Healthy Travel Practices
January 8, 2021
Hello travelers. This page is the best place to stay current on what is happening with Sedona’s response to the coronavirus.
Sedona is Practicing Safe and Healthy Guidelines
Though our stunning scenery and capacity to rejuvenate your spirit remains the same, some things have changed. COVID-19 remains a threat to public health, and we strongly encourage you to join us in taking every precaution if you are visiting Red Rock Country.
Hundreds of local businesses have signed on to Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready, committing to rigorous safety standards. We are also advising visitors to adhere to these safety practices to keep our residents and community healthy:
- Stay home if you are sick or if you have been in contact with a sick person
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Maintain a 6 ft distance from others
- Limit contact with others
- Avoid congregation in public areas
- Stay on trails except to let people pass (maintain 6 ft distance)
Follow these guidelines, and you too, are safe, clean and ready for Sedona.
Sedona is opening and operating responsibly. Visitors have returned to our hotels, 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 and expectations 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.
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. Please stay updated and informed on these statistics.
We recommend Arizona DHS as a good source for more Arizona COVID-19 information.
Mitigation Requirements For Events
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that organized public events of more than 50 people may only be approved if local governments have determined that safety precautions issued by the CDC and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) are in place.
If an event is approved, the jurisdiction must post on their website the mitigation measures that the event organizer is required to implement and must dedicate resources to enforcing those mitigation measures.
If you are planning to visit, please review Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready protocols and use our website to find attractions and activities to plan and prepare for your trip. 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 memorable experience. Call us at 800.288.7336 or live chat with us on our website from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. 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.
The following sites are additional informational resources:
- CDC website on coronavirus.
- Tips on coronavirus prevention.
- CDC’s travel notices.
- Coconino County Health and Human Services information.
- Yavapai County Health Services website.