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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 similar businesses and establishments are prohibited from serving food and beverages on their premises.
      • Businesses are encouraged to offer food and beverages using delivery service, window service, drive-through service, or drive-up service, and to use precautions in doing so to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing.

The following businesses are closed to occupancy by the public:

      • Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other similar businesses and establishments offering alcoholic beverages of spiritous liquor for consumption on-premises.
      • Theaters, cinemas, and indoor and outdoor performance venues.
      • Museums.
      • Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, yoga and barre studios, and other similar facilities.
      • Bingo halls and other recreational or entertainment facilities. This does not prohibit an owner, employee, contractor, vendor or supplier of a local business from entering, using or occupying that place of business in their professional capacity.

The restrictions do not apply to any of the following:

        • Grocery stores, markets, convenience stores, and other similar businesses and establishments that offer food and beverage that is not for on-premises consumption.
        • Pharmacies and drug stores.
        • Food banks and food pantries.
        • Restaurants located within health care facilities, nursing homes, shelters, group homes, places of worship or similar facilities.
        • Restaurants located at institutions of higher learning.
        • Nail salons and massage parlors.
        • Vendors and concessionaires located within the Sedona Airport.
        • Banks and financial institutions.

All businesses and houses of worship are encouraged to limit gatherings and practice social distancing. Anyone who violates this proclamation will be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

“We know that our business community is experiencing financial hardships because of COVID-19, but when lives are at stake, there is no other option but to act in the best interest of the health and safety of our residents,” said Moriarty.

The updated Proclamation will be signed early next week and before April 10; Moriarty will revaluate if another extension is necessary.

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 for businesses that have questions on the Proclamation of Emergency here and read the Mayor’s letter to the community here.

For business that still have questions, email questions@sedonaaz.gov.

To read the full Proclamation, 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:

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. NAIL SALONS OPEN? says:

    Germs’ such as bacteria, fungi and viruses (including the Coronavirus) can harbour underneath the nail space and easily be transmitted to whatever you touch. Put simply, you cannot see the dirt that lies beneath.

    Its a pandemic, cut your nails. Lose the fakes.

  2. LET'S GO BACK TO WORK says:

    Turn the economy back on; even Fauci is confessing…


    If I could reach through my screen and physically shake people with this news, I would.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US front man for managing the “pandemic,” has just written an article that ought to be titled: I WAS WRONG AND THIS IS MY CONFESSION.

    Fauci, New England Journal of Medicine, March 26, “Covid-19 — Navigating the Uncharted”:

    “If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968)…”

    In case there is any doubt, those “pandemic influenza seasons” of 1957 and 1968 did NOT result in any lockdowns. People went outdoors. They mingled. They sat in stadiums. They went to their jobs.

    SO TURN THE ECONOMY BACK ON NOW. End the insanity.

    Unfortunately, no surprise, the major media are still highlighting fear, so it’s up to people to spread this message in any and every way they can: TIME TO GO BACK TO WORK. TURN ON THE ECONOMY.

    When the man in charge of an unprecedented global operation says the product he was selling was defective, when he admits the whole basis for it was over-promoted…that is gigantic. Don’t expect Fauci to apologize abjectly and lie down in the street and let a steamroller flatten him. Understand? This is as good as it’ll get. Don’t wait for anything more.

    You’re already on your computer. Get out the message. TURN THE ECONOMY BACK ON NOW.

    In case you haven’t noticed, major media have been shoving the devastating economic effects of the global lockdowns into the background. They aren’t leading their daily coverage with people’s lives being destroyed. They’re pushing case numbers and new COVID horror stories. This is not an accident. This is conscious policy. Network bosses have sent down the word. Don’t emphasize the economic human wreckage. Instead, it’s: we’ll all get through this, we’re all in this together. Here are seven steps you can take when you’re washing your hands. It’s robot city.

    After a hurricane or an earthquake, the news shows you the rubble and the families with their belongings in sacks wandering through torn roads. Reporters interview mothers who are sitting on curbs in a daze…

    But this time, not so. They don’t want people to grasp viscerally what loss of jobs and businesses and money actually means. They want passive acceptance.

    Don’t let them get away with it.

    Wake people up out of their trance.


    Jon Rappoport

  3. NOT JUST YET says:


    37 years old:

    “I have never smoked. I have never had asthma. I have never had a respiratory issue. I exercise regularly. My diet is pretty damn clean. I have never drank alcohol. I have no relevant underlying medical illness to speak of (save for the migraines – and the sinus issues). I should have been unaffected. This virus doesn’t care,”

    Our pot of soup is ready too. Just waiting on the tide coming in from east and west.

