The City of Nogales is encouraging business owners to comply with Governor Ducey’s Additional Guidance on Essential Services. If not already closed, the Governor is directing the following services to cease operations by 5:00 PM on April 4, 2020.• Barbers, cosmetology, hairstyling, nail salons, and aesthetic Salons • Tanning salons• Tattoo parlors• Spas and massage parlors• Swap meets
The Governor closed amenities at public parks that do not allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene, but recommended that public parks shall remain open to the greatest extent possible. The City Parks and Recreation will lock all public restrooms and close playgrounds on the morning of April 4, 2020. Governor Ducey also closed communal pools, while advising that they continue to be maintained under environmental and public health rules and guidelines. The full details of the Governor’s press release can be accessed here.
Local businesses impacted by this order are encouraged to visit www.covid19.nogalesaz.gov for more information on available financial relief, including the CARES Act. In addition, the City of Nogales started a Business Banner Program for local businesses.Local businesses may receive a free, semi-customizable 3’x6’ banner from the City of Nogales. The banners, which include Mayor Garino’s motto for Nogales, will keep residents informed of businesses that are open, have varied operations, or are open online. A limited number of banners will be made available on first-come, first-served basis. The City is also gathering information on local businesses’ hours of operations and any specials available in order to inform local residents and those traveling to and through Nogales. To request a banner, interested business owners should contact the City at 520-287-6571 or fill out this online form. Below is an example of one of the 8 types of available banners.
Santa Cruz County officials informed the City of Nogales of a confirmed COVID-19 case in the county. The individual traveled to an area with community spread. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Santa Cruz County to 4. The previous 3 reported cases have fully recovered. The individual with the fourth reported case is recovering at home.