Today marks the beginning of the first week of limiting public access to City buildings and more aggressively encouraging social distancing. This morning, department directors held a virtual video conference with the City Manager’s Office. In this meeting, department directors reported that the full suite of services are still being offered to residents. There has been no decline in the City’s ability to provide its residents with essential and non-essential services.
The City is aware of Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-18, Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Physical Distancing to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission. This most recent E.O. provides guidance for the Governor’s stay-at-home directive. The Governor appears to be encouraging Arizonians to share factual information about COVID-19 and to support and care for local communities. The City of Nogales has been sharing factual information about COVID-19 and providing resources for households and local businesses, before the first case presented in Santa Cruz County through press releases and the City’s COVID-19 website www.covid19.nogalesaz.gov. The City continues to encourage residents to adopt social distancing practices and to care for each other during this crisis.