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
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.

April 29 Executive Order Extending Stay-At-Home Measures
Governor Ducey has extended Stay-At-Home orders until at least May 15, 2020.

March 17 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

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