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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Important Updates - 4.04.20

Important Updates

Yesterday, I told you that we would not issue an update over the weekend unless there were any significant developments to share. Late yesterday, Governor Doug Ducey modified his list of "essential services" and effective at 5:00 p.m. today, the following business types have been ordered to close: 
  • Barber shops 
  • Cosmetology, Hairstyling, Nail Salons and Aesthetic Salons 
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Spas
  • Massage parlors
Additionally, the governor ordered the following services to close by 5:00 p.m.
  • Amenities at public parks that do not allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene such as basketball courts, splash pads, playgrounds and public restrooms, but public parks shall remain open to the greatest extent possible.
  • Communal pools such as those at hotels, condominiums, apartment complexes and parks, however, these should still be maintained under environmental and public health rules and guidelines.
  • Swap meets.

You can read more about the governor’s updated order here.

  • As of this morning, Arizona has 2,019 confirmed COVID-19 cases, an increase of 250 since yesterday. Navajo County has 177 confirmed cases, an increase of 29 since yesterday. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these unchartered waters. We know this is probably the most difficult time our town has ever experienced. With your help, we will get through this and emerge even stronger.

Thank you,

Keith Johnson
Town Manager