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Yavapai County Supervisors Extend Emergency Proclamation 60 Days

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the Emergency Proclamation for another 60 days.

Sedona AZToday, March 23, 2020, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors ratified the Emergency Proclamation, signed by Chairman Brown on March 19, and voted to extend the Emergency Proclamation for another 60 days.

Board Counsel Martin Brennan reminded the Board of Supervisors that the authority granted in an Emergency Proclamation comes from Arizona Revised Statute 26-311 which states:

If an emergency is declared pursuant to subsection A, the mayor or 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 city, town, or unincorporated areas of the county, including, but not limited to:

Imposition of curfews in all or portions of the political subdivision.

Ordering the closing of any business.

Closing to public access any public building, street, or other public place.

Calling upon regular or auxiliary law enforcement agencies and organizations within or without the political subdivision for assistance.

Notifying the constitutional officers that the county office for which they are responsible may remain open or may close for the emergency.


To protect the health and safety of the citizens of Yavapai County, Chairman Brown has determined that the Board of Supervisors meetings will not be available to in-person citizen participation for the next 90 days. Each meeting is available to view online at Yavapai.us/meetings.

At least 24 hours prior to each meeting, citizens may send comments regarding current agenda items to ClerkofBoard.Web@yavapai.us to be read into the record.

In order to slow down the progression of the COVID-19 virus, the Board of Adjustments and Planning & Zoning meetings have also been cancelled during the next 90 days.


  1. City Voter says:

    Close Sedona. Tourists don’t belong in Yavapai County or others because it overwhelms our existing food and medical and safety services. Shelter in place means “go home tourists to your place of residence.” Stay healthy.

  2. Rex says:

    Flagstaff Mall is closed for 2 weeks, World Market closed for 2 weeks so Shelter in place and keep safe. Call before you leave home to see what’s open and what’s not.


    Posting a public notice on your website with stats is not enough. Phone help but not on weekends is not enough.
    Pleases start acting like Coconino County and actually do something.
    Post useful information. Get some testing going. Close businesses.
    3 cases in Yavapai county so far is your legacy.

  4. Yavapai County Community Health says:

    Afternoon Update for March 25
    3/25/2020 2:49:00 PM

    March 25 Afternoon Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

    There are 401 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 251 cases, Pima 49, Pinal 23, Coconino 23, Navajo 37, Apache 7, Yavapai 4, Graham 2, and Yuma 3. There have been 6 deaths in AZ, 3 in Maricopa, and 1 in Pima and 2 in Coconino.

    129 tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 111 negative, and 14 pending.

    Yavapai County Emergency Phone bank open M-F 8-5. Call 928-442-5103 for up-to-date local information, resources and guidance.

    For COVID-19 information en español, see http://www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19

    What EVERYONE should be doing: Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits. Do not visit retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance. Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface. Avoid touching your face. Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible including your phone.

  5. Yavapai County Testing Site - Verde Valley Med Center says:

    Northern Arizona Healthcare – Verde Valley Medical Center, Cottonwood AZ

    There will be COVID-19 collection site at VVMC beginning Thursday, March 26 to collect specimens. Patients need a written order form a physician or provider for a sample to be collected.

    Only one person per vehicle will be swabbed. The site will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and is subject to opening or closing based on availability of supplies to operate.

    Symptoms – Cough, fever, tiredness, difficulty breathing (severe cases) People may be sick with the virus for 1-14 days before developing symptoms. If you start developing symptoms, please stay home and call your healthcare provider for screening and possible testing.

  6. Nick , west Sedona says:

    Discount prescription cards on line at http://www.yavapai.us

    you can print yours from the site

    visit and check it out

    updated community health found there

  7. Frannie says:

    Stop spreading this by ignoring the requests for you to act like adults.

  8. Daniel says:

    Just a warning to my fellow local residents – I’ve personally encoutered two businesses will visibly sick emploiyees dealing directly with the public. These orgaizations need to take this pandemic seriously and demand that sick workers stay home! Amtrust Bank in the VOC had one of the tellers SICK, but claiming she was “just getting over the flu, I’m not contagious” coughing, runny nose, the works.
    Yesterday I was at Home Depot in Cottonwood, where everyone was practicing social distancing, then the cashier couged right in my face! Covered his mouth AFTER he coughed – are you people insane?! We must DEMAND that all businesses insist sick emplyees STAY HOME! This is not a joke!

  9. Tony says:

    Are chambers of commerce essential services? Should they be open and offering classes and events? Should they be promoting tourist places because isn’t that a direct violation of the Wuhan flu directives by state and county and cities?

  10. Dottie Neal says:

    NYC was sent thousands of respirators last week but because of a poor city accounting and procurement procedures they didn’t know they were even in stock. DeBlasio and Cuomo need to get their acts together at home before shouting wolf at the government. My daughter lives and works in Manhattan and I want her to know the city is working. Keep safe, Mercedes. Love, Mommy at home safe and sound

  11. Malika says:

    @daniel call public health and report them

  12. John Silverman says:

    President Trump did the impossible and he did it brilliantly. Today he said his first priority is and has always been life first, and he signed the right to try bill that no other administration would support. Thank you, Mr. President. Hats off to every person on that American Coronavirus task force and the ones that supported them behind the scenes. My name is John Silverman and I approve this message.

  13. Tracy, Prescott AZ says:

    The county and state need to show the inventory of each hospital now and after they get shipments and do other inventories and match to beds/patients/charges.

    I’m a healthcare worker and that’s what needs to be done to follow the money. Every medical facility including doctor offices has a buyer department and an accounting department! It’s simple to find the greed, people. Do the same with pharmacies because problems can be found there like the Prescott oxy and fen prescriptions!

    Hospital charge sheets have to match inventories. If they don’t then find out why.

  14. Borders Matter says:

    The coronavirus has acted as a solvent on a decade or more of cliches about the arrival of a globalized world where old lines drawn on a map no longer matter.

    In a crisis, everyone turns to borders as a first line of defense. —Rich Lowry

  15. Be Heard During Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Meetings says:

    Comments Heard During Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Meetings

    Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meetings have been closed to the public but public participation is still important and here is how it can be done.

    The Yavapai County Clerk of the Board has provided the following instructions for commenting on an upcoming agenda item.

    In order to provide a way for your comments to be heard by the Board of Supervisors on current agenda items, please provide them in writing to clerkofboard.web@yavapai.us prior to 12:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled meeting.

    The comments will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors.

    If you would like to speak on a matter concerning a Hearing Item, please provide your phone number via email to clerkofboard.web@yavapai.us 48 hours prior to the meeting. You will be called into the meeting by the meeting administrator and your phone number will appear on the screen.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times and wish you good health.

    Board of Supervisor meetings may be viewed at http://www.yavapai.us/meetings/video-list http://www.yavapai.us/meetings/video-list http://www.yavapai.us/meetings/video-list

    Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 9:00 A.M.

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