Healthy Travel Practices
November 30, 2020
Welcome, travelers! This page is the best place to stay current on what is happening with Sedona’s response to the coronavirus.
Sedona is Ready to Welcome You
Sedona’s wide-open spaces and clear blue skies are beckoning once again.
Though our stunning scenery and capacity to rejuvenate your spirit remains the same, some things have changed.
Today, face coverings are required for everyone in all public places. You will see reminders all over town as part of our “Mask Up, Sedona” campaign.
Sedona is operating responsibly under the guidelines of Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Orders limiting some business operations.
As COVID-19 cases around the country have recently risen, on November 18 Governor Doug Ducey announced that passengers arriving at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Tucson International Airport and Mesa’s Gateway Airport will receive messages that masks are a priority in Arizona and asking them to wear masks while in our state. The Governor also said beginning immediately, the Department of Health Services will work with the three airports to establish onsite COVID-19 testing facilities with“quick” turnarounds to allow incoming passengers to be tested if they so desire.
As we said, Sedona is opening and operating responsibly. Visitors have returned to our hotels and resorts, which are operating close to their normal occupancy levels.
Our trails are open to the great Sedona outdoors, and most of our amazing restaurants are serving again, with stringent safety standards and limited indoor dining capacity.
Most of our attractions and tour companies are also open with safety protocols in place.
Our ‘What’s Open?’ site shows you which businesses are open, closed or operating with restrictions.
Note that some heritage sites such as Palataki and V-Bar-V remain closed.
The Arizona Office of Tourism offers an excellent review of the state’s restrictions organized by type of business.
Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready is Your Guide to Businesses and Sedona Safety Standards
Hundreds of local businesses have signed on to Sedona|Safe.Clean.Ready, committing to rigorous safety standards. We are also advising visitors to join our residents in these safety practices:
- Wear a protective face covering when in public and limit physical contact with others
- Maintain social distancing (6 feet)
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid congregating in large groups
- While hiking, stay on trail, giving people room to pass (maintain 6 feet distance)
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Yavapai County Community Health Services and Northern Arizona Healthcare offer up to date statistics on COVID-19’s local impact, including the number and location of cases, hospital bed space and critical care bed space.
We recommend Arizona DHS as a good source for more Arizona COVID-19 information.
If you are planning to visit, cruise around the site to find attractions and activities that appeal to you as well as excellent trip-planning tools. Our Visitor Center volunteers and staff are available seven days a week to connect you with everything you need to make your trip to red rock country a life changing experience. Call us at 800.288.7336 or live chat with us on our website from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also send us an email anytime.
We look forward to seeing you soon - safe, happy, healthy and ready to fall in love with the Most Beautiful Place on Earth.
Interim President & CEO/Director of Marketing
Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau