COTTONWOOD, AZ – March 20, 2020 – In an effort to protect our citizens and keep our healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed, Mayor Tim Elinski has declared a public health emergency for the City of Cottonwood.1 This decree aligns with Executive Order 2020-09 issued by Governor Doug Ducey.2 As of March 19, 2020, Yavapai County had its first case of COVID-19, according to Yavapai County Community Health Services.3 As a result Cottonwood must follow the recommendations of disease control experts. This means the closure of bars, indoor fitness centers, and other similar businesses. Restaurants may continue to serve customers using drive-thru, pickup, and delivery methods, but dine-in service has been suspended. Please refer to Mayor Elinski’s Proclamation of Emergency for more specific details.1
During these difficult times, please check on your neighbors. It is important that we work together to ensure that everyone is safe and cared for.
The City of Cottonwood will keep the COVID-19 portion of the website up-to-date as new information becomes available: https://cottonwoodaz.gov/coronavirus.
1 For more information on Mayor Tim Elinski’s Proclamation of Emergency, please visit: https://cottonwoodaz.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3253/3-20-20-COVID-19-Proclamation.
2 For more information on Executive Order 2020-09 issued by Governor Ducey, visit https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-announces-latest-covid-19-actions.
3 According to Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) a resident of Sedona has tested as presumptive positive for the COVID-19 virus. This case in being investigated by YCCHS, and those in contact with this case are being identified and contacted, according to YCCHS’s statement. For more information on this case, please visit http://www.yavapai.us/chs/.