COVID – 19  Response 

The City of Nogales is working closely with Santa Cruz County and taking proactive measures to help
flatten the curve of COVID-19. The safety and wellbeing of city residents remains the priority. The City of
Nogales encourages people who are sick or feeling sick to call their health provider for the appropriate
next steps.
In observance of CDC recommendations, the City closed all gyms. City offices have also implemented
models of social distancing. Footprints have been placed at utility payment windows at City Hall to
encourage social distancing. The Housing Authority implemented steps to minimize public interaction at
the Housing Authority waiting room. The City Library also took steps to model social distancing by placing
additional space between computers. The City continues to operate at full capacity, while encouraging
and modeling social distancing. The City encourages residents to use existing tools, such as the internet,
mailboxes, and telephone, to conduct business with the City.
City Manager Edward Johnson took action to protect City workers by temporarily suspending nonessential
business travel, advising City Directors to send sick employees home, and by informing all staff of practical
steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. This guidance, along with information from the CDC and AARP was
sent to elderly households in low-income housing, in an effort to inform all vulnerable segments of the

During this time of uncertainty, City officials strongly advise residents to seek information from well-
regarded sources such as the Santa Cruz County Health Department, the Arizona Department of Health,

and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The City will continue to monitor the situation and
will share critical information as quickly as possible.


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