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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... 

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,... 

Arizona National Guard Assists Navajo Nation

Sedona AZ – More than 25 Citizen-Soldiers responded to a request from the Navajo Nation yesterday to establish a medical care facility and to augment healthcare planning needs. This effort is a pivot from the initial response of the Arizona National Guard’s stand up of troops in response to the COVID-19 threat and expands the organization’s use of capabilities into the medical realm. “This... 

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 Fire District COVID-19 Preparation Update

Sedona AZ – As the COVID-19 pandemic develops, Sedona Fire District Fire Chief Jon Trautwein wants to assure the community that as an essential service provider, SFD continues to accomplish its mission and provide for the safety of the community effectively. Engaging the community and various stakeholders to provide options and solutions to a wide variety of fire service issues is the Fire Chief’s... 

City of Sedona offers three ways to manage wastewater bills

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – Because the city of Sedona recognizes residents and business owners are experiencing financial loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, consider these three ways to assist in managing payment for wastewater bills: No new late fees on all accounts will be incurred for 90 days. Pay on time or wait until you are able to make your payments. If you are... 

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... 

AZ Governor Ducey Executive Order Prevents Closing Essential Services

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signs Executive Order on March 23, 2020, prohibiting the closure of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sedona AZ – On March 23, 2020 Governor Douglas A. Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-12 Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services (https://azgovernor.gov/executive- orders) which establishes the Arizona Courts as Essential Government Functions. Therefore,... 

Coconino National Forest Closes Recreation Sites Indefinitely

Sedona AZ — Coconino National Forest has closed its developed recreation and day-use sites indefinitely to protect public and employee health, as well as align with state and local measures already in place to lessen the impact of COVID-19. The vast majority of the forest is still open to visitors who want to spend time outdoors participating in recreational opportunities that support social distancing,... 

Yavapai County asks communities to be part of COVID-19 solution

Sedona AZ – The following letter to the SedonaEye.com editor was received from Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairman Randy Garrison: Yavapai County Board of Supervisors in session As we work our way through these historic events, we would like to remind everyone that this will pass and as a community many lessons will be learned, and together we will be stronger for them. Please slow... 
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