    Some of the high level advice I have heard here and there:

    No need for concern. Open the windows.
    Don’t need mask like the rest of the world.
    We have lots of “tools” in the toolbox.
    We are ready with tests.
    We don’t have tests.
    No need to stay home any more.
    We can work by Easter.
    We need to stay distant in April.

    My advice.
    Fight for your safety and others. Stay home right now.
    REMEMBER you are an American. Be awake. Be vigilant.


    Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. – Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan released on March 27,2020. It is important to remember.

  4. Remax Realtor says:

    Landlords won’t be collecting rent from restaurants, store owners, period no mas rent from almost everyone. WTF are you talking about revenue, city?

    There will be no revenue for you and that means you have to balance the budget NOW to meet your payrolls, etc. Lay off city staff now except for essential workers. WE don’t need the parks and rec people, we don’t need open city pools, we don’t need most people at city hall save for one or two and essentials need to work from home. They only sit at desks there so let them sit at desks at home. WE DON’T NEED YOU TO LINE THE POCKETS OF ONE OWNER OF A PIECE OF LAND WHO CAN’T SELL IT ANYWAY NOW. STOP THE DEAL. DELAY IT UNTIL NEXT YEAR. HE’LL AGREE. HE HAS NO OTHER BUYER OR ANYONE INTERESTED AND WON’T HAVE. You people are ignorant at city hall and drunk on power and our money. No one will be driving here for a couple of years at least before things return to even a percentage of normal.

  5. @REmax Realtor says:

    I agree. Our “professional staff”, bull. The city manager managed a town with 8 employees before he came to Sedona. The Assistant City manager took on the duties of the Planning and Development Director, they both made 6 figure incomes and benefits. How could that be if both were really working? The fact of the matter is we could close the “City of Sedona down and not even notice.

  6. @ NOT JUST YET says:

    “I have no relevant underlying medical illness to speak of (save for the migraines – and the sinus issues).”

    Very funny. Migraines are an indication that someth8ng is and has been very wrong. And “sinus issues?” What a hoot! You are a just another idiot.

  7. Shut Sedona down completely says:

    Vermont’s order suspends lodging and applies to hotels, bed and breakfasts, as well as short-term rentals such as Airbnb and campgrounds, Scott said. That includes online advertising and booking, he said. “If you don’t need to come to Vermont, please don’t,” he said. “This is about public health and safety which is our top priority.”

    Virginia’s new ‘stay at home order’ will last until June 10 until modified, which critics cited as a more reasonable timeline, and noted that even Trump is now making gestures toward June.

    Health and safety of residents and employees must be Sedona’s first priority.


    Corona: creating the illusion of a pandemic through diagnostic tests

    Nailed them, with their own words.

    In this article, I’ll present quotes from official sources about their own diagnostic test for the coronavirus. I’m talking about fatal flaws in the test.

    Because case numbers are based on those tests (or no tests at all), the whole “pandemic effect” has been created out of fake science.

    In a moment of truth, a propaganda pro might murmur to a colleague, “You know, we’ve got a great diagnostic test for the virus. The test turns out all sorts of results that say this person is diseased and that person is diseased. Millions of diseased people. But the test doesn’t really measure that. The test is ridiculous, but ridiculous in our favor. It builds the picture of a global pandemic. An excuse to lock down the planet and wreck economies and lives…”

    The widespread test for the COVID-19 virus is called the PCR. I have written much about it in past articles.

    Now let’s go to published official literature, and see what it reveals. Spoiler alert: the admitted holes and shortcomings of the test are devastating.

    From “CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel”:

    “Detection of viral RNA may not indicate the presence of infectious virus or that 2019-nCoV is the causative agent for clinical symptoms.”

    Translation: A positive test doesn’t guarantee that the COVID virus is causing infection at all. And, ahem, reading between the lines, maybe the COVID virus might not be in the patient’s body at all, either.

    From the World Health Organization (WHO): “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance: Laboratory testing for 2019-nCoV in humans”:

    “Several assays that detect the 2019-nCoV have been and are currently under development, both in-house and commercially. Some assays may detect only the novel virus [COVID] and some may also detect other strains (e.g. SARS-CoV) that are genetically similar.”

    Translation: Some PCR tests register positive for types of coronavirus that have nothing to do with COVID—including plain old coronas that cause nothing more than a cold.

    The WHO document adds this little piece: “Protocol use limitations: Optional clinical specimens for testing has [have] not yet been validated.”

    Translation: We’re not sure which tissue samples to take from the patient, in order for the test to have any validity.


    “…The SARS-CoV-2RNA [COVID virus] is generally detectable in respiratory specimens during the acute phase of infection. Positive results are indicative of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA; clinical correlation with patient history and other diagnostic information is necessary to determine patient infection status…THE AGENT DETECTED MAY NOT BE THE DEFINITE CAUSE OF DISEASE (CAPS are mine). Laboratories within the United States and its territories are required to report all positive results to the appropriate public health authorities.”

