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City of Sedona Arizona Declares State of Emergency

Article submitted by the city of Sedona.

Sedona AZTo 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 rapidly evolving situation.

No decisions have been made on business closures, but those and other actions will be discussed in the coming days in these unprecedented times.

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

To learn more information to the city’s response to COVID-19, go to www.sedonaaz.gov/covid19.

Health resources

Look to the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and county resources for more information on COVID-19:

Coconino County Health and Human Services COVID-19 hotline: 928-679-7300 and website.
Yavapai County Health Services hotline: 844-542-8201 and website.
Coconino County COVID-19 drive up swab testing information.
CDC website on coronavirus.
Tips on coronavirus prevention.
Arizona Department of Health and Human Services information.
CDC’s travel notices.


  1. Bashas Grocery Store says:

    Read this –

    Bashas’ announced on Tuesday it would allow customers 65 and older to shop at the grocery chain from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesdays, an hour before the store opens to the general public. The change begins this week on March 18 and customers will need to show a valid ID.

    Customers needing a caretaker will be allowed one in the store with them, but will not be able to shop for themselves.

  2. Jennifer says:

    If you cared about your community would would shut down business. We have MILLIONS of people from all over. YOU are greedy! Only care about money! It’s already here you selfish people! There just aren’t tests to prove it! Wake up!

  3. Grocery Stores Required to stay open says:

    Grocery stores are required to stay open.

    The chamber should take all the millions they got off of the backs of merchants Tax imposed by the city and PAY the businesses owners back so they can survive this.

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