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Use Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Sedona AZ – CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus... 

USFS Evaluating Trail and Trailhead Closures during pandemic

Sedona AZ – To continue measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty, along with other Verde Valley and Yavapai County leaders, are in preliminary discussions with the U.S. Forest Service Red Rock Ranger District management to evaluate closing the most popular trails and trailheads where social distancing is not being practiced. The Red Rock Ranger District Manager Amy Tinderholt... 

Sedona Mayor to extend business mandates until April 10

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – To continue to protect the health and safety of the community against the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Sandy Moriarty will extend the Emergency Proclamation with mandates on businesses to April 10, 2020. As a reminder, the Proclamation states the following: All restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, retail food facilities, and other... 

Sedona City Councilor Hudson resigns, Council accepting applications

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – Due to the resignation of Councilor Janice Hudson effective March 21, 2020, the Sedona City Council is accepting applications to fill a vacant Council seat. The term for this vacancy will end November/December 2022, when the newly elected Councilors are seated following the Fall 2022 election cycle. Applications for this vacancy will be accepted... 

Sedona extends policy to keep city facilities closed

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – To protect citizens and city staff from the spread of COVID-19, the city of Sedona is extending its policy to close in-person access to city facilities and continue with virtual and phone services until April 5, 2020. Until April 5, 2020, essential functions and services by the City of Sedona Police Department, city maintenance and wastewater... 

Sedona Fire District Suspends Burn Permits

Sedona AZ – Effective immediately Sedona Fire District has suspended the issuance of new burn permits and will is not allowing the activation of existing permits. “The moratorium on burning yard waste is made in order to align us with our state and federal partners which are suspending all prescribed burns for the time being,” said Fire Marshal Jon Davis. This decision will promote elevated... 

Sedona resident first positive Yavapai County COVID-19 case

Sedona AZ – A Sedona resident has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. The case is currently under investigation by Yavapai County Community Health Services, and contacts to the case are also being identified and contacted. This is the forty-fifth case in Arizona. Now that it has hit “home” in Yavapai County, it is imperative to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, avoiding... 

Yavapai County AZ Issues Proclamation of Countywide Emergency

Sedona AZ – Yavapai County Arizona Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown, on March 19, 2020, signed a Proclamation of a Countywide Emergency. The proclamation provides the Chairman with additional opportunities and resources to protect Yavapai County residents, working in coordination with local cities and towns, should the need arise in the future. COVID-19 poses a serious public health... 

Sedona Mayor Updates Emergency Proclamation to include business mandates

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – Because the safety of residents is the most important consideration and to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, city of Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty updated yesterday’s Proclamation of Emergency to mandate the following regarding businesses, effective 11:59 p.m. on March 19, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2020: All restaurants,... 

City of Sedona Arizona Declares State of Emergency

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – To be proactive and precautionary regarding the potential effects of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, city of Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty declared a state of emergency. This is a routine measure meant to ensure the city can be nimble in the response to COVID-19 and dedicate the resources to take whatever actions are deemed necessary in this... 
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