Updates to Sedonans

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March 5, 2021

Dear fellow Sedonans,

Governor Rescinds Occupancy Restrictions for Restaurants, Bars, other Businesses

On March 5, Governor Ducey announced occupancy limitations for restaurants, gyms, theaters, water parks, bowling alleys, and bars providing dine in services are rescinded effective immediately. However, distancing and mask protocols remain in place. Read the complete Executive Order.

Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 vaccination information, including appointments, is available through Coconino County and Yavapai County websites.

Yavapai County Community Health Services and Northern Arizona Healthcare offer up to date statistics on COVID-19’s local impact, including number and location of cases, hospital bed space and critical care bed space. For testing sites near you, put in your ZIP code at Arizona Department of Health

Visitor Education

Visitor Education remains a top priority for the City of Sedona and the SCC&TB. We are also reaching out to visitors, vigorously promoting our “Mask Up, Sedona” messages and posters that list these eight safety practices when visiting Sedona:  

  1. Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with a sick person.
  2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Maintain a six foot distance from others.
  5. Wear a protective face covering in public (when six feet distancing isn’t possible).
  6. Limit contact with others.
  7. Avoid congregating in public areas.
  8. Stay on trails except to let people pass (maintain six foot distance).

Businesses have access to Sedona Chamber posters advising customers that masks are required and listing safe behaviors. We regularly encourage businesses to be sure their posters are prominently displayed and that employees are following safety protocols.

Mitigation Requirements For Events

By Executive Order, organized public events of more than 50 people may only be approved by local cities, towns and counties if safety precautions issued by the CDC and ADHS are in place, and the event organizer has committed to implementing and enforcing these precautions.

If an event is approved, the jurisdiction must post on their website the mitigation measures that the event organizer is required to implement and must dedicate resources to enforcing those mitigation measures.

A city, town or county may deny a request for an organized event due to public health concerns related to COVID-19.

Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready Educates Residents, Visitors, Businesses 

274 businesses have signed on to Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready as we continue to help residents, visitors and businesses interact safely. This site lists all participating businesses and valuable safety tips. Look for Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready window stickers and posters at businesses all over town.

Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest steps we are taking together to battle the pandemic. 

Candace Carr Strauss

sed-20-maskcampaign-1000x500-fnlpurpleAdditional Resources:

Support the Sedona community! – Here’s How You Can Help

Here you will find the Sedona Emergency Community Resource Directory.