Sedona AZ (May 16, 2020) – With Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home Executive Order expiring on May 15, 2020, the city of Sedona will incrementally resume in-person services beginning May 18, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the city has provided services virtually since March 18, 2020.
During the first phase of reopening on May 18, expected to last a week, the doors to buildings will remain closed but if in-person meetings are needed, they may be scheduled by calling or emailing. The city will require physical distancing and mask wearing protocols for any in-person meeting. In subsequent phases, City Hall buildings will be open to the public for limited hours, phasing into full office hours, as city staff gradually return to in-office work.
- Parks facilities including the tennis/pickleball and basketball courts are reopened but playgrounds remain closed.
- The city will continue to not allow city facilities rentals, all city-sponsored and city-permitted large gathering events, and private gatherings or events on city properties. This will be reevaluated by May 31, 2020.
- The Sedona Community Pool will be closed until further notice, with the goal of opening in June.
- The city will continue to hold City Council meetings virtually and suspend in-person public comment during the month of May. Effective early June the city will either resume in-person meetings with appropriate physical distancing and other health protocols or will develop a way to accept public comment through a virtual format.
Sedona businesses and customers are encouraged to follow the Safe, Clean, Ready guidelines developed with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Read about these safety guidelines and which businesses have adopted them on the Safe, Clean, Ready website.
The city, in coordination with Coconino and Yavapai counties, is monitoring the situation daily and following the guidelines set-forth by the federal, state and county government and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Look to the following CDC, state and county resources for more information on COVID-19:
- Coconino County Health and Human Services COVID-19 hotline: 928-679-7300 and website.
- Yavapai County Health Services hotline: 928-442-5103 and website.
- Statewide hotline on all COVID-19-related issues: dial 211.
- CDC website on coronavirus.
- Tips on coronavirus prevention and 10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home.
- Arizona Department of Health and Human Services information.
- CDC’s travel notices.
- The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America.