Preparing for emergencies

Emergencies can strike at any time, but they don't have to mean disaster.  Here are some tips on how to be prepared for a few of the types of emergencies we see here in the White Mountains:

  1. COVID-19
  2. Animal Encounters
  3. Forest Fires
  4. Hiking/ Camping Emergencies
  5. Snow/ Winter Weather

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Covid-19 Updates - 8.11.20

This information includes the latest developments since our update last Thursday.
  • As of this morning, Arizona has 188,737 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 5,090 since Thursday. Navajo County has 5,391 confirmed cases, an increase of 61. Of those 5,391 cases, 1,266 are confirmed to be off tribal lands and 1,054 of those individuals have been released from isolation, meaning they have been symptom-free for at least 72 hours or it has been 10 days since testing and are no longer being monitored as an active case by Public Health Nurses. That leaves 212 active cases in the county off tribal lands.
  • While many events in the area have been cancelled due to COVID-19, we are happy to report that the 45th Annual Fall Artisans Festival will proceed as scheduled, but with a slightly different feel. Instead of having all vendors stationed at the Orchard at Charlie Clark's, vendors will be dispersed throughout the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. Several vendors still will be located at the Orchard and will be appropriately spaced to accommodate physical distancing, but attendees will have the opportunity to support vendors throughout the town. Also, our annual Cool Running event will now be a virtual run. Flyers on both events can be found below.
  • The Town is still collecting personal care items to donate to front-line healthcare workers in the Summit Healthcare system. You have just more than a week to donate items to create a self-care station for these critical workers fighting COVID-19. We're collecting donations of lotion, lip balm, mints and gum at Town Hall through Wednesday, August 19. See the flyer below for more information and THANK YOU for your generosity.

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Aug. 8th, 2020

The Governor’s Office and Arizona Department of Health Services released the Phased Reopening Plan For Paused Industries, which includes specific benchmarks for gyms and fitness centers, bars and nightclubs, waterparks, tubing and movie theaters.