COVID-19 Information & Resources
March 25, 2021
Message from Town Manager Tracie Hlavinka
"Governor Ducey signed Executive Order 2021-06 (PDF) (on March 25, 2021) that now allows for gatherings of 50+ and lifted all city/town mask mandates in the State of Arizona. Masks are still recommended, social distancing is still encouraged and business can chose individually to require masks...(R)eactions to this Order run the gamut and many individuals are still vulnerable and/or uncomfortable with unmasking."
While Town staff are no longer required to wear a mask, we will still be respectful of those around us. We will practice social distancing whenever possible and carry a mask with us at all times. If an employee or customer is masked, we will have the courtesy to put ours on as well.
March 23, 2021
The Clarkdale Police Department lobby has reopened for services including report requests, dog licenses, notary, prescription drug disposal, house watch requests and walk-in calls for service. Fingerprinting services are still suspended. Hours are Monday through Thursday 8 am - 5:30 pm (closed noon-1 pm for lunch) and Friday 8 am - noon.
All other departments remain open by phone, email and appointment at this time.
February 9, 2021
For information on availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in Yavapai County, please call Yavapai County Community Health Services at 928-442-5103. Hours are 8 am-5 pm. According to Director Leslie Horton, operators can help callers book appointments and find transportation options if available. Call volume is high, so callers are advised to keep trying.
December 4, 2020
Gubernatorial Executive Order 2020-58: Vaccine Distribution
View the Executive Order 2020-58 (PDF). Arizona is expected to receive an initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses in mid to late December, with more doses available in the weeks following. Once received, the state will promptly begin distribution. The distribution plan prioritizes health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, educators and vulnerable populations. Additionally, the Governor today issued an Executive Order ensuring all Arizonans receive the vaccine without any financial barriers.
Gubernatorial Executive Order 2020-60: Support For Restaurants
View the Executive Order 2020-60 (PDF). The Governor today issued an Executive Order easing red tape on outdoor dining, increasing opportunities for safer dining experiences. The order makes it easier for restaurants to expand outdoor dining spaces. Previously, restaurants could not temporarily extend their premises and they were limited to the amount of space for which they could extend their premises. The existing barriers result in longer wait times and a more onerous process with the local governing body. This order provides temporary extensions after approval from the local governing body.
Mitigation Requirements For Events
Governor Ducey also issued an Executive Order enhancing health and safety requirements for large public events approved by local cities, towns and counties. Under Executive Order 2020-43 issued in June, organized public events with more than 50 attendees are prohibited in Arizona, with the option for local jurisdictions to selectively approve events of greater than 50 people only if they implemented enhanced mitigation measures.
Now, organized public events of more than 50 people may only be approved by local cities, towns and counties if they have determined that safety precautions consistent with guidance issued by both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ADHS are in place, and the event organizer has committed to implementing and enforcing these precautions.
November 23, 2020
November 18, 2020
Mayoral Proclamation (PDF) continuing previous mayoral mask mandate issued on June 19, 2020.
July 3, 2020
From the Mayor:
These charts indicate that COVID-19 cases in Yavapai County are growing fast. Even in our town, they have risen from 5 to 21 in just a week. In Arizona, hospitalizations and deaths from the disease are climbing faster than the rest of the nation. While we don't have good data on exactly where people are contracting the virus, it is very clear that the fastest spread is coming from groups that are not practicing good prevention, like wearing masks, keeping your distance, and not gathering inside. Some "super spreading" events have even been outdoors where people are packed tightly together, like pool parties.
It will be tempting tomorrow to get together to celebrate, like we all have all our lives. But this year is different. This year, I'm asking you to celebrate with the people you live with, and forgo the party. I'm asking you to practice 10 feet of spacing at the river parks and on our trails. I'm asking you to wear a mask whenever you are with other people. And I'm asking you to stay home.
Medical experts are predicting another surge in cases following 4th of July celebrations. Let's show them that Clarkdale is different. Let's show them that Clarkdale cares enough about our friends and neighbors to miss one party. When we do, we'll hasten the day when we'll all feel comfortable eating at Clarkdale restaurants, tasting wine at one of our great wineries, sampling some craft beers across from the park, taking a gorgeous train trip, or listening to live music at a local tavern or at the park. Let's get back to business and having fun tomorrow by acting responsibly today. It's a small sacrifice that will pay off in lives saved and families strengthened!
Happy Fourth of July to all and please, please be safe!
Doug Von Gausig
July 1, 2020
July 1, 2020 Message (PDF) from Mayor Doug VonGausig from a "Clarkdale-centric perspective".
June 29, 2020
Governor's Executive Orders Pausing Arizona's Reopening until at least July 27, 2020 and modifying start-of-school.
June 29, 2020 Message (PDF) from Mayor VonGausig urging Clarkdalians to stay safe.
June 20, 2020
June 20, 2020, Mayoral Proclamation (PDF) regarding mandatory use of face masks in public places, government buildings and workspaces not open to the public.
April 29 Executive Order Extending Stay-At-Home Measures
View the April 29 Executive Order (PDF). Governor Ducey has extended Stay-At-Home orders until at least May 15, 2020.
March 17 Message From Mayor Von Gausig & Town Manager Tracie Hlavinka
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended avoiding social gatherings of 10 people or more. In an effort to adhere to the CDC's guidelines, all non-essential meetings will be cancelled. The Town will monitor the situation and may conduct essential meetings by phone or video conference. Please check the Town website for any future meeting dates and times. These actions are coordinated with national, state, county and local officials to protect residents and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Because the situation is exceedingly fluid, the Town of Clarkdale will continue to update information on our Facebook, Twitter and Town website. If you have questions about COVID-19 please visit the CDC website.
Doug Von Gausig, Town of Clarkdale Mayor
Tracie Hlavinka, Town Manager
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