The City of Sierra Vista is closely monitoring the national outbreak of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The City is working with our public health partners at the Cochise County Health & Social Services, the Arizona Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure that the City is following best practices for public safety and continuation of City services. See FAQs below for information specific to the City of Sierra Vista.
Statewide 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline and Crisis Counseling
Arizona has established a statewide hotline to answer questions and provide information about COVID-19. The line is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona. Crisis counseling is also available through the hotline at no charge, as many people may be struggling with mental health issues like anxiety or depression due to the pandemic. Learn more at resilentarizona.org.
Cochise County Mental Health Crisis Resources
In addition to the statewide hotline, a variety of local counseling and mental health resources can be found on the Cochise County Health & Social Services webpage. this includes a 24/7 Crisis Line that can be reached by calling (866) 495-6735.
To learn how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine, please click the links to review an informational flyer from Cochise County Health and Social Services available in English and in Spanish. For information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Cochise County, go to the Cochise County Health and Social Services COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.
May 7, 2021 Update
Cochise County update, as of May 7, 2021 (updated daily, as information becomes available):
Total confirmed cases: 11,958
New cases: 6
Number of cases hospitalized (total): 702
Zip code data is no longer available due to the rapid increase of positive cases.
Sierra Vista rescinds COVID-19 emergency declaration
In light of declining COVID-19 cases, increasing availability of vaccines, and the latest executive order from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Sierra Vista Mayor has rescinded the City's emergency declaration associated with COVID-19, effective as of 9 a.m., Thursday, March 25, 2021. As a result, face coverings are no longer required by the City of Sierra Vista, although some government facilities and inside businesses may require them. An exception to the face covering requirement is when riding Vista Transit as there is still a federal mandate for face coverings on public transit.
City facilities are scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 29. Programs and services will be phased in over time as feasible, based on staffing and logistics.
Read the City's March 25, 2021 press release.
The City's original emergency declaration was issued on June 27, 2020, suspended on September 18, 2020, then reinstated on November 6, 2020 as the number of COVID-19 cases began rising locally and statewide.
Gov. Ducey announces new phase of COVID-19 mitigation in Executive Order 2021-06
On March 25, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2021-06, which allows all businesses to operate with services and at the capacity that they feel is appropriate and conducting events with more than 50 people without approval of local governments. The Governor continues to encourage Arizonans, businesses, and event coordinators to continue following CDC recommendations, to include physical distancing and the use of face coverings.
See the City's press release archive for more information about the City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Please see the FAQs below to learn more about facility closures, what the City is doing during this time, where you can find help, and more.
This web page will continue to be updated with the most current information.