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Flagstaff declares State of Emergency over coronavirus

Posted at 3:27 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 19:15:22-04

FLAGSTAFF — The city of Flagstaff has declared a State of Emergency due to the impacts of coronavirus.

City officials say the State of Emergency will allow the city to seek resources and recovery assistance.

In a press release issued Sunday, Mayor Coral Evans said, “The economic impacts to our small businesses and our tourism industry, which is the backbone of our economy are severe. We are working closely with Coconino County Health and Human Services who under state law is delegated the authority over public health matters on our local response to monitor this situation and ensure the safety and well-being of our community.”

Officials say the city will continue to plan for event and facility closures, modified staffing plans and work-from-home programs.

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