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Yavapai County AZ Issues Proclamation of Countywide Emergency

Sedona AZYavapai 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 threat for infectious disease spread to Yavapai County residents and visitors if proper precautions recommended by public health are not followed. In Yavapai County, public health and health care systems have identified precautions and interventions that can mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It is necessary and appropriate to take action to ensure the spread of COVID- 19 is controlled and that the residents of Yavapai County remain safe and healthy.

The Chairman of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is authorized by the Yavapai County Emergency Operations Plan, Yavapai County Resolution No. 1967, and by A.RS. § 26-311 to declare an emergency. During the emergency, the Chairman shall govern by proclamation and have the authority to impose all necessary regulations to preserve the peace and order in the unincorporated areas of the county, including but not limited to:

    • Imposing curfews
    • Ordering the closing of any business
    • Closing to public access any public building, street, or other public place
    • Call upon regular or auxiliary law enforcement agencies and organizations within or without the political subdivision for assistance
    • Notify the constitutional officers (Sheriff, County Attorney, Recorder, Treasurer, Assessor, Superintendent of Schools, and Supervisors) that the County office for which they are responsible may remain open or may be closed for the emergency.

Yavapai County Arizona

Chairman of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, does hereby determine that the COVID-19 outbreak presents conditions in Yavapai County, which may be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of Yavapai County; and does hereby declare:

1.  That an emergency now exists in the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County

2.  That the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors shall, during such emergency, govern by proclamation and shall have the authority to impose all necessary regulations to preserve the peace and order of the unincorporated areas of the county.

3.  That during this emergency, political subdivisions have full power to provide mutual aid to any affected area in accordance with local ordinances, resolutions, emergency plans or agreements therefore.


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  2. Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village says:

    Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is open.

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  4. Fred says:

    do your part

  5. COVID19 testing ranked by State says:


    updated daily AZ population, 7,300,000

    [SedonaEye.com editor: The Politico hyperlink is offsite and is a hyperlink sent by an SE reader. Basic knowledge of Arizona statistics should include the population of Phoenix is about 1,661,000 (2018) and it is the 5th most populous city in the US. The Phoenix metro area population is approximately 4.75 million (2017) making Phoenix one of the largest cities in the US.

    The Politico article hyperlinked above is not scientific and is anecdotal. Read the comments to its article also.

    Remember to wash your hands often during the day and practice social distancing.]

  6. Tlaquepaque Stores and Galleries are closed says:

    Every day I go to this site WAITING for them to close.

    Tlaquepaque Stores and Galleries are closed until March 31, 2020 for the safety of our employees and visitors.
    Restaurants continue PICK UP and DELIVERY SERVICES during the week. Check individual websites for menus. Thank you for your understanding.

    Thank you for closing.

  7. Andrew & Sally says:

    Tlaquepaque is in Coconino County and this article references Yavapai. We’re wondering if Coconino has the same or similar mandate for closing as Yavapai? Anyone know?

  8. Sedona Larry says:

    Pelosi is delaying aid to families by prioritizing an open borders agenda. Her coronavirus bill does the following:

    – Limits ICE and Border Patrol
    – Extends immigrant visas and work permits
    – Blocks denying funds to sanctuary cities

    It must be stopped! WE DON’T NEED MORE PEOPLE TO DIE OR USE THE LIMITED RESOURCES WE HAVE TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS. WE HAVE MILLIONS THAT CAN’T WORK AND NEED WORK AND THEY DON’T WANT TO FIGHT WITH ILLEGALS TO FEED THEIR TAXES AND MORTGAGES. Shut up Nancy. You’ve done nothing during this pandemic but cause more problems. You’re an obstructionist and it’s not right. Your fellow Democrats worked out a bipartisan agreement and you come back from a week’s vacation and tell them you’re the boss of it all? Go back on vacation.

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