Closures, Proclamations and Executive Orders

May 12 - Governor Issues Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger Executive Order

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that Arizona’s Stay At Home order will be ending on May 15 and will be replaced by new guidelines outlined in the "Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger" executive order. 

May 4 - Governor Issues Guidance for Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Barbers and Cosmetologists

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order entitled "Building on COVID-19 Success" that outlines the next steps Arizona will take to gradually loosen restrictions. The Executive Order allows cosmetologists and barber shops to resume appointment-based services on Friday, May 8 and restaurants and coffee shops to resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures on Monday, May 11.  

April 29 - Governor Issues Extension of Stay at Home Order with Modifications

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order entitled "Return Stronger", which amends the previous "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected" Executive Order. Under the order, retail businesses currently not operating can begin curbside pick-up on Monday, May 4, followed by expanded in-person operations on Friday, May 8 as long as they implement social distancing and sanitation measures established by the United States Department of Labor or the Arizona Department of Health Services. 

April 8 - Park Amenity Closures

Effective April 8, 2020, park spaces and amenities at City parks will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city recognizes the importance of these outdoor amenities; however, the safety of the public, staff and the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 are the highest priority. The following parks and City amenities will be closed until further notice: 

  • • Dog parks – two in total located at Thorpe Park and Bushmaster Park 
  • • Tennis Courts – 17 courts in total 
  • • Skate Parks – two in total located at Bushmaster Park and Foxglenn Park 
  • • BMX Park – one in total located in Sunnyside along Izabel Street 

At this time, disc golf courses will remain open as well as baseball and softball fields. Trails and grass areas remain open for walking, hiking, biking and other outdoor recreation that can be done with responsible social and physical distancing.

April 8 - Increased Restrictions for Certain Out-of-state Travelers  

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order to increase quarantine guidelines for out-of-state travelers entering Arizona. Under the Executive Order, anyone who travels to Arizona from an area with substantial community spread through any airport in the state must isolate or quarantine themselves upon arrival for 14 days.

April 3 - Governor Issues Additional Guidance on Essential Services

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued additional guidance on essential services, closing services including barbershops, nail and aesthetic salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, spas, and massage therapist services. 

March 31 - Playground Closures

Effective April 1, 2020, the playgrounds, swing sets, rockers, ramadas, picnic tables and barbecue grills at all parks, the outdoor fitness center located at Bushmaster Park and the Parcourse Stations at Buffalo Park will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city recognizes the importance of these outdoor amenities; however, the safety of the public, staff and the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 are the highest priority.

All parks, FUTS trails and protected open space are still open for walking, hiking, biking and other outdoor recreation that can be done with responsible social and physical distancing. Help the community and city by practicing social and physical distancing at the tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, multipurpose fields, dog parks, skate parks and other amenities that remain open.

March 30 - Governor Issues Stay Home Executive Order

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order entitled Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected; Physical Distancing to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission. Please see the State of Arizona Executive Order for more information. 

March 26 - Expanded Closures and Cancellations 

The Flagstaff City Mayor, Coral Evans has issued a proclamation deemed necessary for the protection of life and property in the city of Flagstaff. This proclamation removes the end date of April 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. in her previous proclamation, continuing the proclamation closures until further notice to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order. This proclamation also expands the existing closure to include hair salons, nail salons, beauty parlors or similar businesses and establishments. This proclamation is effective March 26, 2020 at 8 p.m., continuing until further notice. 

 The restrictions do not apply to any of the following: 

 • Grocery stores, markets, convenience stores and other similar businesses and establishments that offer food and beverage not for on-premises consumption; Pharmacies and drug stores; Food banks and food pantries; Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within health care facilities, nursing homes, shelters, group homes, places of worship, or similar facilities; and Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within or on the premises of institutions of higher learning; Vendors and concessionaries located within the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. 

The current public health crisis related to COVID-19 is being monitored as it is evolving and additional regulations may be forthcoming as needed. 

Please see Mayor Coral Evans’s proclamation on expanded closures and cancellations within Flagstaff city limits for more information.

March 18 - Additional Guidance for Hotels

On March 16, the Flagstaff City Mayor, Coral Evans issued a proclamation deemed necessary for the protection of life and property in the city of Flagstaff closing a number of businesses and establishments to members of the public. This proclamation is effective March 17, 2020 at 8 p.m. through April 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Hotels and motels may remain open and continue to operate during this time period with several conditions. Pursuant to the March 16 proclamation, businesses are prohibited from serving food and beverages for consumption on premises and members of the public are prohibited from entering and remaining to dine or consume beverages. The purpose is social distancing to prevent groups of people from congregating in eating areas. Accordingly, hotels and motels may continue to serve breakfast or other meals, but consumers must pick up their food and leave the area before consuming it. Any dining areas within the hotel or motel, such as a breakfast seating area, must be closed.

Hotels and motels are also prohibited from operating pools, fitness or recreation areas during this time period. Pursuant to the March 16 proclamation, gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, yoga and barre studios, and other similar facilities must be closed.

March 16 - COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations

The Flagstaff City Mayor, Coral Evans has issued a proclamation deemed necessary for the protection of life and property in the city of Flagstaff closing a number of businesses and establishments to members of the public. This proclamation is effective March 17, 2020 at 8 p.m. through April 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

All restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, retail food facilities, and other similar businesses and establishments are prohibited from serving food and beverages for consumption on premises. Members of the public are prohibited from entering and remaining to dine or consume beverages. Businesses that typically offer food and beverages for on-premises consumption are instead encouraged to offer food and beverage using delivery, window, drive-through or drive-up service. If a business chooses to offer this type of “to-go” service, members of the public may remain on its premises for the purpose of picking up their food or beverage orders.

The proclamation also closes the following:
• Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other similar businesses and establishments offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
• Theaters, cinemas, and indoor and outdoor performance venues.
• Libraries and museums.
• Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, yoga and barre studios, and other similar facilities.
• Bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.

The restrictions do not apply to any of the following:

• Grocery stores, markets, convenience stores and other similar businesses and establishments that offer food and beverage not for on-premises consumption;
• Pharmacies and drug stores;
• Food banks and food pantries;
• Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within health care facilities, nursing homes, shelters, group homes, places of worship, or similar facilities; and
• Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within or on the premises of institutions of higher learning.
• Vendors and concessionaires located within the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport.

For the duration of these restrictions, the City of Flagstaff downtown paid parking program (Park Flag) will be suspended.

Please see Mayor Coral Evans’s proclamation on closures and cancellations within Flagstaff city limits for more information.

March 15 - City of Flagstaff Emergency Proclamation

Mayor Coral Evans issued an Emergency Proclamation on March 15. Please see the City of Flagstaff Emergency Proclamation for more information related to COVID-19.