Healthy Travel Practices
March 5, 2021
Greetings to you from Red Rock Country and Sedona, The Most Beautiful Place on Earth. This page is the best place to stay current on what is happening with Sedona’s response to COVID-19.
Governor Rescinds Occupancy Restrictions for Restaurants, Bars, other Businesses
Citing the COVID-19 vaccines as a “game changer,” Governor Ducey announced March 5 that occupancy limitations for Arizona restaurants, gyms, theaters, water parks, bowling alleys, and bars providing dine in services are rescinded effective immediately. However, distancing and mask protocols remain in place. Read the complete Executive Order.
Vaccinations for Local Residents are Underway
Arizona is prioritizing health care workers, residents of long term care facilities, educators and vulnerable populations as COVID-19 vaccination programs get underway. Vaccine administration is currently active in Yavapai and Coconino counties, where Sedona is located.
Sedona is Practicing Safe and Healthy Guidelines
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.
Face coverings are required for everyone in all public places. You will see reminders all over town as part of our “Mask Up, Sedona” and Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready campaigns. 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 six foot distance from others.
- Limit contact with others.
- Avoid congregation in public areas.
- Stay on trails except to let people pass (maintain six foot distance).
Follow these guidelines, and you too, are safe, clean and ready for Sedona.
Visitors have returned to our hotels, our trails are open to the great Sedona outdoors, and our amazing restaurants are serving, in gorgeous outdoor settings with stringent safety standards.
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
By Executive Order of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, 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. 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, live chat with us on our website or stop by the Visitor Center at the corner of Forest Rd. and 89A in uptown Sedona any day of the week 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.