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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... 

Eddie Maddock: To Buy or Not To Buy

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock reports on the Sedona closed to the public March 24, 2020 City Council Meeting. Sedona AZ – Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic mandate requiring individuals to remain socially distanced by at least ten feet, the Sedona City Council meeting on March 24, 2020 was, perhaps as an understatement, peculiar if not downright eerie. In center seat at the dais... 

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... 

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... 

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,... 
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