessential retail businesses to reopen with health guidelines. The governor said there are signs the spread of the new virus has slowed in the state, but there’s no clear indication that deaths and new cases are trending down.

    A few retail businesses will open Monday using curbside and delivery service or with inside appointments, and will completely reopen by the end of next week if they take steps to allow social distancing.

    Restaurants will not reopen dining rooms before May 12 and with limitations.

  12. Wm. & Lois F. says:

    We are very happy for the two week extension and even longer if the Governor feels it’s necessary.

    It’s unfortunate for Sedona because our trail heads are swarming with careless visitors who don’t seem to give a hoot about following the distance rule. Neighbors who also have a home in California told us they were ordered to leave the State – that all government buildings (among other facilities) are closed in many places in and around L.A. Thus possibly at least one of the reasons for so many CA license plates.

    We don’t want or need you here spreading your germs in our restaurants and other businesses. Keep things shut down. Let them go back to where they came from!

  13. only if we DON'T test says:

    Yavapai County and the Verde Valley are role models in flattening the curve. HOW? We have done little to no testing. We have a lot of tests coming in now. Wait for those results before we rush to May 15th since we are all so focused on health. It is the correct choice.

    All of Yavapai County has tested 2339 ppl out of 230,000 residents. 16 today for the Blitz Campaign!!! That gives an false illusion of safety!!!


    Click on Yavapai map area for specifics. All % positives are incorrect. Data is flawed.

    Joint statement from Verde Valley politicos. Why not a joint statement for testing?


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