Healthy Travel Practices
August 5, 2020 11:00 a.m.
Welcome and thank you for stopping by. This page is the best place to stay current on what is happening in Sedona as we deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose in June and are now showing a slight decline. Although Sedona and surrounding Yavapai County have much lower numbers than Maricopa County (Phoenix area) and several southern Arizona counties, we also experienced an uptick.
For the time being, Governor Doug Ducey has extended his Executive Order closing bars, gyms, nightclubs, movie theaters and water parks throughout the state. Onsite dining in restaurants is limited to 50% of capacity, and gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. Governor Ducey has not announced an end date for these restrictions.
While bars, movie theaters and gyms are closed, many tour companies stores, hotels, resorts, galleries and attractions have re-opened with Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready safety practices in place, including many restaurants observing the Governor's 50% onsite capacity rule.
Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty has ordered that anyone five years or older in a public place in Sedona is required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask where continuous physical distancing is difficult or impossible.
There are several exemptions as well as definitions of face coverings, public places and physical distancing. Please review the proclamation and FAQs before coming to Sedona. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready is Your Guide to Businesses and Sedona Safety Standards
SedonaSafeCleanReady.com shares the hundreds of local businesses committed to stringent safety standards and these eight safety practices we encourage visitors and residents to follow:
- Stay home if sick.
- Protect yourself while visiting.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others while in restaurants, attractions, establishments and in lines.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when you have to go out in public.
- If you are at higher risk for severe illness, take extra precaution.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- If possible, use touchless payment (pay without touching money, a card, or a keypad). If you must handle money, a card, or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer right after paying.
- After leaving an establishment, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. When you get home or back to your lodging establishment, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Our ‘What’s Open?’ site lets you know which businesses are open, closed or operating with restrictions.
We also encourage you to take the Sedona Cares Pledge before you visit, and help us protect our fragile, sacred land.
Sedona Trails Open, Fire Restrictions Lifted
All Sedona trails have reopened with a few exceptions. Some heritage sites such as Palataki and V-Bar-V remain closed.
On July 28 the Sedona Fire District lifted fire restrictions for the Sedona area. Although Sedona is experiencing higher humidity and a slightly reduced fire risk, please be careful and responsible when working with or around fire. Remember to extinguish all campfires and use caution when operating a barbeque grill.
Visitor Center Open, Digital Services Available
Visitor Center staff and volunteers are available to answer your questions in-person, by phone, email or live chat every day, 8:30am-5pm.
Here is how to get in touch:
Check out Amazing Sedona Online
We know a touch of Sedona can brighten anyone’s day, so if you are not planning to travel any time soon, please visit local businesses offering online products deliverable to your home and online services you can enjoy wherever you are. Now is a great time to acquire a little piece of The Most Beautiful Place on Earth.
We are also promoting virtual events, offering a unique way to visit us from the safety of home.
You can be inspired by Sedona anytime by visiting our live webcam. You can also share the beauty of Red Rock Country during your next Zoom conference. Download a beautiful Sedona image, and then upload it to your Zoom account as a background. When you do, share your story on Facebook #SedonaStrong.
We look forward to seeing you as soon as possible - safe, happy, healthy and ready to fall in love with the Most Beautiful Place on Earth.
Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
- Wash hands regularly with warm water and soap.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
The following sites are additional informational resources: