July 27, 2020
Message from the Mayor regarding COVID-19 Statistics

July 24, 2020
Executiver Order 2020-52 is a continuation of the mandates of Executive Order 2020-43, for review every two weeks.

July 23, 2020
Excecutive Order 2020-51 implements steps, policies and services for the safe return to school and distance learning. 

July 22, 2020
Executive Order 2020-50 addresses concerns about long voting lines and safety concerns.

July 17, 2020
Yesterday afternoon the Governor held a press conference regarding the states response to COVID-19 providing updates on increased testing, lab capacity and deployment of additional nursing staff to 21 hospitals across the state.  He also said that Arizona will be open for learning this school year, next week he will announce additional details and flexibility for schools with Superintendent Hoffman (press release).

 Eviction Assistance:
Executive Order 2020-49 - Continued Postponement of Eviction Actions

  • Extended the stay on evections for individuals experiences a COVID-19 related hardship preventing them from paying their rent through October 31, 2020. 
  • Rentals are required to notify the landlord of the COVID-19 hardship in writing and request a payment plan.
  • Effective August 21, 2020, the tenant will also have to provide proof they have completed a rental assistance application (Rental Assistance & Eviction Prevention Programs)
  • Guidance for Renters and Landlords

Rental Assistance:

  • $650,000 to community action agencies to improve staffing of rental assistance programs (press release)
  • Almost $6 million in Emergency Solutions Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing to help combat homelessness (press release).

Foreclosure Prevention:

  • $5 million to launch the Foreclosure Prevention Program to provide financial assistance to individuals who rely on income from tenants to help them avoid foreclosure.


  • Nursing staff to hospitals for 6 weeks paid for by ADHS
  • Staffing was provided to all that applied with a priority on small rural hospitals with high transfers through the Arizona Surge Lines and large hospitals that accept high numbers of transfers through the Arizona Surge Line
  • A total of 584 nurses have been deployed to 21 hospitals 
  • 74 percent were provided to Central and Southern regions

Post-Acute Care:

  • ADHS is continuing to work on expanding post-acute care capacity and current negotiating a contract for up to 330 additional beds

July 10, 2020
Mayoral Message in support of Clarkdale-Jerome School District Superintendent Danny Brown's Parent Update on July 9, 2020 

“In my 32 years in public education, I have never experienced something so profound and complex." These are the words of Clarkdale-Jerome School Superintendent Danny Brown in his letter yesterday to stakeholders. Town Manager Tracie Hlavinka and I had lunch in the Park with Danny yesterday to talk about the school’s plans for reopening and how the Town could participate and contribute to the continued high quality of our kids’ education, while keeping everyone as safe as possible. The Superintendent just sent out a letter to all parents of C-J kids, in which he explains the three main strategies for education in the near future. These are all aimed at delivering high-quality education in a safe environment for the children, teachers and staff at the school.

His quote tells you a lot about what you need to know, and during our discussion it became very clear that the school will need to remain flexible in the face of unknown pandemic conditions, and that each strategy will need to allow for rapid adaptations and the possibility of recurring or continuing need for major safety measures as we head into the school year. I felt very confident that Danny and the C-J School Board have done their homework, and that they have kept kids’ safety at the forefront of their decisions. You can read his letter to parents here:  (insert link to the attached document).

Some unexpected challenges are: how to bus kids to school while maintaining safe distancing on the buses; how to space desks in classrooms safely and still be able to deliver education to all the school’s kids; how and where to feed kids lunch; how to manage school supplies to minimize transmission of the virus; how to provide the maximum ventilation in classrooms to minimize aerosol transmission; how to get kids from class to class to minimize crowding together; how to keep teachers safe; how to maintain curriculum alignment when some kids are distance learning and others are learning in classrooms; how to make sure distance learning is equitable for all kids, and making sure there is sufficient IT support for parents and students unfamiliar with on-line applications; and so many more. You can see that Danny’s quote actually minimizes the challenges.  

The Town’s job will be to help support and facilitate the school’s strategies. We have pledged that we will do whatever we can to make sure that children arrive at school safely, that they have the tools they need to succeed, and that we will cooperate with C-J School to the greatest extent while they are feeling their way through the upcoming reopening. Please support our school, and please remain understanding of the fact that whatever they do, they are responding to unknown conditions with our kids in mind in “something so profound and complex", and that they have never had to deal with before.

We’re with you, C-J, and we pledge our support in any way that we possible can!    

 Doug Von Gausig 
Town of Clarkdale

July 9, 2020
Executive Order 2020-47 Requiring restaurants to operate at 50% capacity.

July 1, 2020 
Message 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.

Message from Mayor VonGausig urging Clarkdalians to stay safe.

June 20, 2020
Mayoral Proclamation regarding mandatory use of face masks in public places, government buildings and workspaces not open to the public.

More Tips for Responsible Recreation

A Message on Mental Health from The White House
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Fact Sheet

Public Transportation - CAT Schedule Change
Click the link to read the announcement

Corona North Loop
Status Update from Yavapai County
A Message from The White House

A letter addressed to state, Local and Tribal leaders that includes a number of helpful links.

Mayor Von Gausig's "STAY HEALTHY" Proclamation
 Stay healthy - enjoy our local resources while maintaining appropriate social distancing.


Governor Ducey's COVID-19 Executive Order 2020-18:
 The Town of Clarkdale is adhering to Governor Ducey’s  Executive Order 2020-18; Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected. This order requests residents of Arizona to stay at home to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This order still allows for restaurants to provide take-out/deliver, grocery stores, gas stations and other essential services to remain operating. A link to the essential services list is provided below.

What are "essential services"? Click this link for the list.  

Town offices conducting business by phone & e-mail until further notice.

 In an effort to contain and mitigate the Coronavirus, the Town of Clarkdale will close Town offices to the public beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. This includes Public Works, Community Development and Administration. Staff will be available by phone and email to answer any questions.

 Utility Payments will still be accepted in the drop-off box located in the Town Hall parking lot. You may also contact Public Utilities by phone at (928) 639-2450 or the Town website at Pay My Utility Bill. Community Development will be available by phone at (928) 639-2500.

 The public is encouraged to utilize all available online services to conduct Town Hall business. This closure will be in effect for at least two weeks and will be re-evaluated on April 4, 2020.

 Local restaurants will suspend dine-in and provide carry-out only. You can still get great food to go from Main Street Café, El Toreo, and Huevos (formerly Charlotte's Breakfast).

 Thank you for your continued support of the community and patience as we all find ways to cope with the  Coronavirus.


A Message from Mayor Von Gausig and 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 at 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 at

Doug Von Gausig, Town of Clarkdale Mayor
Tracie Hlavinka, Town Manager