    Translation: On the one hand, we claim the test can “generally” detect the presence of the COVID virus in a patient. But we admit that “the agent detected” on the test, by which we mean COVID, “may not be the definite cause of disease.” We also admit that, unless the patient has an acute infection, we can’t find COVID. Therefore, the idea of “asymptomatic patients” confirmed by the test is nonsense. And even though a positive test for COVID may not indicate the actual cause of disease, all positive tests must be reported—and they will be counted as “COVID cases.” Regardless.

    From a manufacturer of PCR test kit elements, Creative Diagnostics, “SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Multiplex RT-qPCR Kit”:

    “Regulatory status: For research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures.”

    Translation: Don’t use the test result alone to diagnose infection or disease. Oops.

    “non-specific interference of Influenza A Virus (H1N1), Influenza B Virus (Yamagata), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (type B), Respiratory Adenovirus (type 3, type 7), Parainfluenza Virus (type 2), Mycoplasma Pneumoniae, Chlamydia Pneumoniae, etc.”

    Translation: Although this company states the test can detect COVID, it also states the test can read FALSELY positive if the patient has one of a number of other irrelevant viruses in his body. What is the test proving, then? Who knows? Flip a coin.

    “Application Qualitative”

    Translation: This clearly means the test is not suited to detect how much virus is in the patient’s body. I’ll cover how important this admission is in a minute.

    “The detection result of this product is only for clinical reference, and it should not be used as the only evidence for clinical diagnosis and treatment. The clinical management of patients should be considered in combination with their symptoms/signs, history, other laboratory tests and treatment responses. The detection results should not be directly used as the evidence for clinical diagnosis, and are only for the reference of clinicians.”

    Translation: Don’t use the test as the exclusive basis for diagnosing a person with COVID. And yet, this is exactly what health authorities are doing all over the world. All positive tests must be reported to government agencies, and they are counted as COVID cases.”

    Those quotes, from official government and testing sources, torpedo the whole “scientific” basis of the test.

    And now, I’ll add another, lethal blow: the test has never been validated properly as an instrument to detect disease. Even assuming it can detect the presence of the COVID virus in a patient, it doesn’t show HOW MUCH virus is in the body. And that is key, because in order to even begin talking about actual illness in the real world, not in a lab, the patient would need to have millions and millions of the virus actively replicating in his body.

    Proponents of the test assert that it CAN measure how much virus is in the body. To which I reply: prove it.

    Prove it in a way it should have been proven decades ago—but never was.

    Take five hundred people and remove tissue samples from them. The people who take the samples do NOT do the test. The testers will never know who the patients are and what condition they’re in.

    The testers run their PCR on the tissue samples. In each case, they say which virus they found and HOW MUCH of it they found.

    “All right, in patients 24, 46, 65, 76, 87, and 93 we found a great deal of virus.”

    Now we un-blind those patients. They should all be sick, because they have so much virus replicating in their bodies. Are they sick? Are they running marathons? Let’s find out.

    This OBVIOUS vetting of the test has never been done. That is an enormous scandal. Where are the controlled test results in 500 patients, a thousand patients? Nowhere.

    The test is an unproven fraud.

    And, therefore, the COVID pandemic, which is supposed to be based on that test, is also a fraud.

    “But…but…what about all the sick and dying people…why are they sick?”

    I’ve written thousands of words answering that question, in past articles. A NUMBER of conditions—none involving COVID, and most involving old traditional diseases—are making people sick.

    Jon Rappoport

  9. Dan says:

    Cottonwood has a pharmaceutical manufacturing company that produces vitamins and there’s places down in the valley. Can’t we be incentivized to produce pharmaceuticals that are produced in China here in AZ? Sourcing materials needs to come from other countries like New Zealand and Australia and most from home. Let’s start producing less pot and more potatoes if you want to be trite. It will produce more jobs for more Americans and we can’t be threatened like China did a couple weeks ago to turn off our pharmaceutical chain.

    “You see it again today. So, for instance, China says they have no more new cases, no more new deaths, yet they just closed all movie theaters nationwide only a few days after having opened them up,” he said on Sunday Morning Futures,” adding that Wuhan mortuaries also tell a different story from government officials.

    “They say they’ve only had 2,500 cases that resulted in deaths or so, yet a single mortuary has ordered more than 5,000 urns. You can look at these basic facts to know that the Chinese Communist Party is still lying today, as they were in December and January, and that’s why what could have been a local problem in Wuhan turned into a global pandemic from which more than 2,000 Americans have now died.”

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